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Regional Language Manager, APAC


New York, NY 05-04-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Localization team for Disney Streaming is looking for a seasoned Regional Language Manager to help us implement our language quality strategy. This Language Manager will drive and manage the language strategy for currently supported APAC languages (Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Simplified Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Traditional Chinese) on Disney Streaming products (Disney+, Hulu, etc), and will work closely with Product, Design, Content, Marketing and Regional teams to shape the language requirements and needs for our language and/or international launches. The Language Manager will bring in-depth knowledge of the language and regions' tone, style, and linguistic requirements, with the collaboration of external resources. This person will coordinate with other stakeholders to align on language content, terminology, and quality.

• Develop linguistic assets and standards, create glossaries, style guides, and define the tone of voice for their markets and regions working closely with local teams.
• Monitor the linguistic quality, set up improvements and feedback to vendors and freelancers for each type of content and for several languages in the region.
• Establish cultural guidelines, and monitor the linguistic expectations of the user experience for the different components: UI, Metadata, Legal, Marketing and Customer support.
• Communicate proactively with Globalization cross-functional teams to identify and fix linguistic and product issues related to their region.
• Coordinate a team of freelancers on assigned projects or accounts. Facilitate testing and qualifying new linguists and vendors as required.
• Define and manage the QA process for all localized content to ensure consistent messaging and functionality.
• Work with vendor resources to deliver localized content, handling high priority and high visibility content yourself.

Basic Qualifications:
• 7+ years of experience working on localizing products, preferable tech or media entertainment, managing language quality and localization programs for the APAC markets.
• Native language speaker in one of the targeted APAC languages.
• Knowledge of the movie/entertainment industry in the APAC region
• Deep understanding of localization specificities, processes, and tools.
• Experience creating, managing and maintaining language materials, including glossaries and style guides.
• Ability to write efficiently in English with attention to detail, should be comfortable using a variety of publishing tools and is thoughtful in the delivery of information while working on diverse content.

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Services LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxyp2z-34-231-247-88-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ and Disney+.