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Updated 2020-03-31
Activated 2020-03-31

Editor/Test-Content Specialist Tokyo

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j Career Co.,Ltd. / 株式会社 j Career
Company Name Company is not publicly visible
Job Type
j Career Co.,Ltd. / 株式会社 j Career
Creative (Media Related) - Editor/Writer/Copywriter
Education/Training/Language Specialist - Translator
Education/Training/Language Specialist - Other
Industry Government/Public Sector
Location Asia Japan Tokyo Shinjuku

Job Description ・概要

1) 詳細なテスト仕様に従って、読解、リスニング、スピーキング、ライティングテスト用のコンテンツの作成、編集、レビュー、校正
2) 試験の改訂にあたっての会議への参加、外注先より提出されたコンテンツの評価と改訂
3) 外注先への仕事の割り当てと管理、完成物の評価とフィードバックの提供およびトレーニングの実施
4) 会話と筆記試験のために審査官と評価者を訓練、管理、評価する
5) スピーキング、ライティング試験の採点
6) テストサイトを管理者または審査官として支援
7) シニアエディターやセクションマネージャーへの報告
8) 事業にかかる一般事務
9) 英語と日本語の両方での流暢なコミュニケーションによる業務の遂行


We seek experienced writers/editors for full-time positions developing content for English-proficiency tests.

1. Write, edit, and proofread content for reading, listening, speaking, and writing tests according to detailed test specifications.
2. Take part in intensive editorial meetings in which proposed content (sometimes your own) is critiqued and revised.
3. Assign and manage subcontracted work, evaluating the performance of item writers and providing feedback and further training.
4. Train, manage, and evaluate examiners and raters.
5. Rate responses from speaking and writing tests.
6. Assist at test sites as an administrator or examiner.
7. Report to senior editors and section managers.
8. Perform general office work as needed.
9. Maintain courteous, professional spoken and written communication in both Japanese and English.

Working environment:
The atmosphere in our office is friendly, creative, and collaborative, but it can also be quite intense due to the high-stakes nature of the tests we produce. Successful candidates will be flexible and well-organized, thrive under pressure, meet deadlines, and care deeply about spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. You will work as part of a team of committed, professional editors of various nationalities, gain expertise in language-test development, and further develop your writing and editing skills, all while directly contributing to English-language education in Japan.

[Measures against passive smoking]
No smoking indoors allowed
Designated smoking area
Company Info This company is Japan's largest testing body and a leader in international education. Established in 1963 in cooperation with the Japanese education ministry, the company is an incorporated nonprofit foundation with a clear purpose: to advance English learning in Japan by providing accessible, affordable assessment tools for learners at all proficiency levels.
Now in its fifth decade, this company administers a wide range of English tests for education and business, sponsors and conducts research into testing and language acquisition, and plays an active role in international conferences and testing councils.
The company is best known for its main product, their original English Test.
Working Hours Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. plus overtime as needed; occasional weekends.

1. Native English speaker.
2. Bachelor’s degree or higher; TESOL certification preferred.
3. Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
4. Experience writing or editing materials for publication; test-development experience strongly preferred.
5. Experience teaching English at a Japanese junior and/or senior high school.
6. Advanced Japanese language skills (JLPT Level N2 or higher).
7. Able to work as part of a team in a Japanese office environment.
8. Reside within commuting distance of central Tokyo.
9. Strong desire to contribute to English language education in Japan; interest or background in language testing or applied linguistics a plus.
English Level Native Level
Japanese Level Business Level(JLPT Level 2 or N2)
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 4000K - JPY 4500K   
Other Salary
Monthly salary of 300,000 yen, two annual bonuses, paid annual vacation leave, overtime pay, commuting allowance, and other benefits.

昼食手当(月2万円)*Lunch Allowance 20,000 JPY/M
Holidays 完全週休2日制(土・日・祝祭日)※土日出勤も時々あり

Five-Day Workweek
Paid Holidays
Job Contract
【Contract Period】 Renewable one-year
Nearest Station Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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