Language Editor – Tokyo 2020 (Freelance)


Contract type: Temporary
Department: Tokyo 2020 Content Team
Posted: 2020-10-29

Job Description

At Olympic Channel Services, we are looking for Language Editors who are ready to join an international team editing/writing/translating international language sections (English, Spanish, French, Mandarin and Hindi) of the Tokyo 2020 Games-time website,

Job Responsibilities

  • Translating stories from English into Spanish, French, Mandarin or Hindi
  • Identifying, writing stories of localised interest, based on language, to Olympic fans
  • Adapting stories from native language agency feed
  • During Gamestime, responsible for real-time publishing, updating of content in fast-paced, pressure-filled environment
  • Edit, revise, rewrite wire service copy as required, especially during Gamestime.
  • Coordinate/collaborate with Editor in Chief, news editors, language editors and Tokyo2020
    colleagues on content ideas
  • Ensure all content meets IOC standards for integrity and production quality
  • Establish a consistent tone and voice, engaging and appealing to Olympic fans across all platforms

Job Qualifications

  • Solid news judgment, ability to think quickly and act appropriately under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of Olympic sports
  • Strong knowledge of SEO best practices and what drives fan interest
  • Fluent in English; other languages a plus.
  • At ease in international environment
  • Self-starter, plus ability to work in a team; adaptability in changing environment
  • In sync with Olympic values of friendship, excellence, respect
  • Positive, open-minded personality
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – diplomacy, tact and discretion
  • Detail-oriented, organized, effective multitasking

Workplace and Environment

  • Fast paced work environment;
  • These positions are remote freelance opportunities that start between January and May 2021 and last until August 2021;
  • Work weekends, nights, holidays as required.

How To Apply

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply by following this link. Olympic Channel Services is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a broad diversity of talent to apply.

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