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Job Title: CONTRACT - Game Localization Translator (Japanese/English)
Company Name: Nintendo
Location: Redmond, WA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/21/2018
Expire Date: 12/01/2018
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Computers, Software, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Quality Control, Research & Development, Web Technology
Job Description
CONTRACT - Game Localization Translator (Japanese/English)

Nintendo of America Inc.


The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

** This is a CONTRACT position



  • Translates in-game text, voice
    scripts, manuals, and supplementary development and testing-related
    documents and materials as required to support products and services
    through launch and beyond

  • Identifies game content that
    may require revision to better suit the tastes of consumers (American,
    French Canadian, or Latin American)

  • Provides feedback on game
    difficulty and appeal in American, French Canadian, or Latin American

  • Demonstrates Nintendo products
    to other team members, internal departments, and outside promotional and
    media partners as required

  • Maintains awareness of game
    industry in assigned market (America, Japan, Canada, or Latin America) and
    communicates market trends to product acquisition and development staff

  • May interpret meetings,
    telephone calls, and video conferences related to game development and

  • Performs translation and
    interpretation for other departments and subsidiaries as required

  • Provides input in schedule

  • Assists with the planning and
    direction of voice recording sessions

  • Acts as liaison for Nintendo
    Company Limited (NCL) and Japanese developer contacts
  • Translates direct
    communication with Japanese first- and second-party developers regarding 

Qualifications & Requirements



  • Two to four years of related

  • Acute attention to detail and

  • Excellent communication,
    interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Excellent game play skills and
    the ability to identify design and content issues

  • Comprehensive historical and
    current knowledge of the video game industry for both the home and arcade
    markets helpful

  • Excellent Japanese and English
    translation skills, including two to four years specific translation

  • Japanese and English
    interpretation skills, including experience interpreting business meetings
    and/or conference calls

  • Familiarity with Japanese
    history, culture, customs and business protocol

  • Familiarity with
    localization/translation tools

  • Experience operating Microsoft
    Windows and Office software in Japanese


** This is a CONTRACT


We are an equal
opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected
veterans....valuing diversity…celebrating strengths.

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