Organization Overview

At Keywords, we are using our passion for games, technology and media to create a global services platform for video games and beyond. Our aim is to become the “go to” provider of technical services.

We enable leading content creators and publishers to leverage our expertise and capacity across the lifecycle of interactive content. In so doing we empower our clients to remain lean and agile, and to focus on creating the most engaging experiences.

Keywords is trusted and relied upon by many of the world’s leading video game companies to work alongside them during concept, development and live operations by leveraging the breadth and depth of our industry leading service lines every step of the way.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Localization Talent Acquisition Specialist whose primary focus will be sourcing new freelance translators to join our existing talented pool, with special focus on EMEA and Americas language combinations.

The Specialist will work within the Resource Management Team and will report to the Global Resource Manager.

Main responsibilities

  • Identify and evaluate recruitment channels to source the most suitable translators for the EMEA and Americas gaming localization projects
  • Promote communication initiatives to attract new talents (social media, job fairs, university/school relationship)
  • Screen and evaluate candidate CVs, collect expertise background, manage entry tests, negotiate rates and profile new talents
  • Run market analysis and provide informed recommendations
  • Liaise with Production, project resourcing and quality evaluation teams in order to anticipate needs, mitigate risks, manage emergencies


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in talent acquisition within the translation industry
  • Previous experience in localization project or linguist management a plus
  • Language related university degree
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Fluent in at least one other language
  • Excellent communication skills in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the videogame industry

Soft Skills

  • Ability to navigate cultural differences
  • Experience in working within fast growing environments, dealing with complex and constantly changing priorities
  • Self-motivated, problem solver, multitasking
  • Good organizational skills
  • Curious mind, creative thinking
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