Team Name:

Job Title:
Lead Localization Producer

Requisition ID:
R022898

Job Description:

At Blizzard Entertainment we are Craft Genre-Defining Games and Legendary Worlds for All to Share, driven by our core values and passion, Blizzard creates worlds with the focus to entertain the universe. The Localization team plays a key role in making that possible as our mission is to ensure that it feels Blizzard in every language to build and connect our global community.

As the Lead Localization Producer for Global Content Localization, you will play a key role in guiding our Global Content Localization Production team. Your role is critical in establishing and refining global content best practices and production methodologies. You will be entrusted with ensuring the consistency and effectiveness of our localization projects across various subject areas, guaranteeing that our goals and initiatives are met with excellence.

If you’re passionate about localization, constantly striving for excellence and possess the spark to continue to challenge the status quo in our industry, we’re looking for you to join our team based in Irvine, CA.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead a team of producers and project managers and provide mentorship, individual career planning, and long-term talent development.
  • Lead collaboration with other teams in Localization Production, Pillars, regional teams, and stakeholders.
  • Partner with Story and Franchise Development, Marketing, Publishing and B&OP teams to champion localization needs and requirements and to ensure Blizzard titles delight global fans.
  • Design and implement efficient and scalable end-to-end global contents localization frameworks in collaboration with other pillars and stakeholders.
  • Drive initiatives to foster innovation by analyzing current pain points in workflows and tools and leading efforts to achieve sustainable solutions.
  • Make independent decisions while working under pressure in potentially ambiguous and challenging situations.
  • Lead to define and improve global contents localization standards processes and production methodologies.
  • Communicates fluently with both localization and non-localization audiences and can present complex information to audiences with various types of expertise.

Who You Are

  • You are a leader; your partners respect you and your colleagues follow you.
  • You are a manager and mentor; you manage a group of producers and project managers, and mentor them to grow up.
  • You are an excellent communicator and negotiator; you know how to adjust your communication according to your audience and are continually elevating your influencing skills.
  • You are efficient; you know how to step back, prioritize, and recalibrate your efforts so they are focused and impactful.
  • You’re curious; you’re eager to learn new skills and tools and seek to always ask the right questions.
  • You’re courageous; you are not afraid to challenge yourself and others to do the right thing and create accountability.
  • You make it happen; you are reliable, results-driven, and know-how to get things done.
  • You’re an excellent juggler; you can handle multiple projects or tasks without dropping the ball.

Requirements

  • A passion for video games and the art of localization.
  • Over 12 years of relevant work experience or an equivalent level of education and work experience in localization, preferably in a production, team leadership, or management role within the gaming or media entertainment industry.
  • Experience with people management and cross-team leadership role.
  • Expertise in end-to-end localization process for games, media, marketing, or software products
  • Experience with audiovisual localization workflows for subtitling and localized voiceover.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to cultivate productive and positive relationships with external partners, managers, and peers.
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Proven track record of managing complex localization projects with multiple stakeholders.

Advantages

  • Experience with localization platforms, file formats, TMS and CAT tools to manage and/or automate translation workflows.
  • You speak more than one language.
  • Familiarity with Blizzard games/IPs

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [redacted]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $97,200.00 – $179,900.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Tagged as: Collaboration, Design, Influencing Skills, Innovation, Localization, Mentorship, Refining, Requisition, Workflows

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