The Nippon Communications Foundation is hiring a Ja-to-Ru translator for a full-time, in-house position at its Tokyo office. The work includes:
• Translating content for the Russian edition of Nippon.com, mainly from Japanese original texts.
• Editing Russian articles for style and consistency.
• Managing the Russian-language Nippon.com social media accounts.
• Doing interviews in Russian; other assorted tasks.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Native-level Russian fluency and strong Russian writing skills; journalism experience is a plus.
• Strong Japanese skills, especially reading and spoken (equivalent to JLPT level 1or better). Our office language is Japanese and most of the translation is done directly from this language.
• High interest in and knowledge about Japan’s economy, politics, and society, and a desire to communicate this to a global audience.
This is a one-year contract position to begin as soon as possible. All social insurance benefits and commuting costs are included. Weekends and national holidays are off. At the end of the first year, if the candidate has performed well the contract will be renewed as a permanent position with the foundation.
To apply for this position, please send your resume and a description of your work experience in Japanese (履歴書、職務経歴書) to firstname.lastname@example.org (as .doc, .rtf, or .pdf files). You can also print and send them by regular mail to the address below. Your materials must reach us no later than Monday, July 28 (Japan time).
We will contact selected candidates to arrange an interview and a short translation test. Please feel free to share this message with anyone who might be interested. Thank you!
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