Translator - Volunteer

Recruiter
We Make Change
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
22 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Translator

We Make Change gives you the power to change the world.

Our platform enables anyone, anywhere to use their skills to make the change they want to see.

We connect purpose-driven individuals with high-impact NGOs to develop projects supporting the causes they care about.

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, but whatever skill you have and whatever cause you care about, you can change the world. By becoming a Changemaker you can help to make it happen!

Job Brief
We’re looking for a Translator who can deliver interesting, fun and engaging content that inspires people to change the world.

The goal will be to interpret written or audio pieces in different languages, while making sure that the original meaning, format and tone are maintained. Translator responsibilities include reading and thoroughly understanding the context of given material, using specialized dictionaries and translation tools and proofreading finished pieces of work. To be successful in this role, you should have a keen eye for detail and be fluent in at least two languages in addition to your native language.
Ultimately, you will provide ready-to-use translated content that meets our internal needs and helps us reach a broader audience.
Our company aims to solve many of the problems being faced around the world - from climate change to gender discrimination and poverty - while showcasing the different NGOs doing incredible work to alleviate them, and how people can do their bit to help. In this context, translators are crucial in helping spread the message to a wider audience.

We are currently looking for translators specialised in one or more of the following languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, Afrikaans, Arabic.

Responsibilities
Convert social media content (text and audio recordings) from one language to one or more
Interpret the main website content and translate it in other languages
Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy
Support external projects with their translation needs
Respect deadlines and the content schedule with content posted regularly.
Prepare subtitles for videos and online presentations
Engage with inspiring people from around the world supporting specific causes.

Requirements
Excellent writing skills.
Fluency in at least two languages in addition to your native language
Proven work experience as a Translator, Interpreter or similar role is a plus
Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar, spelling and punctuation errors
Multi-tasking ability and a flexible approach to work.
The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Time commitment
The time commitment can be as little as 4 hours per week, depending on your availability.

Location
The role will be performed remotely, so applications are welcomed from across the world.

As the role is as a volunteer, it is unpaid, but it offers a great opportunity to gain experience, while helping to change the world!

Whatever cause you care about, whatever skill you have, if you want to change the world, then become a Changemaker by applying today.

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