English to German Junior Translator, full-time

Anja Jones Translation is a boutique translation company in Cornwall, South West 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 Billabong, Vimeo, Hootsuite, and many more.

On our home turf in Cornwall, 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 graduate English to German translator to work from our Newquay office (we like to call it AJT HQ) and to 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 can commit long-term (at least 1 year)
  • Working hours: 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, including 1 hour unpaid lunch break
  • Holidays: 20 days paid holidays per annum + UK public bank holidays (8)
  • Sick pay: 6 days paid sick leave per annum
  • Start date: Flexible, ideally May/June 2018

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 up to date 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 working as part of a team
  • Computer literate (Mac, Microsoft package)
  • Adaptable, quick 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 skills to fit the role and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@anjajonestranslation.co.uk, quoting reference JOBDE37 in the subject line.