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Localization Editor - German

Location: Bellevue, WA
Job Code: 886
# of Openings: 1


The Localization Editor (German) is a core member of the Editing team. This position works closely with fellow editors, translators, project coordinators, and members of various departments on all editorial facets of Pokémon products. This includes maintaining factual accuracy, brand accuracy, and impeccable grammatical standards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animated series, movies, official website, apps such as Pokémon GO, ecommerce sites, and other materials in the localization editor’s language of expertise. This requires high-level knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the language of expertise, including slang, phraseology, and other nuances.


What You Will Do

  • Translate, edit, review, and proof a variety of company-wide materials, such as trading cards, ecommerce listings, animation scripts, apps, rulebooks, brand- and product-related text, press releases and other marketing materials, organized play documents, and more.
  • Edit for grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and slang.
  • Ensure consistency in style and terminology.
  • A dapt text information to suit the needs of various audiences.
  • Review, revise, and proofread soft and hard copy.
  • Collaborate with fellow editors, along with various other department members, such as translators, designers, and project coordinators.
  • Report regularly on project status and progress to the Manager, Localization Editing (German).


What You Will Bring

  • Minimum of two years of experience in the localization field or equivalent, including publishing under regular deadlines .
  • Demonstrated ability to translate, edit, revise, or rewrite text-based content in language of expertise.
  • Must be detail oriented, with proven experience in handling multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Must be a team player with exceptional communication skills.
  • Native-speaker level in language of expertise and fluency in English are required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite—Word and Excel in particular—is essential.
  • Ability to learn how to use specialized technical programs quickly.
  • Pokémon brand knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SDL Trados is a plus.
  • Experience in the gaming industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, or equivalent years of work experience.


How You Will Be Successful

  • Excellence: You strive to achieve a high standard of quality.
  • Communication: You have impeccable written and verbal communication in your language of expertise as well as in English.
  • Interpersonal skills: You aim to build effective relationships across our organization. You are mindful of diverse perspectives, and you engage with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Bias for action: You are eager to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles or setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a strong sense of urgency and accountability.
  • Passion and ownership: You love what you do and take great pride in the value you add to our products.
  • Agile thinking: You enjoy working on a variety of projects at once.
  • Logical and analytical: You are able to process and organize information effectively. You provide unswerving attentiveness to detail and follow through on deadlines. You ensure consistency and quality in your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Growth mindset: As a self-starter, you thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment where you can learn, grow, and build something great as part of our team .


What to Expect

  • All applicants must provide a cover letter (approximately 250 words in German) along with their résumé. This will be a qualification for the role.
  • All selected applicants must complete an aptitude test and an interview test  to measure their skills.


We offer a professional, fun, and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be necessary at peak times or for specific initiatives. Travel may be required on occasion.

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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