Temporary Bilingual Translator, Japanese⇔English

Summary:

Sega of America Inc. has an immediate opening for a skilled bilingual translator with exceptional written and verbal communication skills and fluent proficiency in Japanese and English.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist localization staff with game text-overflow and other translation duties
  • Deep level of Japanese fluency; able to understand nuanced meanings and render those in both languages
  • Translate documents and bug reports from Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese with accuracy and efficiency
  • Previous experience testing software or working in a testing environment using platforms such as Jira, Redmine, Mantis, or other bug tracking software a huge plus
  • Works well as part of a team and capable of working in a work-from-home environment with little supervision

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably from a Japanese school
  • Bilingual fluency in Japanese and English with exceptional writing skills in both languages
  • Knowledge of Japanese home and business culture
  • Must have previously done translation work
  • Proficiency in a digital workspace, including the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams and can adapt to various digital tools and environments quickly and with little effort. Proficiency with CAT such as MemoQ a plus.
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of video games and the language associated with them in both Japanese and English
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to interact effectively in a professional and courteous manner.
  • CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY. Must have a stable internet connection and a work environment that allows them to attend video conferences at any time.

Submissions Specialist

Summary

SEGA… What do you think of when you hear that word? Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the Hedgehog to Golden Axe to the Persona series?

When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever!  Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs – something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.

New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!

There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history to join SEGA!

Job Summary:

The Submissions Specialist is an execution level position that is primarily responsible for first-party submissions (Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Google). The Submissions Specialist would be part of our PD Operations division and be the main point of contact for anything submissions related.

Strong interpersonal skills would be necessary as we’re looking for an individual with a service provider mindset. Cross departmental communication will be necessary to ensure correct product alignment. This role is ideal for someone who is process oriented.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As a primary function, manage first-party submissions for all titles. Establish and maintain a positive relationship with first-party partners.
  • Additionally, manage relationship with various ratings boards and submit for game ratings during the production/QA phase.
  • Work with producers to plan submission dates and provide feedback based on known first-party turnaround times.
  • Lead the submission sign-off process by setting up meetings, getting approval from applicable stakeholders, and analyzing submission risk.
  • Stay up to date on submission processes for all first-party platforms.
  • Manage a submission schedule for all titles but be prepared for situations that require immediate attention (ie. emergency patches).
  • Maintain a submissions tracker that contains data on our pass/fail rate.
  • Assist producers with setting up their projects in first-party portal sites.
  • Help producers submit waiver requests before and after a title’s first-party submission.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience working with first-party submissions.
  • Experience working on both development and publisher sides a plus.
  • Have some familiarity with QA compliance standards and how titles could fail the submissions process.
  • Be able to interact with all corners of the organization, from management to entry-level testers.
  • Full recognition that submissions execution is a service provided to other departments in the organization. The ideal candidate should find satisfaction in helping others.
  • Experience with project management software (ie. Jira, Confluence).
  • Ability to provide clear and concise creative feedback.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in a process-oriented role in the games industry.
  • Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles.
  • Bachelors’ degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field or relevant work experience.
  • Technical training certifications.
  • Bilingual in Japanese to communicate with submissions counterparts in Japan.

Recruiter

Summary

SEGA… What do you think of when you hear that word? Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the Hedgehog to Golden Axe to the Persona series?

When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution from a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever!  Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs – something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.

New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!

There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history to join SEGA!

Job Summary:

The Recruiter will research, develop, and implement effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Collaborates with hiring managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Manages pre-recruiting approval process.
  • Manages job posting and advertisement processes.
  • Networks/sources to find qualified candidates.
  • Screens candidates and schedules interviews.
  • Engages with external recruiters, as necessary.
  • Oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Collaborates with hiring manager and other human resource staff during the recruitment and offer process.
  • Manages the hiring approval process.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and company policies.
  • Attends and participates in college job fairs.
  • Leads Applicant Tracking System buildout and maintenance.
  • Trains organization in interviewing skills and other HR topics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least five years managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process in the video gaming industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics.
  • Ability to create and implement recruitment sourcing strategies.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn applicant-tracking software or other recruitment systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • SHRM/HRCI credential/certificate a plus.

Marketing Planner

Summary:

SEGA… What do you think of when you hear that word? Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the HedgehogGolden Axe, or the Persona series?…

When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever! Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs – something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.

New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!

There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history to join SEGA!

Job Summary:

SEGA Online Game Dept is looking for a well-organized, flexible, and enthusiastic Marketing Planner to help support the team while working on online game titles on PC, and mobile.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand individual Marketing goals and initiatives with relation to Franchise goals.
  • Help to facilitate Marketing asset creation and execution to improve the effectiveness of campaigns. This includes managing the review process.
  • Support campaign execution and research that help drive the title’s revenue and profit target.
  • Compile and maintain KPI data to support the identification of business concerns and related actions.
  • Work closely with Brand Marketing Manager and cross-functional teams to execute marketing initiatives.
  • Coordinate marketing collateral that supports key messages for creativity.
  • Process business administrative tasks including support for travel and calendaring.
  • Collaborate with internal Production, external partners, developers, and agencies for effective campaign execution.
  • Track project schedules and key campaign beats

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 1-3 years of product/brand marketing experience.
  • Game and/or mobile industry experience.
  • Solid quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills, outstanding written and oral communication skills, ability to manage multiple and changing priorities and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to balance solid strategic thinking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should be a team player, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to develop strong relationships with internal and external parties.
  • Bachelor’s degree

Work from home during COVID. Must reside in California

Associate Social Media Manager

Summary:

SEGA… What do you think of when you hear that word?  Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, or the Persona series?…

When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever!  Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs – something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.

New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!

There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history to join SEGA!

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Brand Director, the Associate Social Media Manager will be an important role in the continued growth of the Sonic the Hedgehog brand globally across various businesses including games, consumer products, animation and beyond.

The Associate Social Media Manager will support the Social Media (community team) on Social Media planning, tactics, content creation, asset development, agency oversight, digital channels management and community interaction for assigned business areas designated by the team leader. Within their assigned business areas, they are responsible for content production across multiple channels including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and beyond – including campaign planning, content calendar maintenance, community interaction, and development of continuous improvement measures.  In addition, the ASMI Manager will support in the external agency management for the U.S.-based social agency, and fully manage the LatAm social agency as well as potential new agencies worldwide.

This role will interface closely with teams in Orange County (CA), United Kingdom, and Japan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-manage on day-to-day development and execution of Social Media content for assigned business areas across multiple channels including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.
  • Support all areas of the Sonic brand including animation, film, consumer products, promotional partnerships and more.
  • Identify Influencer strategies and support on relationships with agencies and talent.
  • Organize and maintain content calendar for assigned business areas, ensuring distribution of assets is coordinated across social platforms and significantly contributing to strategic planning of overall content calendar in association with other team members.
  • Co-manage on digital asset development and approval processes with internal stakeholders for assigned business areas, ensuring continuous improvements to content performance and production efficiency.
  • Proactively monitor Sonic brand conversation through Social Media channels and social listening platforms, actioning and developing business intelligence reporting and direct audience engagement tactics.
  • Track daily posts and content performance for assigned business areas, ensuring performance targets are met, assisting ASMI Manager with reporting and analysis as required.
  • Communicate departmental needs and provide guidance to community moderation team, ensuring vendor maintains Sonic brand guidelines, standards, and escalation policies.
  • Develop and maintain expanded levels of support for Sonic event coverage, attending Sonic events and tournaments as needed, including enhanced content creation and community engagement, as well as regular livestreams.
  • Assist the ASMI Manager on special projects and ad hoc requests as required.
  • Manage asset library and support on the creation and delivery of assets (social videos, social art, etc.)
  • Understands the social media landscape, recognizes opportunities, and demonstrates knowledge of booking creative and media campaigns.
  • Support in management of U.S. agency, and additional creative agencies, event agencies, and promotional partnerships.
  • Solely manage LatAm social agency and develop long-term plan, daily management and deliverables in region working with Sonic team; co-manage additional international agency selection, and agency management, in additional global territories.
  • Champion and evolve the voice of the Sonic the Hedgehog brand for our core audience and the next generation of fans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3-4 years of professional experience across Social Media and relevant communications and marketing roles.
  • Proven track record of working on imaginative and creative digital campaigns.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about Sonic and other entertainment brands.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience at a social media agency
  • Advanced knowledge of Social Media platforms, including brand-specific features and functionality for YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and beyond.
  • Experience creating and managing social media campaigns through go-to-market and post-launch management.
  • Experience working with social media influencers and campaigns.
  • Knowledge of the Sonic brand along with internet/pop culture.
  • Strong interest in video game, lifestyle, and other marketing areas.
  • Experience with social analytics tools.
  • Ability to leverage analytic measures, build business cases to support initiatives and focus on KPI / ROI metrics.
  • Experience with brand guidelines.
  • Experience with legal guidelines, along with legal contract process from start to completion.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal, writing and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite preferred.
  • Must provide evidence of ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Ability to travel for Sonic events, as needed.
  • Experience working in a global environment.
  • Willing to work overtime and conduct meetings with Europe and Japan at off hours.
  • Occasional work over the weekend and travel may be required.
  • Spanish, Japanese, or other language skills are advantageous.

Work from home during COVID. Must reside in California