Japanese speaking Video Games Translation & Localisation Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 893751
  • Date Posted: 11 October 2018
  • Recruiter: The Language Business
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Translation, Media & Entertainment
  • Language(s): Japanese
  • Duration: 10 - 12 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jonathan Grimes
  • Email: jgrimes@languagebusiness.co.uk
  • Telephone: 02085037766

Job Description

Our client is a world leading media, video games and entertainment production and distribution company.

They currently have an exciting job opportunity (10-12 month contract) for a Japanese speaking Translation & Localisation Project Manager. This role is responsible for supporting and coordinating any area of the videogame localisation operations and related tasks, including localisation of in-game text, terminology, Q&A management to video game localisation etc. The typical job responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate various localisation projects of videogames and other related text from Japanese into various language (mostly French/German/Italian/Spanish)
  • Communicate and coordinate schedules with various internal teams and external business partners in the UK, US, Japan and Europe
  • Manage external agents (translation company) when necessary
  • Assist internal teams as necessary, including Product Development, Localisation, Tech Team and marketing teams



  • Fluent Japanese and English is essential. Knowledge of French/German/Italian/Spanish is an advantage but not essential
  • BA or BSc degree required
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, with tight deadlines and shifting schedules
  • Experience in working with a team of translators of multiple languages
  • Knowledge/interest/experience in video games and/or the videogame industry is a plus but not essential

NB: This job will start as a 10-12 month contract, but a permanent job is a possibility after this time

Neg c£30,000 - £35,000 negotiable + discretionary company bonus (can be 10-20% of salary) + excellent benefits

To be considered for this excellent opportunity please send your CV to us immediately.