Localization Academy

Project & Program Manager I, Internationalization

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About Pinterest

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

Internationalization at Pinterest is not just responsible for translation, but for cultural adaptation of everything related to the experience with Pinterest product, websites and marketing assets to provide Pinners and partners with an experience that feels local. We care about linguistic excellence, scalable solutions and a friendly team environment.

We are currently looking for a Program Manager experienced in localization to help Pinterest achieve our full potential in international markets. You will work closely with various stakeholders: marketing and PR teams, vendors, engineers, producers and designers to shape the experience of millions of Pinners around the globe.

As an Internationalization Program Manager, you will support localization and adaptation of Pinterest online content. You’ll function as a business partner with internal stakeholders by defining localization processes for your projects and managing operations with external agencies and vendors. You can comfortably and autonomously work in a fast-paced environment, engage in cross-functional or corporate initiatives to represent international and influence the stakeholders for continuous process improvement.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead and execute end-to-end localization program management tasks, including defining processes, managing operations with internal and external stakeholders, and overseeing the localization workflow from request creation to content deployment.
  • Research and align with internal and external teams to develop localization strategy, plans and schedules.
  • Communicate roadmaps, progress, risks and change control to internal cross-functional teams.
  • Represent the Internationalization team and advocate for international users while engaging with cross-functional teams.
  • Educate and guide Pinterest stakeholders on internationalization and localization best practices.
  • Design and implement scalable localization frameworks to ensure continuous process improvement.

What We’re Looking For

  • 3+ years of experience in localization program or project management.
  • Experience with translation management systems and CAT tools, including experience working with TMS integrations.
  • Knowledge of best practices for localization of online content.
  • Experience working with marketing teams and marketing content.
  • Experience working as part of a large, cross-functional team.
  • Outstanding time-management skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify patterns across projects and workflows.
  • Ability to anticipate project challenges and develop solutions.
  • Knowledge of a second (or third!) language.
  • Preferred: Experience working with CMSs (content management systems).
  • Preferred: Experience managing LQA and testing.
  • Preferred: Experience with localization of visual assets.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of SEO best practices.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Jira, Asana.
  • Preferred: Experience working with LLMs (machine translation and/or GenAI).
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as translation or localization, or equivalent experience.

Relocation Statement:

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.

At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only

$68,850—$142,000 USD

Our Commitment To Diversity

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify accessibility@pinterest.com for support.