Language Specialist - Japanese [6 month contract]

This role is a 6 month contract engagement
 
The Language Specialists are the guardians of the Airbnb tone, style, and voice, and the enforcers of quality and excellence in their languages. As a languages specialist, you're not only passionate about languages and cultures, but also about giving our users a native experience across all platforms. 
 
Airbnb is a special place to work: together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we brainstorm nonstop, and we give the best high-fives in town. You would be working in a multicultural team devoted to our international users, and doing cross-functional collaborations with all the departments in Airbnb as a service provider. If you want to shape the world of sharing economy - Airbnb is the place to be.
 
Responsibilities
  • Maintaining close cooperation with the Localization Managers
  • Proactively pursuing excellence in translation quality and consistency across all platforms in your language
  • Translating any urgent content
  • Active part in the proofreading phase of all our major translation process 
  • Coordinating language feedback from users and Airbnb employees
  • Quality checks on Translation freelancers and vendors, and answering any linguistic/stylistic doubts they may have
  • Creation of language guides
  • Copywriting of Marketing content, and close collaboration with our Local Marketing Specialists
  • Understanding the needs and hopes of our international users
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations
Requirements
  • Native-level language knowledge - Japanese
  • Time management skills, ability to multitask, highly organized 
  • General knowledge of language and culture differences 
  • Passion for translations and languages
  • Experience with online translation software
  • Hands-on translation experience both in web content and marketing
  • Copywriting creative mind. SEO notions.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and Markdown 
Benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Apple equipment 
  • Best high fives in town
  • Much more...

We are growing, we are changing the world and we want bright, enthusiastic people to come along for the ride.


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