Freelance Localization Specialist - Japanese at KAYAK (Remote)

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Do you have a strong passion for language and travel? Please keep reading!

We are looking for a talented localization specialist for Japanese to support the localization of our products. You will be working on different brands, including KAYAK and OpenTable, and will contribute to exciting initiatives such as new travel features as well as marketing initiatives.

If you care about localization as much as we do, you’re the one we’re looking for.

Join our talented global team of localizers to help travelers discover, book and enjoy the best places in the world. 

Check out our insider tips for becoming a Localization freelancer at KAYAK / OpenTable here.

You will be working on 

  • Accurate and market-relevant translations for our products (websites and apps) that appeal to the target market and with an eye to our different brands

  • Daily content updates to our Travel Restrictions page for Japanese

  • Transcreate travel related content for landing pages, SEO pages, other marketing content and promotional materials

  • Localization testing (linguistic quality and functionality checks) to maximize the engagement with the local audience

  • Updates and maintenance of language-specific tools such as style guide and glossary

  • The expected weekly workload is of 5 hours, potentially more depending on upcoming projects and availability within the team


Your Profile

  • Native speaker of Japanese (mandatory)

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Product UI localization experience

  • Creative translation / transcreation experience

  • SEO experience is a plus

  • Localization testing (linguistic review and functionality testing) experience is a plus

  • Training or education in a relevant field (marketing, copywriting, communication, translation or similar)

  • Ability to learn new tools and technical procedures quickly and effectively

  • Enjoys working with a variety of tasks, and is capable of independently managing workflow, information and processes for different types of projects


At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

You will be part of a global network that includes KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined.

About OpenTable

OpenTable powers reservations for the hospitality industry. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion people per year and helps more than 60,000 restaurants, bars, wineries and other venues attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.

KAYAK and OpenTable are part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), the world leader in online travel and related services.

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