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Translation Project Manager (expired)

Arc Communications Inc.  - 株式会社アークコミュニケーションズ

Arc Communications Inc. - 株式会社アークコミュニケーションズ

Job ID
港区, Tokyo, Japan
Post date
Jul 18, 2023
Translation / Interpretation
Translation / Localization
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥3.3M ~ ¥4.0M / Year


  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available


This translation project manager position is a great opportunity to enter the world of translation. It is ideal for people who want to establish long-lasting relations with their customers, would enjoy working in an open-minded and relaxed atmosphere where the opinion of employees is taken into account, and are eager to take on new challenges with a proactive attitude.
We also welcome applications from candidates who are interested in translation, who like languages or aim to become translators.
Plus, considering the vast amount of translation projects involving English, this position will give you many an opportunity to flex your linguistic muscles on a regular basis.

Applicants with little to no experience in project management will start as assistants, and gradually learn about the industry and the job at hand.
It may take as little as 3 to 6 months to become a full-fledged project manager.

Arc Communications offers its translation services in a wide array of fields (including business and IT, as well as other highly specialized areas), translating documents ranging from marketing texts to technical manuals and subtitles, to name but a few.
We work with leading companies from all industries, both local and global, as well as with governmental institutions, universities, and many more.

■Employment Status:
Full-time position

■Job Outline:
You will be tasked with various responsibilities related to the management of entire translation projects, from the assignment of linguists—based on their skills and the content that needs to be translated—to the final delivery of the projects, along with quality control, project scheduling and cost management.
Native English speakers can also evaluate the quality of English translations and review various translators’ output, thus offering you a possibility to later become our in-house linguist if you are so inclined.

More specifically, you will be asked to handle the following:
- Assigning projects and coordinating the workflow of translators, DTP operators, and other human resources.
- Managing and controlling quality, schedules, and costs.
- Drawing up estimates, preparing invoices, guidelines, and other documents relevant to a project.
- Other tasks related to translation projects.

・ Out of the many projects Arc Communications handles every year, you will be assigned the ones that best fit your skills, characteristics, and interests.

Please note that we outsource the translation work, and that you will be in contact with freelance translators.

■Eligibility Requirements:
・ Native English speaker (applicants whose native language is English and who went to school in an English-speaking country)
・ Good communication skills for smooth discussions with clients and translators, both with phone calls and e-mails (90% of our clients are Japanese). You will also need to be able to communicate freely with your coworkers in Japanese.
・ JLPT N1 or higher
・ Candidates who are interested in translation and/or the translation industry

■Required Skills:
・ Computer skills (Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
・ IT skills in order to master each tool necessary to your work
・ Proactive mindset

You will need to fully utilize several tools in the course of your work (computer-assisted translation tools such as Trados, etc.)

■Useful Skills:
 Translation experience
 Candidates who have experience as translators or have majored in a subject related to translation.
 Experience managing translation projects
 Candidates with high communication skills (with clients and translators) and an ability to manage the smooth progress of projects are strongly encourage to apply.
 Applicants skilled at laying out the different steps of a project and managing its smooth operation
 Desktop publishing (layout adjustments, etc.) and printing knowledge
 Experience with InDesign and Illustrator are highly appreciated.
 Knowledge of IT
 Experience as a systems engineer
 Knowledge about languages other than English and Japanese (e.g., language-related degrees, etc.)

Annual salary: 3,250,000 to 4,000,000 yen(with an annual salary change and semiannual bonuses)
- The salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and skill.
- Salary will change depending on both the company and the individual’s performance.
Note: End of fiscal year bonuses are also calculated based on both the company and individual’s performance (between 0.5- and 4-months’ worth of annual salary)

Full-time position

■Benefits and Compensation:
Business Casual
Work from home (once per week)
Childbirth and childcare support
Qualification and training support
Full social insurance
Commuting allowance (within limits)

Full weekends
Public holidays, including year-end and New Year holidays
Paid holidays

■Working Hours:
10:00 to 18:00 (plus overtime),with a 1-hour lunch break
Note: About 10 to 20 hours of overtime per month (can increase in peak seasons). There can also be months with a lower amount of overtime.

Head office (Moriden Building 7F, Mita 3-9-9, Minato-ku, Tokyo)




将来的には、リンギストなどへのJob Changeも可能です。

・ 翻訳者、DTPスタッフ等のコーディネート、作業依頼
・ クオリティ管理、スケジュール管理、コスト管理
・ 見積書、請求書処理、ガイドライン等の作成
・ 翻訳された英文の評価、翻訳者の評価
・ その他翻訳業務に関わる作業

※ 翻訳業務は社外の翻訳者に依頼して行います。

・ 英語ネイティブ(英語を母国語とし、英語で教育を受けている方)
・ 日本語(電話、メール等)でクライアントや翻訳者とのコミュニケーションがスムーズに出来る方(クライアントの9割以上が日本のお客様です)。社内における日常のコミュニケーションが日本語でスムーズに出来る方
・ JLPT N1以上
・ 翻訳者を目指している方、あるいは翻訳・翻訳チェックに興味のある方

・ PCスキル(MS-Word、Excel、PowerPoint等のOfficeツール)
・ 業務に必要な各種ツールを使いこなせるITスキルのある方
・ プロアクティブに行動できる方


 翻訳経験
 翻訳者としての経験のある方、翻訳学科等で学ばれている方
 翻訳プロジェクト管理経験
 クライアントや翻訳者へフィードバックや時には交渉をするためのコミュニケーションスキル、経験のある方歓迎
 DTPソフト等の使用経験、印刷物制作経験
 InDesignやIllustratorの使用経験のある方歓迎
 IT知識・SE経験
 英語、日本語以外の言語知識






本社(東京都港区三田3-9-9 森伝ビル7F)

Last modified on August 18, 2023

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