Spanish Translator (Latin America)
Looking to work with internationally minded professionals that share the same sense of purpose and passion of improving the world through education? If so, then the International Baccalaureate® (IB) may have the ideal opportunity for you!
We are currently seeking a Spanish Translator to join our Multilingual Editorial Production department (MEP) in house translation team in Bethesda, Maryland. We are looking for someone passionate about the Spanish language and associated cultures, who can also act as an advisor to all content authoring departments and provide feedback to other translators when needed.
The IB provides all of its services and documents in English, French and Spanish and a limited set of documents in additional languages (Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese). The MEP department provides editorial, production and translation services to the whole of the organization to support the IB’s external stakeholders in the IB languages.
As a Spanish Translator, you will help carry out translation, revision and other quality control and maintenance tasks for a variety of projects in accordance with the MEP's quality assurance framework, allowing your work to have global visibility.
Translate documents and other IB materials from English into Spanish and revise translations produced by external translators and other team members, ensuring accuracy, quality and consistency of those translated materials
Evaluate translator performance, providing supporting comments on changes made to the translated text
Conduct necessary research on meaning and terminology to support revision
Effectively use CAT tools, termbases, glossaries and other reference materials
Copy-edit texts originally produced in Spanish to ensure correct application of grammar, spelling, house style and IB terminology
Proofread documents to ensure their readiness for publication
Contribute to the maintenance of target language house style guides, glossaries, translation memories and term bases through appropriate research and consultation
Stay abreast of developments in the field of publishing and translation
Provide linguistic and cultural advice and guidance to authors and other IB staff as required
University graduate (Masters) and qualified translator
Proven experience as translator (at least two years in an in-house position)
Proven translation and editing skills
Excellent command of English, to be able to interpret correctly and with minimal assistance complex texts
Excellent command of Spanish language, equivalent to that of an educated native speaker
Background in, at least, one Latin American variety of Spanish
High level of computer literacy, including experience with CAT tools
Good analytical skills
Excellent eye for detail
Good communication and organizational skills
Able to work independently and proactively, and to meet deadlines
Aware of linguistic and cultural differences within varieties of Spanish
Good knowledge of other IB languages will be beneficial
About the IB:
The IB is a leading global not-for-profit educational organization that offers curriculum and assessment to over 5,000 schools worldwide to children aged 3-19, as well as comprehensive professional development to support schools and educators. Our educational programmes encourage students across the world to be active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
We are seeking talented individuals who thrive in a global and dynamic environment with amazing benefits and opportunities for career growth and development. This is the place where your ideas are welcome and global perspectives are encouraged. Be a part of an organization that wants to make the world a better place. Apply now!
*The IB is an equal opportunity employer. It provides employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic status, or status in any group protected by federal, state, or local laws.*
"This job is offered on local terms and conditions and is at will."