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Japanese Translator

Location Japan
Posted 25-March-2019
Description
Japanese Translator
[Description] Key responsibilities:
• On a daily basis, you will be translating from an English copy into local language for e-commerce.
• This role will involve e-commerce content origination from key information provided by the client.
• Researching and translating compelling copy for assigned projects that is on strategy, original, compelling, distinctive, and appealing for the target audience.
• The scope of work is all e-commerce content – mainly product descriptions. Our translators are working with a CAT tool and have to maintain and update their translation memory, build glossaries, proofread and edit copy.
• You will be liaising with the local client(s) to ensure the translations meet their expectations and you familiarise yourself with the client’s language.
• You will be mentored and supported by a global Transcreation Management Team, based in London, who oversees and manages remotely all the transcreators translators around the world.

Project Management
• Our projects are deadline critical; staying calm under pressure and often to tight deadlines.
• Daily average translation volume is 2,000 words per day or 8,000 words per day for proofreading; we expect you to commit to this required volume of work.
Communication and Teamwork
• Ensuring the client has the expected level of service at all times, on a day to day basis. Flag to the TM team as soon as any issues or concerns arise.
• Ensuring communication is frequent, responsive and transparent in terms of expectations.
• Be professional and diplomatic no matter the level of stress – be constructive and problem-solving oriented.

We are looking for a person who…

• Has extensive experience as a translator, content writer or editor (essential)
• Has an advanced experience with CAT Tools (desirable)
• Has a very good command of English and is a Japanese native speaker (essential)
• Has good communication skills and is a good team player (essential)
• Is familiar with working with a remote team and to tight deadlines (desirable)
• Is familiar with marketing and SEO context (desirable)

Experience
• 3+ years experience in translation in relevant areas
• Bachelor degree or above in translation, interpretation or marketing
communication
• Good command of English is essential.
• Portfolio of work demonstrating creative and execution expertise would be ideal.

Salary details
USD 30000.00 to USD 40000.00

 
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