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Associate Video Editor (12-month contract)

Location: Bellevue, WA
Job Code: 926
# of Openings: 1


The associate video editor will support the video editorial team in creating dynamic video content to promote Pokémon video games, applications, the trading card game and the animated series and movies.  This role will primarily be responsible for video localization for non-English videos as well as versioning, compression and delivery to various distribution platforms. The associate video editor will also support all aspects of video editorial as needed with tasks ranging from assignment of English text translation from localization teams, preparation of footage and clips, scripting review and support, motion graphics support, sound editing and mixing and video quality control.

What You Will Do

  • Create 4 or more localized versions of each English language video
  • Acquire and utilize localized game / animation footage, b-roll, screenshots, illustrations and music as needed
  • Manage translation request process from the text editorial team
  • Insert translated graphical text and logos into videos, preserving layout and aesthetic of English versions
  • Lay in subtitles or create subtitle files as needed
  • Lay in localized audio and mix sound as needed
  • Support editors and producers with voiceover recording sessions as needed
  • Work with video editorial team and stakeholders to prioritize tasks and assignments
  • Work with video editorial team and stakeholders to gather and document project requirements and review progress at all stages from pre-production through delivery
  • Work with video editorial team to brainstorm and conceptualize concepts for videos
  • Work with live action team as-needed to support studio and live-action production, editing and localization


What You Will Bring

  • At least one year of experience in similar role.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Premiere and familiarity with Adobe After Effects
  • Experience with HD video editing
  • Familiarity with compositing, keying and motion graphics.
  • A proven track record of quickly integrating feedback from multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver on tight deadlines with the planning skills to avoid this except when necessary.
  • Familiarity with additional Adobe Create Suite software.
  • Knowledge of current video, motion graphics, design, campaign, and technology trends.
  • Pluses: Motion graphics design skills, physical production experience, familiarity with 3D animation software, knowledge of the Pokémon brand

How You Will Be Successful

  • Results-Driven : Working toward goals and the success of the team gets you out of bed in the morning.
  • Communication : You can clearly articulate project needs and status to stakeholders.
  • Bias for Action : You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to resolve tasks with a high sense of urgency and ownership.
  • Passion and Pride in your work : You love what you do and how you can add value to the process. You ensure consistency and quality of your work and take a methodical approach to accomplishing your work.
  • Growth mindset : You thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together.
  • Collaborative & Team-Oriented : You thrive on working with others and contributing to the overall success of the team.

What to Expect

We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. Early morning hours (approximately 8am start) will be required occasionally to facilitate meetings with European time zones. 

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 above statements 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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