Brand Director

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 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:

Reporting to the Vice President, Brand Marketing, the Brand Director is charged with driving world class product marketing and performance across a portfolio of games. Working closely with studio partners and other business stakeholders, you will lead your team to shape the brand vision, marketing strategy and go-to-market tactical plan as well as drive the business plan for your titles across the Western Market. As an accomplished marketer and team leader you will manage and grow your team, develop strong planning processes, and play a pivotal role as part of the marketing leadership team that will continue to drive innovation and constantly advance Sega’s Western marketing capability and performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the brand owner for all aspects of Western marketing leadership across a portfolio of assigned titles; This includes owning full lifecycle management from long-range portfolio planning to foundational marketing strategy to go-to market execution and postmortem
  • Act as a highly collaborative custodian of integrated marketing across multiple partners including communications, community, sales, creative services, events, paid media, 1st parties, external agencies, EMEA teams and developers
  • Lead the development of brand positioning, audience definition/sizing and the over-arching marketing strategies
  • Mentor and develop a team of communications, community and brand leads
  • Drive the timely planning and execution of go-to-market plans across all marketing channels
  • Support the inline/greenlight process with market insights and forecast rationale all while representing the needs of players in the West
  • Own the Western P&L and manage the marketing budget across your portfolio
  • Serve as the voice of the brand to players and the voice of the players to developers
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with studio partners
  • Act as a change agent and drive high impact, cutting edge digital campaigns and initiatives

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in a marketing role within gaming and or consumer products
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the field, MBA a bonus
  • Must be a gamer and care deeply about representing the needs of players
  • Japanese language skills and experience working with Japanese corporations are a plus but are not required
  • Ability to leverage quantitative analytic measures, build business cases to support initiatives and focus on KPI / ROI metrics
  • Experience in project management, analysis, and the ability to work with multiple teams on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Positive, professional, collaborative and flexible attitude
  • Independent worker with little supervision required and willingness to navigate areas of unfamiliarity
  • Ability to coordinate execution of plans within budget, set timelines, and to meet deadlines

Payroll/Benefits 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 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:

This position assists in the preparation and processing of the company’s payroll and assists with other HR duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation, processing, and maintenance of payroll, salaries, and compensation data.
  • Audit Time & Attendance records and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Ensure accurate sick time and PTO balances.
  • Respond to payroll and benefits inquiries from employees.
  • Assist the Payroll Manager in updating employee benefits information and verifying 3rd party billing.
  • Review, verify, and ensure proper accounting and accuracy for payroll transactions, benefits, and accruals.
  • Coordinate with the HR Department/Payroll Manager on inputting new hires, terminations, and salary adjustments in the payroll system.
  • Research and troubleshoot payroll discrepancies and resolve any payroll related issues.
  • Support Payroll Manager with running reports and ensuring HR Compliance.
  • Organize employee files and records.
  • Assist with New Hire on-boarding and orientation meetings.
  • Assist with HR administrative tasks.
  • Assist with celebration planning.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3-5 years of payroll and general HR experience.
  • College level courses in related field.
  • Working knowledge of a Payroll/HRIS system (experience with Paycom is a plus).
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Must be a team player and provide excellent customer service.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Translator (Temporary)

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 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:

SEGA of America is seeking a Temporary Translator to help localize top-class, Japan-originating product for Western markets. Our translators are Japanese/English bilingual specialists and creative professionals who produce raw English translations of Japanese source text for further revision and editing by our team of editors.

For this position, we are looking to find someone who can hit the ground running for the length of a single upcoming project. This position is open to both entry-level candidates and those with prior translation experience. While prior experience in video game localization is not a necessary, a working knowledge of Japanese video games and how they are typically rendered in English is required, and you must be able to demonstrate an ability to produce text that is easily parsed, translation that is clear and correct while capturing all meaning, adding nothing, as well as not removing important details.

You should apply for the job if…

  • You are a speaker and writer of both English and Japanese. We like candidates who have spent at least some time in Japan, who have attended formal Japanese school, or have certifications in Japanese language. Strong comprehension of Japanese and strong command of English is the best combination.
  • Games are love, games are life: Especially games from Japan. You play them in both Japanese and English, depending on the situation, and appreciate the beauty of both.
  • You can balance a love of games and language with reliability, self-discipline, and respect for the Japanese intent.
  • You have experience translating or interpreting and understand the challenges of communicating themes and concepts unique to one language in a way that is easily understood in another.
  • You know and love SEGA or Atlus games, including brands such Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, or Yakuza.
  • You relish the feeling of polishing a diamond in the rough.
  • You are detail-oriented, always keeping your eye on the final product and considering how your work will be received by a non-Japanese speaker.
  • You think on your feet, always looking for solutions to unexpected challenges (whether creative or technical).
  • You are familiar and comfortable with translation management software such as MemoQ.

In the SEGA Localization Department, you will spend your days…

  • Translating Japanese text into English for further refinement by our editing team and maintaining clarity, consistency, and accuracy, while being careful to not accidentally introduce language that could be misinterpreted downstream.
  • Tracking your progress with daily diligence to stay on schedule with longer-term deadlines.
  • Playing in-development games in Japanese to understand context and be ready to answer questions about games from other team members.
  • Communicating frequently with other translators and editors, making sure that everyone understands the nature of the source text.
  • Using Microsoft Teams group chat to discuss the story, characters, and game functions.
  • Participating in remote meetings to decide key terms and style guide.
  • Researching referenced events, concepts, people, etc., whether real-world or within a series’ canon.
  • Recognizing inconsistencies in presentation and collaborating with your team to sync up.
  • Finding the emotional core in dialogue, and artfully communicating those underpinnings to your colleagues on the team.
  • Synchronizing your writing for a character with your team’s vision for them.
  • Working with editing to review and provide feedback on voice scripts and edited dialog, identifying potential mistranslations or misedits.

Editor (Temporary)

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 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:

SEGA of America is seeking a Temporary Editor to help localize top-class, Japan-originating product for Western markets. Our editors are specialists in the English language and creative professionals who review raw, functional translations of Japanese text and craft them into evocative, faithful English localizations.

For this position, we are looking to find someone who can hit the ground running for the length of a single upcoming project. While it is a team effort, each editor is responsible for a given amount of work and will be expected to deliver high quality output with minimal oversight. Experience working in the localization of Japanese games is preferred.

You should apply for the job if…

  • You’ve worked in a collaborative writing environment before, and can take or challenge creative criticism in healthy, constructive ways.
  • You have a writing passion project (or excerpt from one) to show off your style.
  • You have an ear for natural, compelling dialogue and character voices.
  • You know what it takes to realize complex, flawed characters through complex, near-flawless dialogue.
  • You know and love SEGA or Atlus games, including brands such Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, or Yakuza.
  • You can balance a love of games and language with reliability, self-discipline and respect for the Japanese intent.
  • You relish the feeling of polishing a diamond in the rough.
  • You can give the same love to all areas of editing, from item names to tutorials to flavorful dialogue.
  • You’re detail-oriented, always keeping your eye on the final product and considering how your work will appear in-game.
  • You think on your feet, always looking for solutions to unexpected challenges (whether creative or technical).
  • You’re familiar and comfortable with translation management software such as MemoQ.
  • Games are love, games are life: Especially games from Japan. You have favorite characters that you know so well they might as well be friends.

In the SEGA Localization Department, you will spend your days…

  • Rewriting raw translations into clean, compelling English that’s ready for prime time.
  • Tracking your progress with daily diligence to stay on schedule with longer-term deadlines.
  • Communicating frequently with translators and other editors.
  • Using Microsoft Teams group chat to discuss the story, characters, and game functions.
  • Participating in remote meetings to decide key terms and style guide.
  • Researching referenced events, concepts, people, etc., whether real-world or within a series’ canon.
  • Recognizing inconsistencies in presentation and collaborating with your team to sync up.
  • Finding the emotional core in dialogue, and artfully restructuring or rewriting lines to serve that core.
  • Rewriting system text and in-game mechanical information for maximum clarity and readability.
  • Being mindful of character limits and writing effectively within their limitations.
  • Synchronizing your writing for a character with your team’s vision for them.
  • Getting your dialogue script recording-studio-ready by supplying VO direction and context notes.
  • Posting emotionally hard-hitting lines in the team chat and watching everyone freak out about them. (In a good way.)

Paralegal

Job Summary:

SEGA of America is looking for a hardworking, motivated, and highly organized paralegal/contract specialist to support its continuing growth. This position will be part of the Legal & Business Affairs Department and work under the supervision of attorneys to support SEGA of America’s video game and consumer products and services. A good fit will be flexible to take on different roles and responsibilities and enjoy working collaboratively.!

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Draft, negotiate and finalize a high volume and broad range of agreements, such as services, vendor, development, advertising, marketing, license and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Assist with the preparation of legal correspondence, statements of work, insertion orders, contest rules, affidavits of eligibility, releases and other documents as needed.
  • Assist with the legal clearance of marketing and video game assets.
  • Manage form templates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating agreements.
  • Strong critical-thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Positive and professional attitude. Must demonstrate passion and enthusiasm.
  • Strong aptitude for learning. Willingness to take on increased responsibility.
  • Impeccable organizational and time-management abilities. Able to adapt to changing priorities and demands. Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Self-starting personality with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to take direction from senior attorneys and work independently with little or no supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Able to act with discretion when handling confidential matters.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with intellectual property issues (e.g., copyrights, trademarks, etc.).
  • Experience working in the video game or entertainment industry / interest in video games.
  • Paralegal certificate.
  • Japanese language skills. Experience working in a multinational/multicultural environment.