Wanted: Excellent English to German junior translator (in-house position)

Wanted: Excellent English to German junior translator (in-house position)

Posted: Aug 30, 2017 12:50 Expiration: Sep 08, 2017 07:00
Anja Jones Translation is a boutique translation company in Cornwall, Southwest England. We are a team of in-house translators and freelance translators specialising in website translation, app translation and brand translation in German, French and UK English.

We work closely with Smartling Inc., a NYC-based technology company that provides us with advanced translation management software. Through Smartling, we are privileged to provide German, French and UK English translations for clients such as GoPro, Vimeo, Hootsuite and many more.

On our home turf in Cornwall, Southwest England, we provide translation services for tourism & hospitality businesses as well as for local manufacturers that are looking to export their products.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate English to German translator to work from our Newquay office (we like to call it AJT HQ) and become part of a team of motivated individuals, with the chance to work with some great high profile clients.

We are looking for a talented English to German translation graduate with either a BA or an MA degree in translation to join our in-house team on a full time permanent basis. The position would be ideally suited to a recent graduate looking for experience as an in-house translator. You will be working alongside the German project manager and be responsible for translating a wide variety of written documentation. Working within a small office-based team is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and develop your translation skills.

Job description:

Job title: Junior translator
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
Starting salary: £18,000 per annum
Duration: This is a full time, permanent position and we are looking for someone who would like to commit long-term (at least 1 year)
Working hours: 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, including 1 hour lunch break
Holidays: 20 days paid holidays per annum + public UK bank holidays
Sick pay: 6 days paid sick leave per annum
Start date: Flexible – preferably mid-October 2017
Key Responsibilities include:

Translate a wide variety of written documentation covering subject areas appropriate to experience/training, and as agreed with the project manager
Edit and review translations completed by other translators
Ensure all translations meet the clients’ expectations and the requirements of the target market
Responsible for maintaining the highest level of quality translations, and contributing to linguistic quality control processes and procedures
Provide assistance in running day-to-day operations
Report back to the project manager as appropriate
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

German native speaker with a perfect command of the German language (written and spoken) and keeps current with the way the German language evolves
Excellent oral and written English language skills
Passionate about languages and different cultures
Graduate with a degree in translation (either BA or MA)
Ability to work to deadlines
Ability to read through material and rewrite it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained
A flair for transcreation
Self-starter with a positive work attitude
Flexible work attitude
Enjoys to work as part of a team
Computer literate (Mac, Microsoft package)
Adaptable, fast learner
Team player
This is a great opportunity to join a highly skilled team in a dynamic and exciting industry where no two days are the same!

We will offer a full training and support program and the opportunity to be part of a young, dynamic team.

If you believe you have the necessary requirements to fit the role and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter to [HIDDEN] quoting reference JOBDE30 in the subject line.

Closing date: 8th September 2017

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