Localization Academy

Associate Project Manager, Localization

Job Summary:

As the Associate Project Manager, Localization you will support the day-to-day management of various workflows relating to production & localization. In this role you will handle audio dubbing orders, reference materials, international timelines, dubbing studio outreach, and territory communications. You will also run the publishing metrics which will enable senior management to analyze and act on identified information. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple business units at The Walt Disney Company which will require you to demonstrate “white glove service” and discretion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of assigned dubbing production slate by providing solutions to workflow issues
  • Provide timely feedback to senior management on delays or challenges
  • Facilitate the completion of dubbed audio, contracts, scripts, etc. from global dubbing studios
  • Measure and track various localization assets from order to inventory
  • Work with the Content Protection group to ensure compliance
  • Identify & create key metrics that allow process improvements for our business management system
  • Monitor vendor performance and provide detailed analysis to Senior Management
  • Proactively identify & present operational efficiencies in areas of responsibility
  • Build structure in a nuanced and constantly evolving environment
  • Ensure detailed, accurate, and timely completion of assignments
  • Effectively communicate with collaborators and manage expectations
  • Adaptability and resilience to quick changes in priorities, technology, tools, and workflow
  • Report to various internal collaborators on project status
  • Create and publish presentations related to ad-hoc projects and/or production related topics
  • Set agreed upon operating procedures & client metrics

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in managing dubbing workflow required
  • 4+ years of experience project management – preferably in localization
  • General knowledge of dubbing reference and localization materials required
  • Strong project management skills & ability to track multiple projects at a time
  • Experience working in a high-volume production environment with multiple simultaneous projects and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other departments to achieve common goals
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in television or film production, communications, or related field preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of localization workflows and tools in the entertainment industry
  • Vocational school certification

The hiring range for this position in Burbank, California is $78,100 to $101,000. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.