Language Specialist (Certain language pairs)

Location: Multiple Countries

Department: Operations

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Mid Level

In January 2019 Lionbridge acquired Gengo, and we have now completed our end-to-end solution for AI Recruitment. When applying to jobs here you will work with both Lionbridge and Gengo recruiters.

This is a people-powered translation platform for 24,000+ translators from 140+ countries, translating across 40+ languages. With our crowd management methodology and advanced translation technology, we are redefining the language industry. We process millions of words of translation each week in minimal time, and our customers love us for it. They include some of the biggest brands in the world like TripAdvisor, New York Times, Rakuten, and Alibaba. Our investors include Recruit, Intel Capital, Atomico, and Japan’s NTT DoCoMo.

Join us for a rare chance to be a key part of a growing global startup that is helping the world to communicate freely.

About the position

This is a long-term position. Our language specialists are professional translators and independent contractors who work remotely to oversee testing and quality assurance in their language pair.


  • Translator Testing - Reviewing test submissions from new translators
  • Quality Assurance - Conduct regular quality reviews using our proprietary quality assurance mechanism and provide our translators with constructive feedback


  • Native in the target language you are applying for
  • Professional translator with at least 4 years of experience 
  • Comfortable with technology and able to quickly master new tools
  • Attentive to detail, able to follow instructions and change direction quickly, when needed
  • Responsive to emails - replying to requests within 24 hours at most
  • Fluent in English, in addition to working languages

Bonus skills

  • Experienced in translation assessing skills (QA) and providing written feedback to translators
  • Experienced in teaching

When applying, please indicate your language pair in your cover letter. 

  • Our current priorities are Language Specialists for Japanese to English, English to Simplified Chinese (mainland China), English to Japanese, Japanese to Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese to Korean, Estonian to English
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