Localization Academy

Associate Convention Programming Manager (Bilingual Japanse/English)

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Get to know The Pokémon Company International

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Associate Convention Programming Manager (Bilingual)
  • Job Summary: Support the Manager of Convention Programming & Japanese Business Management in translating and interpreting Japanese/English, and communication with overseas counterparts.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Support the Manager in translating emails, business documents, pitches, and reports in Japanese/English.
  • Support the Manager in interpreting for business meetings which contain esports tournament terminology and systems
  • Communicate with partner companies in London, Japan, Korea, and China under the Manager’s supervision.
  • Be on-site during events to provide translation and interpretation support, as needed.
  • Review, edit and maintain localization of guidelines, rules, and regulations of esports tournaments.
  • Develop deep understanding of Pokémon games, communities, and their tournament/management system.
  • Understand relationships with overseas partner companies and provide smooth communication to support the team.
  • Establish and maintain communication between overseas counterparts and vendors to make sure our events meet their requirements/needs.
  • Work with the Manager to create strategies to get approval on convention programming from overseas stakeholders.

What you’ll bring

  • At least 2 years of experience in professional Japanese/English translation and interpretation.
  • 2+ years of experience in the gaming/esports industry is preferred.
  • Familiarity with esports and tournament terms/words.
  • Understanding of both the U.S. and Japanese culture in general.
  • Understanding of Japanese business culture, structure, and manner.
  • Ability to translate and interpret without supervision.
  • Be fluent in Japanese respect words (敬語).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Japanese and English.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft tools. (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to work under pressure and under challenging timelines.
  • Team player with ability to work with various groups across multiple organizations.
  • Ability of fast learning.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $83,000 – $97,805. The full range is $83,000 – $123,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates’ qualifications and professional experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment