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German & Japanese speaking Video Games Translator

  • Translation, Localization, Interpretation Jobs



The client is a world-leading media and entertainment production, delivering many recognised consumer brands to the global market place.


To work as part of their global translation and editing team they wish to recruit a German and Japanese speaking Translator. The typical job responsibilities will include:

  • - Translation and proofreading of a wide variety of computer games-related material, such as in-game text, templates, press releases, and all other marketing materials in the language of expertise.
  • - Ensuring consistency regarding the use of terminology and style in the language of expertise.
  • - Lead and support projects as required
  • - Support localisation specialists/editing team/coordinators as required
  • - Collaborate with other languages in order to keep a high level of standards/quality across all languages

Specific Requirements



  • - German to mother tongue standard as well as excellent Japanese ( Japanese Proficiency Test Level 1 or equivalent) and fluent English 
  • - Experience as a professional translator (not necessarily as a computer game translator, but the gaming experience is desirable)
  • - Proficient in MS Office Package, especially in Excel
  • - Knowledge of translation memory software, in particular, MemoQ  is a plus
  • - 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 and tight deadlines
  • Good team-player

Hard Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Advanced Excel Skills (queries, pivot tables, formulas, macros)
  • Timelines
  • Cutural expertise
  • Proofreading and editing skills

Soft Skills

  • Time management
  • Flexible
  • Work well under pressure
  • Creative
  • Attention to detail

We offer


- Negotiable, approx. £28,000 - £32,000 + 20%-40% bonus scheme (another £8,000 - £12,000) and fantastic benefits. 

- Monday - Friday, normal office hours, inhouse

The job will be a 12 month fixed term contract (possible for a permanent job after)