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Bilingual Assistant Producer/Localization Manager

ZigZaGame Inc.

ZigZaGame Inc.

Job ID
152879
Location
Tokyo, Japan
Post date
Jun 14, 2024
Industry
Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
Function
Designer, Illustrator
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
Salary
¥3.5M ~ ¥10.0M / Year

Requirements

  • English: Native level (preferred)
  • Japanese: Business level (preferred)
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available

Description

We are a rapidly growing mobile game development studio, with our flagship app becoming the #1 RPG in over 100 countries and getting over 20 million downloads. As a bilingual studio that caters to an international audience, translation is a big part of what we do. We are currently looking for a bilingual Assistant Producer to help us take the quality of the localization in our stories and voiceovers of our games to the next level!

Job Description:
Our ideal candidate is someone who is self-motivated, empathic, creative, flexible, thorough, has initiative, and is willing to take on tasks outside their comfort zone. No game development experience is needed for this role!
While management and quality control of localization will be the primary focus of this position, as an Assistant Producer, you will also have various opportunities to be involved in different aspects of game development. Your tasks will include (but will not be limited to):
- Finding and managing external translators
- Ensuring that the localization of our games meet our standards (this may include editing translations)
- Translating internal game design and story development documents from Japanese to English and vice versa
- Translating texts for game promotions
- Managing translations for our new E-commerce website
- Researching industry trends and benchmarks
- Providing input during game development to ensure the final game properly supports localizations

Position Requirements:
- Native level English and business level or higher Japanese (must be at least be able to comprehend and consume content in Japanese)
- Able to come into the office 5 days a week
- Proficiency in Google Sheets and/or Excel
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team
- Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Self-motivated and committed to quality work
- Ability to think creatively
- Ability to see things from the perspective of others and understand what they need
- Due to the nature of the work, a remote work arrangement is unavailable for this position.

Nice-to-Haves
- Prior professional writing experience, fiction or otherwise, in English or Japanese.
- Proficiency in any language aside from English or Japanese.
- Prior experience as a professional translator or a localization manager.

If this position sounds right for you, please don’t hesitate to apply! We look forward to hearing from you.

ABOUT US
ZigZaGame Inc. is a Japan-based global gaming company with a track record of success for over 15 years and still growing. Founded in 2008, ZigZaGame has since grown into one of the most successful mobile gaming companies in Japan, and an internationally acclaimed leader within the mobile entertainment industry. Our flagship title, Evertale, has been ranked 1 RPG in over 122 countries and has been downloaded over 20 million times.
Supported by a growing library of titles, we combine our game production, marketing, and data analysis expertise into an unified, holistic approach to deliver top-tier entertainment to users throughout the world. Because we manage all aspects of our games internally, this allows us to be fully committed to providing a high quality experience for our players. We will not release a game until we feel it's ready!

Location:
ZigZaGame Inc.
Shinagawa, Tokyo
Our nearest station is Oimachi, which can be accessed by using the Tokyu Oimachi line, Rinkai line, or the JR Keihin-Touhoku line.

Last modified on July 4, 2024

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