Localization Academy

Localization Project Manager (Japanese Speaking)

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main point of contact for client project communication, nurturing strong relationships with clients and partners.
  • Oversee and manage a team of project coordinators and linguists ensuring the execution of localization projects in high quality.
  • Monitor project progress, timelines, and budgets, while proactively addressing any issues or risks.
  • Continuously evaluate, analyze, and resolve culturally sensitive issues for various regions to eliminate potential risks.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including style guides, term bases, and best practices.
  • Foster an environment of open-mindedness, collaboration, and growth among team members.
  • Prepare reference materials, train and assist translators during the localization process, including creating and maintaining style guides, term bases, know-how for the owned projects, and languages.
  • Organize and train experts and resources involved in localization projects.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience in handling client communication and managing projects in the digital or IT industry.
  • Good work ethic with solid problem-solving skills and the ability to manage aggressive timelines under different time zones.
  • Excellent command of Japanese and English is required (Korean is a plus).
  • Having the ability to handle projects within a given period properly.

It would be great if you have:

  • Deep understanding of the native country’s gaming industry, culture, and community.
  • Gamers with 1-2 years of experience in game translation are preferred.
  • Knowledge of translation CAT tools is an advantage.