Senior Localization Editor (Italian)

The Senior Localization Editor (Italian) is a core member of the Editing team. This position works closely with fellow editors, translators, project coordinators, and members of various departments on all editorial facets of Pokémon products. This includes maintaining factual accuracy, brand accuracy, and impeccable grammatical standards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animated series, movies, official website, apps such as Pokémon GO, and other materials in the localization editor’s language of expertise. This requires high-level knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the language of expertise, including slang, phraseology, and other nuances.

While working in a fast-paced environment, the Senior Localization Editor (Italian) takes editorial lead on projects of significant scope, ensuring a unified editorial approach in all phases of the process—text translation, text editing, review and stakeholder approvals, and proofing. While organizing the contributions of a project’s editorial team, the Senior Localization Editor will also support the Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) and the Editing team as a whole by editing and reviewing related marketing materials and collaborating on process improvements.

What You Will Do

  • Take responsibility for projects, including premier projects, leading one or more support editors throughout the process, maintaining an across-the-board picture of the project’s timeline and needs, developing functional experience with the project, and ensuring that the final outcome is a faithful and consistent adaptation of product, customer communication, or marketing collateral goals.
  • Translate, edit, review, and proof a variety of company-wide materials, such as trading cards, animation scripts, apps, rulebooks, brand- and product-related text, press releases and other marketing materials, organized play documents, and
  • Edit for grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and slang.
  • Ensure consistency in style and terminology.
  • Adapt text information to suit the needs of various audiences.
  • Review, revise, and proofread soft and hard copy.
  • Collaborate with fellow editors, along with various other department members, such as translators, designers, and project coordinators.
  • Report regularly on project status and progress to the Manager, Localization Editing (Italian).
  • Interact daily with other teams and departments on matters of terminology and style.
  • Ensure consistency by applying a sound knowledge of the brand and internal guidelines, supporting new members of the team in gaining an equal level of knowledge.
  • Make regular progress reports and updates to the Manager, Localization Editing (Italian) providing other assistance as requested.

What You Will Bring

  • 5-7 years of experience in the localization field or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate, edit, revise, or rewrite text-based content in language of expertise.
  • Must be detail oriented, with proven experience in handling multiple simultaneous projects, including publishing under regular deadlines.
  • Must be a team player with exceptional communication and project management skills.
  • Able to work flexibly in an environment that features tight deadlines and shifting schedules.
  • Native-speaker level in language of expertise and fluency in English are required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite—Word and Excel in particular—is essential.
  • Ability to learn how to use specialized technical programs quickly.
  • Pokémon brand knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SDL Trados is a plus.
  • Experience in the gaming industry is a plus.
  • Leadership experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, or equivalent years of work experience.

How You Will Be Successful

  • Excellence: You strive to achieve a high standard of quality.
  • Communication: You have impeccable written and verbal communication in your language of expertise as well as in English.
  • Interpersonal skills: You aim to build effective relationships across our organization. You are mindful of diverse perspectives, and you engage with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Bias for action: You are eager to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles or setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a strong sense of urgency and accountability.
  • Passion and ownership: You love what you do and take great pride in the value you add to our products.
  • Agile thinking: You enjoy working on a variety of projects at once.
  • Logical and analytical: You are able to process and organize information effectively. You provide unswerving attentiveness to detail and follow through on deadlines. You ensure consistency and quality in your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Growth mindset: As a self-starter, you thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment where you can learn, grow, and build something great as part of our team.

What to Expect

  • All applicants must provide a cover letter (approximately 250 words in Italian) along with their résumé. This will be a qualification to the role.
  • All selected applicants must complete an aptitude test and an interview test to measure their skills.
  • Work takes 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 necessary at peak times or for specific initiatives. Travel 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 statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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