Culture Flipper

This is a remote position.

Culture Flipper is looking for an EN<>JA language expert.

Working with English and Japanese writers and editors, your role will be to help the team to produce final transcreated work by translating and contextually deconstructing source texts and will include the following responsibilities:

  • Supply the cultural context of English and Japanese texts
  • Communicate with Project Managers & Coordinators in both English and Japanese
  • Explain the rationale for each piece of writing we deliver to our clients
  • Provide feedback to English and Japanese writers before delivering final work to clients (includes proofreading English and Japanese texts and comparing target texts with the source)
  • Coordinating with Project Managers & Coordinators on a daily basis
  • QA and proofread non-literary translations
  • Managing an EN < > JA Translation Memory (TM) if needed.

You must have the following:

  • Written and verbal fluency in Japanese and English (primarily American. Knowledge of the differences with British/International English is a huge plus).
  • 2+ years experience in translation, particularly literary translation, interpretation or localization.
  • Effective communication skills and poise in conflict situations
  • A talent and passion for language
  • Knowledge of local Japanese culture
  • Experience in copywriting and transcreating
  • Command of current Japanese language usage in Japan
  • Able to discern good writing from great writing
  • Analytical thinking, attention to detail, and problem-solving on a deadline
  • Experience in QA/QC (not a requirement, but a plus)
  • Experience in CAT (computer-aided translation) tools and TM management (not a requirement, but a huge plus)

About Culture Flipper:

Culture Flipper is a multicultural content creation agency providing localization that blends seamlessly into diverse regions and markets. Our team members are located around the globe, primarily in North America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. We are constantly expanding and growing into new markets and regions. The team includes Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese and English language experts, copywriters, editors, typographers, graphic designers, illustrators and more. Specializing in the entertainment industry, Culture Flipper localizes everything related to video content, from movies and TV shows to video games and multimedia interactive installations. Our thorough localization process goes beyond mere translation. Titles, product and campaign slogans, trailer and poster copy, press releases, manuals and synopses become natural and memorable in their target languages thanks to Culture Flipper’s deep understanding of trends and cultural context in both the source and target countries. Culture Flipper is a California corporation established in January 2017. We are a diverse and inclusive multicultural agency.