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Manager, Localization Editing (Italian)

The Pokémon Company International

Manager, Localization Editing (Italian)

The Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) is responsible for ensuring accuracy of information, adherence to house style, and enforcement of grammatical standards, as well as maintaining brand accuracy in all materials in their language of expertise. The highest quality standards must be met under firm deadlines with a range of partners inside and outside the company.

The Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) is comfortable with and capable of overseeing, assessing, and organizing the daily workload of a team of localization editors in a fast-paced work environment while being a key contributor.

The Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) demonstrates superior linguistic skills in their language of expertise, with a keen eye for organization and precision. As they are required to lead and motivate their language team, as well as communicate effectively with a series of internal and external teams, excellent project management and communication skills in both English and their language of expertise are required for this role.

The successful candidate is comfortable being the go-to person for all linguistic queries concerning their language of expertise as well as delegating task responsibilities while remaining accountable for the outcome of the delegated work.

The Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) possesses excellent interpersonal skills. Capable of inspiring confidence and forming strong professional relationships within and outside of their language team, the successful candidate will prove to be helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented, as well as skilled at creating a positive work environment.

The Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) is a brand ambassador who understands the essence of Pokémon and its core pillars, and who demonstrates the values of friendship, community, and good sportsmanship.

What you’ll do

This role manages both people and products. The Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) will dedicate 70% of their time to performing their primary job functions as a localization editor while dedicating 30% of their time to managerial duties such as project and people management, including hiring, training, performance evaluation, and other duties as assigned.

  • Manage the editorial activities of a team of Italian localization editors working on diverse projects for multiple channels.
  • Translate, edit, localize, proof, and review a variety of materials, such as templates, rulebooks, brand- and product-related text, press releases and other marketing materials, and more.
  • Interact daily with other teams and departments in Seattle and in the company’s UK office.
  • Provide regular progress reports and updates to in-house management and stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the performance of a team of Italian localization editors.
  • Interview and hire localization editors on an as-needed basis.     

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • 6+ years of editing experience publishing under regular deadlines
  • 1+ year of people and project management experience and the demonstrated ability to handle simultaneous tasks in an organized manner
  • Leadership experience a plus
  • Superior Italian linguistic skills and a focused eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and project management skills, including the proven ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience in working with a team of editors and localization professionals in multiple languages
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Word, Excel, and specialized technical programs, plus a ready facility with learning new tools
  • Adaptive skills for working in an environment that features tight deadlines and shifting schedules
  • Previous experience in the gaming industry a plus

How you’ll be successful

Integrity and Respect - Demonstrates integrity and respect by listening to others, seeking to understand a variety of perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results. 

Building Relationships - Builds strong relationships and works co-operatively with others to solve problems and meet team goals. Acknowledges the contributions of others and gives honest, kind and constructive feedback to other team members. 

Passion for Pokémon - Knowledgeable about the Pokémon brand, people, culture, and business.  

Dedicated to Quality - Monitors work for quality and accuracy, follows through on commitments and keeps others informed on progress. Uses a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others to continuously improve.  

Delighting Customers - Aware of customers’ interests and needs and listens carefully and makes sure customers feels heard and important.  

Challenging the Expected - Contributes to new approaches, methods or technologies. Works proactively with others to produce innovative solutions to support the business and customers. Embraces the possibility of failure to risk something new, unique, and special. 

Leads Self - Holds oneself accountable to the core values, and personal goals.  Seek new and challenging assignments to continuously learn and improve. 

What to expect

  • All applicants must provide a cover letter (approximately 250 words in Italian) along with their résumé.
  • All selected applicants must complete an aptitude test and an interview test to measure their skills.
  • The role is currently remote, however, when we as a Company determine it is safe for employees to return to in person work, the work will take place onsite in an open-concept office setting in Bellevue.

We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. Travel between office locations internationally may be required on occasion.

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa.



Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Date found: 2022-11-05

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