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Publishing Director, Japan

Epic Games

Epic Games

Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

We deliver the most innovative gaming experiences possible to players across the world. Whether through community outreach, world-class events, or partnership integrations, the Epic Games Publishing and Marketing teams seek to surprise players with new experiences every time they drop in to play.

What You'll Do

We are looking for a Publishing Director to be part of our growing International Publishing team based in Japan. In this role you will be at the forefront of building out and executing strategy to power the international growth of our biggest IP’s in one of the most innovative and vibrant gaming markets in the world. Epic Games has historically had a very strong relationship with gamers in Japan and we are looking for a leader to craft and execute a strategy to further scale the presence of Epic Games in the Japan market.

In this role, you will

  • Collaborate closely with Epic HQ and our international publishing teams in Latam, EMEA and APAC in supporting our publishing operations
  • Develop and execute a Japan Specific growth strategy to drive engagement of Epic Games 1st party titles, and build out unified process and data structures for monitoring of it
  • Partner closely with our key stakeholders across Epic and external parties in supporting publishing operations for the Fortnite Ecosystem, Rocket League and Fall Guys to ensure we deliver authentic experiences to Japanese players, and to build out our International Expansion strategy for them
  • Support our International Agency Partnerships in diverse International Markets
  • Assist with the budget management and optimization for our international marketing and operations
  • Consolidate and evangelize the most impactful trends in gaming for the Japanese market
  • Undertake project management for some of our key growth initiatives

What we're looking for

  • Passion for video games and an excellent understanding emergent gaming trends
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial working style
  • Strong strategic skills with experience in working as part of a diverse and distributed team
  • Possess a deep understanding of the f2p PC/Mobile game metrics, ecosystem and industry trends
  • Great at tracking KPIs across multiple markets and have strong experience in building out process
  • Knowledge about trends of Japanese consumers behavior in various verticals, such as gaming, entertainment, influencers, etc.
  • Superior influential communication skills, coupled with the ability to develop deep, trust-based relationships
  • Passion for figuring out how game markets work and change operate and evolve
  • Someone who excels in strategic vision, organization, exceptional communication abilities, strong analytical skills, can work with a multicultural team and who are comfortable managing schedules of complex projects


We pay 100% for applicable benefits for both employees (EEs) and dependents (deps). Our current benefits package includes life insurance, LTD, supplemental medical and accident insurance. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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