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Korean Language Specialist/Translator

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Job Title:             Language Specialist, Korean

Reporting To:   Language Services Manager

Department:      Language Services

Location:             Dublin, Ireland

Contract Term: Permanent

Your Platform

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favourite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together.

We are hiring a Localisation Specialist for our team in Dublin. Sound exciting? Read on!

We are more than just the top tier developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the biggest, most ground- breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, and Spyro.

Localisation Dublin was established in 2007. We are located 2.3km from Dublin City Centre in East Point Business Park. As a team we are responsible for the Localisation, Project Management and Quality Assurance of our phenomenal games.

Your Mission

  • The Korean Language Specialist is responsible for supporting the localisation of high- quality marketing content for Korean specifically by close collaborative work with Project Management and Localisation QA.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the localisation of assigned products from planning through to delivery.

Player Profile

Responsibilities

  • Translate / Proofread marketing content (e.g., blogs, social posts, trailers) and other video game related documents from English to Korean.
  • Review and approve art assets before they are published.
  • Partner with external Korean localisation agencies to decide questions of translation style, answer queries and provide support in facilitating the delivery of high- quality translation.
  • Partner with Project Management colleagues internally to develop and implement plans which will deliver quality for our Korean language games.
  • Collaborate with the internal QA Department during the quality assurance process for localised versions of products and be a point of escalation and advice for the Korean localisation testers for translation and linguistic questions.
  • Communicate in a clear and timely fashion any risks which could impact the quality of the product and delivery schedule. Put corrective measures in place where possible.
  • Tracking, evaluating and fixing linguistic bugs as the need arises.
  • Build / Maintain the game translation assets – such as Glossary/Termbase, Translation Memories and style guides.

Experience

  • Previous experience as a Korean Translator, ideally within the video game industry using industry CAT tools, especially memoQ.
  • Process development - ability to review build and adapt processes focusing on efficiency improvements.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Fluent/Bilingual in Korean. Business proficiency in English verbal and written.
  • Proven creative translation expertise and experience in localisation and adaptation, preferably for marketing content. Creative writing skills will be considered an advantage.
  • Specialisation – having experience with and an understanding of different gaming genres especially shooters (FPS) a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of the videogame and localisation industries.
  • Understanding of local and market cultural sensitivities.
  • Experience in a fast- paced environment where priorities often shift. working to and meet time critical targets.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well- being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast- paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
Discover King at careers.king.com

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