Associate Sub-editor, Japanese and English Language

  • Anywhere
Company Description

Company Overview

Third Bridge is a market-leading investment research firm. We provide integrated solutions for the world’s top investors and business leaders to help them make smarter and faster decisions. No other company in the world provides the same holistic investment offering: our superpower is the combination of human insights and unique investor-led content with a global expert network. We serve over 1,000 investment firms, offering clients 24/7 coverage through our team of 1,300+ employees located across eight offices.

Job Description

At Third Bridge, we continue to grow our global breadth, depth and quality of coverage across companies and industries that are of interest to the investment community. 

As such, we are recruiting an Associate Sub-editor to support our continued growth in Asia. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to help establish processes around Japanese content. You will largely be responsible for transforming spoken Interviews into accurate written transcripts across our Forum and Community products. Most of the content reviewed will be conducted in Japanese and translated into English, though reviewing content conducted in translated into English will also be a core responsibility. 


You will be responsible for…

  • Proofreading and editing transcripts of Interviews conducted in Japanese,  ensuring consistent adherence to Third Bridge’s Style Guide, readability, accuracy and translatability; detect inconsistent audio-to-text transcription and correct transcription errors through research and cross-checks
  • Proofreading and editing English translations of Interviews conducted in Japanese (Japanese>English), ensuring consistent adherence to Third Bridge’s Style Guide, readability and accuracy; deliver high-quality proofreading work in grammar, formatting, word choice, syntax, as well as appropriate tone and localisation 
  • Creating a comprehensive Japanese-specific Style Guide, based on Third Bridge’s general Style Guide, to ensure consistency and accuracy in Japanese language usage
  • Writing and editing Interview marketing materials in Japanese, and translating them into English
  • Managing our third-party transcription and translation partner relationship, supervising project delivery and turnaround
  • Turning around high-quality content to strict daily deadlines
  • Researching and communicating with internal stakeholders to confirm accuracy of important information, proactively communicating with Sub-editing peers in Shanghai, London, New York and Mumbai
  • Escalating transcription errors and Style Guide misalignments 

A successful candidate will…

  • Have exceptional English, Japanese spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
  • Have knowledge of translation best practices and of the place for AI in translation processes
  • Have a meticulous eye for detail, with outstanding research and proofreading skills
  • Have an understanding of machine learning and natural language processing principles underlying AI translation 
  • Be familiar with different AI translation systems, with an ability to critically evaluate AI-generated translations 
  • Be a self-starter who delivers results independently and can prioritise effectively 
  • Be a strong communicator who can resolve issues promptly with internal and external stakeholders in written and verbal formats
  • Demonstrable interest in content that covers various sectors and financial markets 


Skills and Qualifications

  • High proficiency of Japanese and English 
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in language studies (preferably translation), journalism, business and finance, or other related fields
  • At least two years of proven work experience as editor, translator, proofreader, copywriter or similar roles
  • Project experience and specialised knowledge in one or more of the below sectors:
    • Consumer and retail (e.g. e-commerce, apparel and textile, foods and beverages, cosmetics and other consumer goods)
    • Tech, media and telecommunications
    • Industrials, manufacturing and energy (e.g. semiconductors, automobiles and robotics)
    • Healthcare
Additional Information
  • Vacation: 15 days (which increases to 20 days after 2 years of service)
  •  Learning: personal development allowance, which can be used for any learning programs you feel would be beneficial for you
  • Health and wellbeing: private medical insurance, a variety of health and wellbeing events to focus on mental health. Supplementary housing allowance
  • Future and family: pension scheme and Vitality Private medical insurance
  • Flexibility: work from anywhere for one month per year, 2 annual volunteer days, 2 personal days when life throws you a curveball, and ‘Summer Fridays’
  • Rewards: get points through our colleague-to-colleague recognition program to spend on hotels, gift cards, donations to charity, and more
  • Social: weekly optional social gatherings, daily breakfast and snacks, social events
  • ESG: CSR, Environment, and Diversity & Inclusion (including Women at Third Bridge, Pride, and Blkbridge)
  • Frontline Innovation: your chance to share your ideas for improvement through Hackathons and other events

The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country they are applying for.
We know that to be truly innovative, we need to have a diverse team around us. That is why Third Bridge is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you are not 100% sure if you are right for the role, please apply anyway and we will be happy to consider your application.

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