Apr 28

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Position: Ads Quality Rater, Japanese Language
Posted by: ZeroChaos, Inc.
Type: Temporary, Part-time telecommuting position
Location: N/A
Salary: $15 per hour
Start Date: N/A

Company Information:
ZeroChaos, Inc. is recruiting temporary part-time telecommuters with fluency in Japanese and an in-depth knowledge of current Japanese culture to help with Quality Evaluation for websites for our client, a leading Silicon Valley search engine company.  Do you have an eye for spotting awkward language in web ads or ads that are poorly matched with your search results?  Have you spent twelve months living abroad in Japan in the past eight years or do you visit there fairly frequently?  We are looking for average internet users to help improve the accuracy/relevancy of the ads that are placed with search results and on websites.  All work is performed from home, on your computer.

Responsibilities:
-Evaluate the accuracy of web advertising.
-Communicate effectiveness of web layouts and information via an online tool.

Requirements:
-BA/BS or equivalent degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
-Ability to comprehend newspaper-level text quickly in Japanese without consulting a dictionary.
-Recent experience living abroad in Japan.  A year total within the past eight years is preferred, or shorter, frequent visits in recent years.
-Ability to interpret both the content and tone of colloquialisms, regionalisms, and other subtleties specific to Japan.  Detect when advertising language sounds funny, awkward, or unnatural, even if grammatically correct.
-Extensive experience (as a user/consumer) of the internet and print culture of Japan.
-Extensive out-of-classroom experience with the language, media, and culture.
-A high-speed, secure, private internet connection.
-Valid US work authorization.  We do not hire outside the US.  We are unable to sponsor visas.
-Moderate ability to read and write in English. You must be able to read and write English well enough to use software with an English interface, understand complicated instructions written in English, and make yourself understood in informal written communication. This job involves frequent written discussion in English with fellow Ads Quality Raters and project administrators.

Description:
As an Ads Quality Rater, you will be responsible for reporting and tracking the visual quality and content accuracy of web advertisements. Ads Quality Raters use an online tool to examine advertising-related data of different kinds and provide feedback and analysis. Projects worked on may involve examining and analyzing text, web pages, images, and other kinds of information. You will need an in depth and up-to-date familiarity with Japanese web culture and media. Additionally, you will apply this knowledge to a broad range of interests and topics.  Please note that up to 5% of the workload will include adult content.  You may not opt out of those tasks but you can defer working on them.  For example some Raters who are parents only work on those specific tasks when children are asleep.

Employment Details:
The assignment is 12 months maximum but can be ended sooner by ZeroChaos or the employee.  The pay rate is $15 per hour, non-negotiable.  This is a part-time telecommuting position.  You will work a minimum of ten hours per week up to a maximum of thirty hours per week on a self-directed schedule.  You will keep track of your hours and submit a time sheet for weekly pay.

To Apply:
Make yourself stand out from other applicants by following our instructions for how to apply:

For consideration, please send an email in the following format to tempjobs@zerochaos.com:

SUBJECT must read:  “Ads Quality Rater Japanese Language”

BODY of email:  Please copy and paste the following application questions with your answers in the body of your email

1.What language are you applying for? (please confirm Japanese)
2.In the past EIGHT years, have you spent at least a year total living in Japan?
3.In the past FOUR years how many times have you visited Japan?
4.In what ways do you keep up to date with Japanese culture?
5. Do you currently hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent in another country) or higher?
6.Do you currently reside in the US and do you have legal authorization to work in the US?
7.Resume:  please paste the text of your resume into the body of the email.  Be sure that we know your name, city/state and email address.


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