Localisation Specialist - German & Japanese

  • Job Reference: 8305847
  • Date Posted: 17 July 2019
  • Recruiter: The Language Business
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 20% - 40% bonus
  • Sector: Translation
  • Language(s): German
  • Duration: 1 year / 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 & computer games and entertainment production and distribution company.


To work as part of their international translation and localisation team, they wish to recruit, for an initial 12 month contract, German & Japanese speaking Localisation Specialist. The job will be to translate, proofread and edit from Japanese into German, everything necessary for the localisation of computer games related documentation. The typical job responsibilities will include:

  • Translate everything necessary for the localisation of computer games, including in-game text, manuals and strategy guides from Japanese into German
  • Completion of various other tasks, for example website translation
  • Translate and proofread from English if required
  • Ensure high standards of translations at all times 


  • German to mother tongue level AND fluent/very good level of Japanese
  • Experience as professional translator, editor, localisation specialist
  • Translation experience of video gaming experience is desirable but not essential
  • Proficient in MS Office Package, especially in Excel
  • Knowledge of translation memory software, in particular Trados, is a plus
  • Knowledge of local culture for language of expertise
  • Great attention to detail



  • c£30,000 - £32,000 (negotiable) + bonus (c £6,000-£10,000) . 1 year fixed term contract 

To apply for this role as German AND Japanese speaking Translator / Localisation Specialist, please send your CV to us in full confidence immediately.