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Freelance Localization Specialist - Simplified Chinese



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

This is a remote position, but the ideal desired location would be close to the Central European Time Zone (CET) to align with project timelines and deliveries.

Do you have a strong passion for travel, dining and language? Please keep reading!

We are looking for a creative Simplified Chinese Localization Specialist (freelance) to work on the localization and transcreation of our marketing content and products. You will be working for our different brands, mainly KAYAK and OpenTable, and will contribute to exciting projects such as new product features and marketing initiatives. We aspire to have a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams, we produce more creative ideas and products as well as better outcomes for our collaborators.

If you are as passionate about localization as we are, you’re exactly who we’re looking for!

Join our dedicated team of distributed localizers to help travelers and diners discover, book and enjoy the best places in the world.

Check out our insider tips for becoming a Localization Freelancer at KAYAK / OpenTable here.

Your tasks

· Provide commercial and creative translations from English to Simplified Chinese for our products (websites and apps), to appeal to the target market and with an eye to our brands

· Transcreate content for landing pages, blogs, newsletters, SEO pages, social media copy and other marketing content and promotional materials

· Run linguistic quality and functionality checks (LQA) and increase engagement with the local audience

· Maintain and update language-specific tools such as the style guide and glossary

· We expect a lower workload in the beginning, with the potential for more work in the future, depending on upcoming projects and availability within the team

Your profile

· Native proficiency of Simplified Chinese as used in Mainland China and Singapore (required)

· Effective verbal and written communication skills in English

· Localization / translation experience

· Creative translation / copywriting skills

· SEO and machine translation experience are a plus

· LQA (linguistic quality assurance) experience

· Training or education in a relevant field (communication, marketing, translation, linguistics, or similar)

· Ability to learn new tools and technical procedures quickly and effectively

· Enjoys working with a variety of tasks, and capable of independently handling workflows, information and processes for different types of projects


KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also redefining the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit

Working with KAYAK makes you part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including SWOODOO, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each other's strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.