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Localisation Supervisor

  • Moonbug Entertainment
  • London, UK
  • 12/08/2021
Full time Content Creation Animation Content Distribution

Job Description

Moonbug is a global entertainment company that creates and distributes fun and safe content for children. We encourage healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching fundamental life skills.

We are a team of entertainment and technology experts with an ambition to redefine the kid’s entertainment industry in this new digital age. Owning digital IP with views in the billions, we know where kids are and what they like. This gives us the power to create content that is relevant to kids and available in the way that they want it.

Moonbug now has 18 individual IPs with over 700 hours of content in 26 languages. We distribute on over 100 platforms worldwide including Amazon, Netflix and YouTube.

The team are looking for a Localisation Supervisor to lead the Localisation department within the Production Team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar role. Experience managing a small team is essential.

Reporting to the Director, Production, you will be overseeing the localisation of content in both live action and animated formats for multiple channels. As a Localisation Manager, you will be responsible for managing projects within the end-to-end localisation workflow. The content features both dialogue, narration, and songs. This work involves liaising with the rest of the production team, as well as other Moonbug departments such as Video Labs team, Distribution and sales to gather materials and titles, align on schedules, deliveries, sourcing and managing translators, localised vocal artists or dubbing companies, and ensuring the flow of assets between all parties is seamless. You will also continue to build our relationships with our existing dubbing partners.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage each step of the localisation process: Building timelines, budgets, coordinating assets, all the way to final delivery of the files.
  • You will be the main point of contact for all Localisation across the company.
  • Analyse source files to identify potential challenges and establish preventative measures.
  • Adhere to established localisation standards, systems, and best practices.
  • Maintain clear and consistent project status reporting for project partners and other Moonbug Departments.
  • Keep a running record of financial data for each project to ensure expenditure does not exceed the budget.
  • You will issue Purchase orders and check/approve invoices.
  • Propose suggestions to the team for process improvement and tool and system optimisation.
  • Weekly Localisation meetings with team members.
  • Monthly Localisation meeting with other Moonbug departments to update on any big changes (new languages, new IPs being developed, etc).

Requirements

  • Great verbal and written communication skills.
  • A good understanding of music so you are able to assess singing applications.
  • Self-starter and enthusiastic
  • Competent user of excel / Google Sheets.
  • Detail-oriented, quality-focused with the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Excellent organisational, time management, and communication skills
  • Great eye for detail.
  • Successful project management of concurrent small to medium sized projects.
  • Proven track record of managing language localisation projects (3 to 5 years experience min)
  • Experiencing managing a team.

 

Desirable

  • Proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere / Logic Pro.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and able to manage multiple priorities well.
  • Having a language, translation, or localisation degree is a plus.
  • You are warm person, approachable, empathetic, and a great communicator
  • You enjoy being part of a team