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Get Paid $1,439.60 - $1,865.23 to Translate for Nintendo!

JOB NUMBER 220000005Q JOB LOCATION Redmond, WA Apply for position

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 Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii 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 Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at

** This is a CONTRACT position Description of Duties

  • 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

  • Plays pre -production software in Spanish and communicates and clarifies developer intent through text translation and collaboration with other team members

  • Provides cultural and creative input regarding localizing Nintendo products for the US, and Latin America • Contributes to the naming process for game titles and terminology

  • Tests and evaluates games and products and provides feedback regarding design and content for the US, and Latin American market

  • Assists other Nintendo of America, Inc. (NOA) departments with game-related support including demonstrating games internally and capturing video and screenshots

  • Collaborates with localization staff at Nintendo of Europe (NOE) to achieve alignment when necessary by creating process efficiencies and leveraging resources

  • Maintains awareness of game industry in assigned market and communicates market trends to product acquisition, development, and marketing teams

  • Maintains awareness of culturalization related topics, identifying issues and proposing solutions as needed

  • Works with management in coordinating global localization efforts, insuring efficiency and avoiding unnecessary redundancy

  • Reviews products for Legal and ESRB compliance

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

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

  • Provides input in project scheduling and resource allocation

  • Updates management in a timely regarding development schedule challenges, changes, and delays

  • Assists with the planning and direction of voice recording sessions

  • May be asked to participate in the hiring process by reviewing assessments, and participating in interviews

  • Up to 10% domestic and international travel

  • May interpret media interviews with developers at high-profile events

  • Leverages understanding of game content and target market trends and culture in making recommendations and proposals related to market strategy and tactics

  • May act as spokesperson for Nintendo by demonstrating games to media, participating in interviews, presenting on live streams, and supporting other promotional efforts

  • Generates game-related content for websites, social media, and other consumer-facing portals

  • Works with internal and external translation resources to coordinate translation projects

  • Reviews translations for accuracy and consistency

  • Open to remote work within the US

Summary of Requirements ** This is a CONTRACT position

  • Two to four years of related experience

  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

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

  • Familiarity with contemporary and historical home and mobile video-game markets

  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly become proficient with complex proprietary software

  • Ability to work in a highly confidential environment

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

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

  • Familiarity with Latin American history, culture and customs

  • Familiarity with localization/translation tools

  • Experience operating Microsoft Windows and Office software in Spanish

  • Native level fluency in Spanish

  • Undergraduate degree in required language, Linguistics, Translation, Communications, Journalism or equivalent experience

  • Experience translating and editing in target language preferred

** According to Glassdoor, this position gets paid approximately $74,859 - $96,992 per year annual income.

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