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Associate Producer (Japanese) - Mobile Games

Company: Ellation, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are
We're a cast of characters working to shine a spotlight on anime. is an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for fans through content (licensed, co-produced, originals, distribution), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. Visit our pages for more information about our collection of brands.
Location: San Francisco
Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for our passionate communities.
About the Team
Crunchyroll Games is a new division of Crunchyroll passionate about bringing the best of anime and anime-look games to Crunchyroll's global audience. We work with a variety of global and domestic partners to help publish games to over 100+ countries, and bring more fans into the anime games ecosystem. Our team is composed of anime enthusiasts, authorities within gaming, and mash-ups of keenly intelligent and driven individuals. We are highly collaborative, and closely with external content providers and licensors to develop and promote mobile games for the Crunchyroll community.
The Crunchyroll Games team is growing fast! We are a cross-functional team of highly-motivated people spanning several internal departments - from Business to Marketing to Audience Development to Design. The team works closely with external content providers and licensors to develop and promote mobile games for the Crunchyroll community. We deploy a large scale budget against a wide array of paid marketing channels to drive brand awareness, conversion, and new users as well as lifecycle communications crafted to engage, retain, and promote additional value to our existing users.
As the Associate Producer (Japanese), this person will handle frontline communications with development teams for clear messaging on production and live operations of mobile games. This staff member will handle the life cycle of launched games as well as become a control tower for the titles they represent. They will also be charged with proofreading and approving localized content as well as communicating with the appropriate parties and vendors for said translations and keeping up with basic approval processes for assets and text.
Operational duties:

  • Developer communication
  • Cross functional internal communication with QA, CS, UA, Marketing, Operations, etc
  • Management of production schedules, in game events, notices, timelines, as well as other various and typical game operations tasks.
  • Basic oversight of community / social media / customer service
  • Language Interpretation with external or overseas partners

    Localization duties:

    • Translate and localize in-game text, user interface, and other game strings as needed.
    • Manage quality and schedule of external localization vendors or by localization coordinators as needed
    • Assist in planning localization projects and updating various localization process documents as projects are received and completed
    • Localize pitch documents and proposals to Asian developers and/or IP holders
    • Other duties as assigned


      • Fluency in Japanese and English
      • Project coordination skills
      • 1-2 years' work experience in video game development.
      • Understanding of the end-to-end localization process for games or software products
      • Excellent English written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to cultivate productive and positive relationships with external partners, managers, and peers
      • BA/BS or 2+ years equivalent work experience
      • Working knowledge of performance metrics, KPI, and basic reporting


        • You have hands-on experience with project set-up, assignment, and tracking for complex projects
        • Experience working with game development teams in Asia
        • Familiarity with Japanese animation properties and jargon
        • Experience working with intellectual properties and approval processes
        • Experience working with 3rd party and foreign developers from relevant territories
        • Experience in localization, preferably as a Project Manager within the gaming or software industry

          Benefits: San Francisco Office

          • Competitive salary
          • "Use What You Need" time away from work policy
          • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
          • Health care and dependent care FSA
          • 401(k) plan with employer match
          • Employer paid commuter benefit
          • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
          • Support program for new parents
          • Catered lunch 4 days per week
          • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
          • Pet friendly - pet insurance and dog friendly office

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            About Crunchyroll
            connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing.
            Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts - top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.
            The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.
            Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.
            Our Company Values
            You'll see these in action if we're lucky enough to have you:

            • Courage - When we overcome fear, we enable our best selves.
            • Curiosity - We are curious, which is the gateway to empathy, inclusion, and understanding.
            • Service - We serve our community with humility, enabling joy and belonging for others.
            • Kaizen - We have a growth mindset committed to constant forward progress.

              We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Crunchyroll. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
              #LifeAtCrunchyroll #LI-Hybrid

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