Please note that we can only accept applications from applicants who are eligible to work as a freelancer.

Do you have a strong passion for both travel and language? Please keep reading! 

At KAYAK we’re looking for a talented Simplified Chinese translator (freelance) to provide high-quality translations with a commercial sense. As a member of the Localization team, you will be supporting the localization of our Simplified Chinese products (for China & Singapore markets) and helping to maintain the quality of our products, data and services for KAYAK and other portfolio brands.

Join our talented global team of both freelance and in-house specialists to help travelers discover, book and enjoy the best places in the world.



  • Providing commercial and creative translations from English into Simplified Chinese for our websites, apps and promotional materials to appeal to the Chinese and Singaporian markets and with an eye to the brand

  • Translating and creating content for brand marketing related campaigns, including blog articles and social media copies

  • Maintain the quality of the Simplified Chinese products for several brands, including performing product functionality checks and LQA

  • Identifying and fixing text-based bugs using an in-house translation software platform

  • Maintaining the quality of accommodation related data for hotel platform 

  • Workload may vary, depending on upcoming projects


Required Skills

  • Excellent Mandarin Chinese speaker – with effective verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Higher education in a relevant field (linguistics, philology, intercultural communication, editing, translation or similar)

  • Demonstrated translation, localization or copywriting/editing experience

  • QA/testing experience is a plus

  • SEO knowledge is also a great plus

  • Web and mobile app literacy

  • Enjoys working with a variety of tasks, and capable of independently managing workflows, information, and processes between different teams and stakeholders

  • Able to work independently, and play nice with others


At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of Booking Holdings.

KAYAK is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – no matter their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Whoever you are, just be you.

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