High Volume Translator - Japanese to English - Remote Work

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Department: Operations

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Mid Level

We're Gengo, the people-powered translation platform for 24,000+ translators from 140+ countries, translating across 40+ languages. With our crowd management methodology and advanced translation technology, Gengo is 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.


  • Native English
  • Ability to translate at least 18,000 characters per week (Japanese to English)
  • Professional translator with at least 3 years of experience or an excellent track record with Gengo
  • Comfortable with technology and able to quickly master new tools
  • Attentive to detail, able to follow instructions and change direction quickly, when needed

Bonus skills

  • Experience assessing skills and providing written feedback
  • Previous experience as a Gengo translator

When applying, please indicate your language pair and Gengo ID (if you have one) in your cover letter. 

Please apply only if you fit the above requirements.

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