As a language expert, you will join a well-established team of Loc PMs and linguists striving to achieve high-quality standards and constantly delivering world-class language services to the video games industry within a dynamic work environment. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a team focusing on in-game, marketing and community content for a world-renowned social and mobile games publisher.

  • Review translations in Japanese to assure consistency and quality.
  • Give feedback and collaborate effectively with internal team members and vendors (freelance translators, project managers, testers etc.)
  • Perform Linguistic Quality Assurance and provide detailed reports on text reviewed.
  • Translate and transcreate content from English into Japanese with high quality standards.
  • Suggest process improvements that will deliver on goal of optimal translation quality.
  • Suggest improvements on the style and design of assigned games to help achieve the highest degree of culturalization. Identify issues that compromise optimal translation and culturalization.
  • Own the creation and maintenance of glossaries, terminology and style guides.


  • Native level of Japanese.
  • Linguistics background:
  • Experience as either freelance or in-house translator/reviewer from English to Japanese in the gaming industry is a must.
  • Educational qualification in linguistics or related field. Degree level desirable.
  • A gamer:
  • Passion for the mobile video game industry.
  • Solid experience playing and/or translating social game genres, notably Match-3, Simulation/Invest & Express, FPS, Strategy/RPG, Car Racing, and Poker.
  • Enthusiastic about investing time and research into unfamiliar genres as necessary.
  • Strong interest in pop culture, including thorough knowledge of Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises in both Japanese and English.
  • Market knowledge:
  • Knowledge of what games are popular in Japan in each genre noted above and why.
  • Able to advise on how to succeed in the Japanese market.
  • Close familiarity with latest trends of linguistic style and jargon used in Japanese games and how to apply them based on target demographics.
  • Able to advise on Japanese cultural specifics.
  • Communication skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Japanese and English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Used to working with different cultures.
  • Experience engaging directly with product stakeholders on client side.
  • Experience setting standards and providing quality feedback to translators.
  • Critical thinker, providing creativity and commitment to quality.
  • Able to transcreate marketing related content.
  • Self-motivated and able to operate in a dynamic and fast-paced gaming environment.
  • Working knowledge of CAT tools.
  • Experience managing terminology and designing style guides.
  • Flexibility to work outside your time zone, on occasion.

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