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Freelance Localization Specialist - German



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Do you have a strong passion for travel, dining and language?

We are looking for a creative German Localization Specialist to join us on a freelance basis. Your task will be to localize our products and content, primarily for KAYAK and OpenTable. As a professional linguist, you will provide linguistic and cultural expertise to help us connect with our audience and enhance the travel and dining experience through localization.

You will contribute to localizing new product features and marketing campaigns that resonate with the rich diversity of communities we engage with.

Come aboard and be part of a diverse team of localizers, dedicated to helping travelers and food enthusiasts uncover, reserve, and enjoy the world's most exquisite destinations.

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

Your tasks

  • Translate, review and edit content for KAYAK/OpenTable’s products and assets, tailored to the target market

  • Adhere to our style guides to deliver high-quality translations and creative transcreations

  • Translate and proofread content for various channels, including landing pages, blogs, newsletters, SEO content, social media, and other marketing materials

  • Conduct LQA and functionality checks to engage with the local audience

  • Maintain and refine language-specific resources such as style guides and glossaries

  • Anticipate a lighter initial workload, with scope for increased involvement based on future projects

Your profile

  • Proficient native speaker of German (required)

  • Strong verbal and written command of English

  • Proven experience in website/app localization and translation

  • Experience using Translation Management Systems

  • A flair for creative translation and copywriting

  • Familiarity with SEO

  • Background in LQA

  • Relevant academic or professional background in communication, marketing, translation, linguistics, or related fields

  • You’re a quick learner, forward-thinking, and comfortable incorporating the latest tech in a rapidly advancing industry

  • You’re a versatile multitasker, adept at managing workflows, information, and processes across diverse project types

Candidates will be invited to complete a short test as part of the selection process. Apply now!


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.