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Warner Bros. Discovery Interpreter/ Translator in Tokyo, Japan

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.


Warner Bros. Discovery is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world's best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives. Join us. Shape your story here.


In this role, you will primarily support Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo (WBSTT) across all areas, including operations, retail, marketing, construction, and corporate functions. You will interpret spoken material and translate written material into English/Japanese, ensure meaning and context are maintained, possess knowledge of both languages and cultures, and work with both internal and external clients.


  • Attend conferences, meetings, inspections, and other business activities acting as official interpreter/ translator to enable discussion and facilitate communication for people with limited English/Japanese proficiency.

  • Provide accurate and high-quality consecutive and simultaneous interpretation from Japanese to English and vice versa as required. This may include interpretation during high-level meetings, 1-on-1 conversations, and group discussions.

  • Work may be on-site, off-site, face-to-face, or remote via technology platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, etc.

  • Be sensitive to the culture of the original language and the target language during the interpreting/ translation process, relay the style and tone of the original language. Follow up with clients to ensure satisfaction and understanding.

  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure that translations are true to the original meaning, create glossaries/ term dictionaries to accumulate knowledge/experience.

  • Translate formal and informal company documentation when required.

  • Ensure that translated texts meet all relevant editorial requirements, i.e., layout, style, font etc., and deliver translated texts in accordance with the agreed deadline.

  • Accompany foreign visitors and facilitate communication.

  • Provide general administrative support for the team as necessary.


  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as an interpreter, translator, or similar role.

  • Bilingual, fluent in both English and Japanese

  • Good understanding and in-depth knowledge of language/country-specific cultures.

  • Detail-oriented, with a passion for linguistic quality.

  • Editing and proofreading skills.

  • Ability to project and be articulate when supporting meetings, presentations, etc.

  • Time-management skills.

  • Basic skills in Windows, MS Office, and PC.

  • Work experience in entertainment /construction/ theme-park industry are a plus.


  • Exclusive Warner Bros. Discovery events and advance screenings.

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees.

  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies/

  • Access to in-house learning and development resources.

  • Part of the Warner Bros. Discovery family of powerhouse brands.

Warner Bros. Discovery and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.