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Language Editor – Tokyo 2020

Olympic Channel


Nov 5

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At Olympic Channel Services, we are looking for Language Editors who are ready to join an international team editing/writing/translating international language sections (English, Spanish, French, Mandarin and Hindi) of the Tokyo 2020 Games-time website, tokyo2020.org.


  • Translating stories from English into Spanish, French, Mandarin or Hindi
  • Identifying, writing stories of localised interest, based on language, to Olympic fans
  • Adapting stories from native language agency feed
  • During Gamestime, responsible for real-time publishing, updating of content in fast-paced, pressure-filled environment
  • Edit, revise, rewrite wire service copy as required, especially during Gamestime.
  • Coordinate/collaborate with Editor in Chief, news editors, language editors and Tokyo2020
  • colleagues on content ideas
  • Ensure all content meets IOC standards for integrity and production quality
  • Establish a consistent tone and voice, engaging and appealing to Olympic fans across all platforms


  • Solid news judgment, ability to think quickly and act appropriately under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of Olympic sports
  • Strong knowledge of SEO best practices and what drives fan interest
  • Fluent in English; other languages a plus.
  • At ease in international environment
  • Self-starter, plus ability to work in a team; adaptability in changing environment
  • In sync with Olympic values of friendship, excellence, respect
  • Positive, open-minded personality
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – diplomacy, tact and discretion
  • Detail-oriented, organized, effective multitasking

Workplace and Environment

  • Fast paced work environment;
  • These positions are remote freelance opportunities that start between January and May 2021 and last until August 2021; candidates can be located anywhere in the world.
  • Work weekends, nights, holidays as required.

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