Job Opportunity at Netflix in Netherlands: Middle East Africa Language Manager

Date limite : 29 févr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Netflix

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Job Opportunity at Netflix in Netherlands: Middle East  Africa Language Manager

Netflix is offering a job opportunity in the Netherlands, as it is looking for an experienced Middle East & Africa Language Manager to manage the overall language strategy of all Arabic language localized products and assets for Netflix Middle East & Africa audiences. This person will also be responsible for managing the language strategy for Netflix Hebrew localized products and assets.

They will work closely with external resources and internal stakeholders and partners at Netflix to create the best-localized content and product experience for network growing members in this region. The role is based in Amsterdam and will be part of the EMEA Globalization team.


  1. Will thrive in Netflix culture;
  2. A solid experience writing and editing in Arabic in the entertainment space - experience in subtitling a must;
  3. Native fluency in Arabic and full professional fluency in English, Hebrew a plus ;
  4. Experience writing in Arabic for a multi-market audience and ability to address and advise on the Middle East & Africa regional language variant challenges;
  5. Strong knowledge of the movie/entertainment industry across the Middle East & Africa;
  6. Strong business acumen and proven stakeholder management skills;
  7. Self-starter: Ability to show initiative and work independently;
  8. Experience in creative localization (film and series title names, content synopses, entertainment-related articles, subtitling, dubbing) - knowledge of the product localization workflows and pitfalls a plus;
  9. Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills;
  10. Willingness to travel often in the region as well as between network's LA and Bay Area offices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Develop linguistic and cultural standards and guidelines, define quality expectations across the whole localized user experience (product and content), including supporting the development of style guides, glossaries, tone and voice of Netflix product (UI, navigation, synopses) and content (subtitling, title name localization, marketing) in the Middle East & Africa region.
  2. Communicate proactively with Globalization cross-functional teams to anticipate, identify and fix linguistic, product, and subtitling issues related to the region.
  3. Proactively engage with relevant regional stakeholders in the Amsterdam office (e.g. Marketing, PR) for additional context and insights on high visibility titles and to define and influence the best creative and linguistic approach for top priority content. 
  4. Facilitate collaboration between internal stakeholders (in EMEA and US) and Vendors, making sure the necessary resources have access to the relevant information and advising on the best course of action regarding localization processes.
  5. Collaborate closely with other Globalization Language Managers and internal stakeholders (e.g. Globalization Program Managers, Content Acquisition teams) to collect relevant cultural and linguistic information about Netflix International Originals content and support the localization effort to bring this content to a global audience.
  6. Partner with Netflix International Dubbing team to influence the language strategy of local language dubbed assets for Netflix branded and unbranded content in the region.  
  7. Gain deep product knowledge and awareness of product and content data for the Middle East & Africa region and define quality expectations through research and A/B testing.
  8. Proactively engage with internal and regional stakeholders to drive regional product initiatives and create an optimized and consistent local experience for the network's Middle East & Africa members.


Netflix is an American media services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is its subscription-based streaming OTT service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house.

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