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Pokemon Co. looking to hire a localization editor for work starting sometime around April to June 2018

The Pokemon Co. looks like they have a sizable localization project to take on. The company has posted a job listing for a localization editor, and it'll be at 6-month contract at least. Work is expected to begin sometime between April and June 2018. No mention of the actual project is made. You can check out the entire job listing below.

We will be looking for a Localisation Editor in the coming months for Spanish.

The Localisation Editor (6 -month fixed term contract minimum) is a member of the editing team and works closely with the other localisation editors, translators and project coordinators on all editorial facets of video games, and related materials (video game strategy guide, video game web site etc.) in Spanish. This will include a high level of knowledge regarding native slang, phraseologies, and nuances in Spanish.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Editing, including content and copyediting of rules text and other game-related text.
Editing (for grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and language-specific slang) in Spanish from translated documents
Daily interaction with translators
Review of and possible editing of game-related rules text in Spanish
Proof and revise, as necessary, game-related text in both electronic and hard copy formats in Spanish
Regular reporting of progress to in-house management

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

2 -4 years of editing experience publishing under regular deadlines, and the demonstrated ability to edit, revise, or rewrite in their localisation language while handling multiple tasks in an organized manner.
Must be detailed oriented with proven ability to multi-task various projects at the same time.
Must be a team worker
Native level language skill in Spanish and fluent English language skill is required
Previous experience in the gaming industry is a strong plus.
Demonstrated experience utilizing specialized technical programs to edit files is essential.
Experience with Word and Excel is required and ability to learn new programs is essential.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline is required or equivalent years of work experience.

ENVIRONMENT

This role is a minimum 6-month fixed term contract, which is anticipated to commence between April and June 2018.
All applicants who are shortlisted will be required to take an aptitude test as part of the selection process.
This role is based at our London office in Chiswick Park

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

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Tags: pokemon

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Pokemon Switch is definitely coming this year. I will be SHOCKED if it doesn't make it out in November.

Lets just hope that the quick turn-around from Sun/Moon doesn't bring about a mediocre product. I mean, Sun/Moon are already very mediocre so I'm not sure I have much hope for Pokemon Switch at this point.

The development team is known to split work on games. Only half of the team works on a given game at a time, and the other half works on a future game. Sun and Moon started back during Gen V, around 2011-2012, for example. It was the younger team who worked on the Alola games, and the veterans who have been working on the next game, according to reports.

Both Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey started development around 2013-2014, with the Switch in mind. Pokémon sells more units per title, on average, than Mario does, and is Nintendo's second best selling franchise overall. It would have been a poor decision on Nintendo's part to have only pushing for the development a Pokémon Switch title one recently, as opposed to a few years ago, especially with their need to legitimize the Switch, and Pokémon's reputation as a console seller.

I wouldn't worry as much about a rushed game, as I would about how Game Freak will decide to handle the radical console transition, and about how they'll handle the poorer habits that Gen VII displayed.

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