• Content Localization Manager

    Posted Date 4 months ago(29/03/2019 04:15)
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    Content Production
  • Overview

    Based on-site at the Client’s office in Tokyo, the Content Localization Project Manager works closely with the Content Studio to execute and to create all required localized images featured within our client’s website and other marketing materials. The Content Localization Project Manager is responsible for reviewing content for cultural viability in the Japanese market. The role also supports the creative team with “buckets of content” and versions of photography. The Content Localization Project Manager coordinates with Cross Functional teams and Creative Director(s) to choose, collate and keep track of content for any new project. The position works closely with the Content Studio team in Japan to execute all required image versions necessary for projects.


    • Build consolidated short lists of campaign imagery
    • Request file building from the Japan Content Studio team for new images to be built
    • Request photo retouching for all lifestyle photos to be featured
    • Route loose Cross Functional imagery for approval
    • Fulfil image requests from various functional teams
    • Communicate with our global network of Content Localization Project Managers for global requests, project information and transferring of assets
    • Keep trackers up to date along with managing asset database
    • Work with other teams on 3rd party assets relevant to the Japanese market
    • Work with the global Digital Asset Managers to transfer launch assets to long-term Digital Asset system
    • Manage the Japanese asset database
    • Manage and train additional new members for special projects
    • Learn and understand the nuances of different languages and be able to identify what content requires localization and to convert it to a brief for the graphic production team
    • Plan, manage, and track the content localization of assets throughout the production process to achieve on-time delivery

    • Manage the staging and organization of final assets on servers

    • Review deliverables and communicate edits and final asset delivery, specifically to the graphic production team

    • Maintain and organize an archive of previous jobs

    • Plan job distribution on a monthly and quarterly basis


    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in graphic production/photo production and/or project management at design firm, ad agency or interactive shop
    • Flexible, creative, solution-oriented individual with experience in using Adobe Creative Suite’s Photoshop
    • Knowledge of image and production-specific needs for image reproduction; including website builds, POS, Motion Graphics, and email marketing
    • Accuracy, excellent memory and an eye for detail
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding creative and production environment. Flexibility is key to this role as well as working beyond the 9:00-17:30 framework and occasionally on weekends
    • Must be able to travel internationally 20-25% of the time
    • Excellent English and Japanese skills, written and verbal, is a pre-requisite
    • Strong understanding of the Japanese market


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