This role is based in Tokyo.
Amazon Studios is the television and movies development and production arm of Amazon. We make and deliver Originals content for Prime Video customers.
Over the past 5 years, we have debuted award-winning and ground-breaking programming like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, The Grand Tour, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
The Language Producer Japanese , Originals Localization will report to the Manager, Creative Language Localization, and s / he will be responsible for the primary creative direction of localization for Amazon Originals into Japanese that align with the overall global creative vision.
In conjunction with a local network of creatives, s / he will ensure that Amazon’s localized product is at the forefront of local talent and translation trends, stylistic preferences, and legal requirements.
S / he will define and refine territory style guidelines that exhibit thought leadership in dubbing, subtitling, and audio description.
As a leader in the localization industry in Japan s / he will research Japanese trends and partner with the Los Angeles-Based team on overall localization strategy.
S / he will also ensure operational directives and global standards are enforced locally. Creative Supervisors in Japan select local talent (e.
g. studios, translators, dubbing directors, voice cast) to manage the day-to-day localization. The Language Producer Japanese will discover, curate, and monitor the performance of these Creative Supervisors to ensure consistent and superior quality across all deliveries.
From time-to-time, s / he will be called on to liaise directly with local star talent / representation to negotiate schedules and pricing, and to be a local advocate and escalation point for Amazon Studios in Los Angeles.
The ideal candidate will be equally comfortable in discussions regarding dubbing and subtitling, as well as end-to-end components of the localization workflow.
Predominantly self-directed, s / he will serve as a singular touchpoint between Japan’s creative community and the creative and operational direction of Amazon Studios in Los Angeles.
The Language Producer Japanese may also serve as a liaison for locally produced content to facilitate localization challenges that may arise on outbound Originals.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.