Japanese Translator and Copywriter - Brand Marketing - Freelance (m/f/x)


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The role

As the Japanese Translator and Copywriter, you will be part of a team that prepares the HelloFresh brand for expansion into the Japanese market. You’ll help our marketing, product and customer care teams adapt functional, promotional and internal communications for the Japanese market based on existing business plans, data-driven testing and consumer research. You’ll be part of a cross-functional team that requires Japanese content across a large array of touchpoints and steps in the customer journey.

What you’ll do

  • Interpret the global HelloFresh brand into performance-based messaging for the Japanese market to reach relevant target groups and trigger conversion
  • Translate, adapt and localize a wide variety of consumer-facing and internal content from English to Japanese, including copy for user experience (UX), websites, apps, transaction funnels, e-commerce, digital advertising, social media, brand positioning statements, messaging houses and CRM (email marketing, push notifications, etc.)
  • Proofread Japanese content for spelling, grammar and logic consistency
  • Structure messaging for specific topics (e.g. brand messages, benefit messages, sustainability messages) to apply throughout all marketing and product channels
  • Support local Japanese team in roll-outs of communication projects
  • Work closely with design teams to ensure copy and visual content work effectively together

What you’ll bring

  • BS/MS from a top-tier university in communications, translation, marketing or another related field of study
  • Excellent and proven copywriting skills in Japanese
  • Strong proficiency in English
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Japanese copywriting and/or translation, ideally in the areas of food or technology
  • Experience in writing or translating copy in some of the following areas: UX, advertising, marketing, culinary, consumer care
  • Familiarity with Japanese culture and consumer behaviour, especially related to food, technology and commerce
  • Ability conceptualize content in terms of marketing strategy and positioning
  • Ability to deal with a large variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to deal with cross-functional copy projects, tasks and assignments
  • Ability to achieve goals while managing scope, deadlines, quality and risk
  • Ability to grasp our product and consumer base quickly
  • Working from Berlin, ideally, although strong candidates based elsewhere in Europe and the UK will be considered
  • Availability for 3 months of full-time work starting in February

What we offer

  • A diverse and vibrant international environment of 70+ different nationalities
  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase

About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to change the way people eat, forever!

Since our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub, Berlin, we’ve become the world's leading meal kit provider, delivering to over 4.2 million households worldwide in 14 countries across 3 continents. 

Our best-in-class marketers play vital roles in connecting HelloFresh with new and existing customers across the world. Based in Berlin, the data-driven and creative Global Marketing Team pioneers industry-leading research, business insight, CRM, growth marketing and brand communication. The team continuously drives our brand forward through experimentation and an entrepreneurial spirit.   

Our more than 7,000 employees from over 70+ nationalities are the heart and soul of our diverse, fast-paced and dynamic environment where innovation and smart, fast action is encouraged. 

We will encourage you to make an immediate impact in your area of work as well as empower you to grow your career with us.

You can get a taste of what we've been working on by checking out About HelloFresh.

Are you up for the challenge?

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We are HelloFresh

At HelloFresh we embrace and welcome diversity and we currently employ over 7,000 individuals globally who contribute to this. We employ individuals based on their ability to perform a job rather than on the basis of their: race, national origin, color, caste, social origin or position, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political opinion, marital status or any other characteristic. We encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer – everyone is welcome at our table.

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