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Lead Localization Specialist

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London

NCSOFT is looking for a Lead Localization Specialist (German) to lead a writing team providing language services for NCSOFT products. The Localization Specialist reports directly to the Senior Director and works closely with internal and external multi-linguistic Editors and Writers for high quality localization. For this role, the candidate must be familiar with standard Quality Assurance applications and be a supportive team player within ArenaNet and NC Interactive. The perfect candidate translates English into German and edits and proofreads German content. The candidate has a passion for MMORPGs and strong leadership skills for team management.


  • Edit and translate English to German in-game and out-of-game content with and without voice over to ensure AAA quality goals, adherence to style, terminology, Guild Wars franchise, and brand standards
  • Lead GW2 writing team and EU writer team for DE/FR
  • Play and understand the game in English and German
  • Establish overall writing direction, and ensure consistency of tone and content of the game
  • Help establish writing deadlines, and ensure that they are met
  • Provide constructive and regular feedback to writers and editors on team
  • Effectively communicate any issues within the writing team to wider group
  • Create and maintaining multi-linguistic terminology term bases
  • Provide and maintain internal and external documentation, glossaries, and style guides.
  • Work closely with NCSOFT’s QA teams and fix potential bugs in game
  • Work with PD, Brand, and other teams as necessary to support content-related writing needs while also providing feedback to overall marketing and brand guide lines
  • Assist with the writing of other NCSOFT games when necessary


  • 7+ years of experience in Localization
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams
  • Native German Speaker with outstanding language and editing skills
  • Passion for video games (with an emphasis on MMOs)
  • Understanding of user experience
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills and ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership skills with professional demeanor; team player orientation
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical abilities


  • Experience managing projects
  • Proficiency with CAT tools (proficieny with memoQ highly preferred), content management systems, and bug tracking software like JIRA
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, German, or a related field
  • Familiarity with HTML or XML
  • Leadership, Team management experiences