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A new job listing was posted today by SEGA of Japan on their website detailing a part-time job as a Planning Assistant for the Sonic the Hedgehog games.

The listing reads:

Planning Assistant Wanted for Sonic Series!

Duties and ResponsibilitiesSonic the Hedgehog Series
・Writing specification documents.
・Checking results.

*Work in Sega’s head office or from home.
 (The ratio of coming to work and working at home varies depending on the project to which you are assigned.)

・Even if you have no experience in the games industry, don’t worry, training is provided.
・Depending on your skills and motivation, you may be assigned to a variety of tasks.
Application Requirements・Interested in game development
・High school graduate or higher, motivated and responsible (no students)
・Able to work for a long period of time (more than 1 year)
・General common sense and communication skills.
・Must be able to work 5 days a week
Preferential Conditions・Like the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games
・Like Action games
・Like to think about difficulty and game balance
Treatment/BenefitsPart-time job starting hourly wage: 1,200 yen and up
・Hourly wage at start based on work history and application materials
・Salary increase based on ability/performance after service
・All transportation expenses paid (up to a maximum)
・Overtime, late-night, and holiday work allowances available
・Paid vacations, various social insurances (with joining conditions)
*There is a trial period of 1-3 months, but the hourly wage and working conditions remain the same.
*We also offer a path to contract or permanent employment depending on experience and performance.
Working Hours10:00~19:00
How to ApplyPlease send the following application materials to the following address:

Please attach a photo and indicate the dates you are available for work. Please be sure to include your email address, as we will need it to contact you.

Curriculum Vitae
If you have a work history related to game production, please describe your duties at that time.

Gameplay history document for the Sonic the Hedgehog series
Names of the Sonic the Hedgehog series games you have played.

Review of games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series
Please select one game from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and describe what you think is interesting about the game, its unique qualities, and where it needs improvement.º
(About 400 words. Any format is acceptable)

Only those who are selected for an interview after screening of documents will be contacted for an interview.
We will contact you by e-mail or other means within two weeks of receiving your application.
Interviews will be conducted online.
Send Application Documents To〒141-0033
Sumitomo Fudosan Osaki Garden Tower 1-1-1 Nishi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
SEGA Corporation
To: Sonic the Hedgehog Series Planning Assistant Recruitment Section, Development Department 2, Division 2
Please note that all submitted documents will not be returned. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

If you’re a fan of the series and happen to live in Japan, maybe now is the time to try your luck at working on the series!

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Source: Sega of Japan

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