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Localisation Specialist, Japanese to German (1 Year FTC Maternity Cover)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Code: 766
# of Openings: 1


Position Summary

The role requires a speaker of German at native level with proven ability to translate/proofread from Japanese everything necessary for the localisation of video games, including in-game text and packaging. Responsibilities will also include completion of various video game-related promotional material. The candidate must also be prepared to translate and proofread from English if required.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Translation of video game-related material; Proofreading of video game-related material

  • Lead projects as required; Support the editing team/coordinators/localisation management as required

  • Collaborate with other languages in order to keep a high level of quality across all languages

Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 

  • Preferably two years’ experience as professional translator (not necessarily as a video game translator, but gaming experience is desirable). However, candidates with no prior experience may also be considered.

  • Proficient in MS Office Package, especially Excel

  • Knowledge of translation memory software is a plus (preferably memoQ)

  • Good written and oral communication skills in both Japanese and English

  • German speaker at native level with creative writing style

  • Knowledge of local culture for language of expertise

  • Great attention to details; Flexibility and ability to work under pressure with unpredictable schedules

  • Good team-player


  • Degree level education

  • Japanese Proficiency Test Level 1 or equivalent experience is desirable


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