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At Blizzard, our mission is to transcend language and cultural barriers, making our immersive experiences universally accessible. As we expand our global footprint, we are currently seeking a seasoned Audio Localization Manager to spearhead our efforts in making our audio content resonate with audiences worldwide, ensuring the integrity and impact of our storytelling across languages and cultures.

The Audio Localization Manager will oversee the entire audio localization process, from strategy development to execution, ensuring that our content meets the highest standards of quality and cultural sensitivity. This role requires a unique blend of dubbing and technical audio skills, linguistic expertise, and project management abilities. If you are passionate about creating a seamless and culturally relevant user experience through audio localization, we invite you to join our team to fulfill our Localization Team’s mission of ‘It Feels Blizzard in Every Language’!

Core Responsibilities:

  • Production Oversight: Manage all phases of the audio localization lifecycle, including budgeting, pre-production planning, recording, editing, mixing, and final delivery of multilingual audio content.

  • Team Management: Lead a diverse team of in-house professionals and external partners globally distributed in multiple time zones, fostering collaboration, innovation, and excellence in audio localization projects.

  • Cultural Adaptation: Ensure audio content is culturally adapted for target markets without compromising the original narrative’s integrity or emotional depth.

  • Quality Control: Implement quality control measures to maintain high linguistic accuracy, cultural relevance, and technical perfection in localized audio outputs.

  • Vendor and Talent Management: Cultivate relationships with top-tier localization vendors, recording studios, and voice talent agencies worldwide. Oversee casting, negotiations, and performance quality.

  • Budget and Resource Allocation: Develop and manage budgets for audio localization projects, ensuring optimal resource allocation and cost efficiency.

  • Innovation and Process Improvement: Stay abreast of industry trends and technological advancements, integrating innovative practices and tools to streamline audio localization workflows and enhance output quality.

  • Market Intelligence: Conduct and apply market research to understand regional audio content preferences, trends, and regulatory considerations, informing strategy and production decisions.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with internal stakeholders, including content creators, marketing teams, product managers and localization colleagues, to ensure audio localization aligns with overall business objectives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Translation Studies, Media Localization, Dubbing or a related field.

  • Proven Experience: 7+ years of experience in audio production and localization within a global entertainment, gaming, or media company.

  • Language Skills: Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language. Additional language skills are highly advantageous.

  • Technical Expertise: Expert-level proficiency in DAWs, audio editing software, and localization platforms. Familiarity with AI-driven localization tools is a plus.

  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to navigate and adapt content for complex cultural landscapes. Extensive knowledge of global media consumption habits and legal frameworks.

  • Leadership and Vision: At least 3+ years of experience in people management with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to inspire, motivate and manage a global team across multiple time zones. Visionary thinking with a strategic, analytical approach to problem-solving.

  • Communication: Strong communication and negotiation skills, capable of building relationships and articulating complex concepts across cultural divides.

  • Adaptability and Resilience: Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, evolving industry landscape. Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and external partners to deliver high-quality localized audio content, as well as managing multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.

Pluses:

  • Experience with Blizzard Entertainment games.

  • Experience shipping multiple games ranging from mobile to AAA titles.

  • Experience working in multicultural environments.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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 [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $38.85 - $71.83 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.