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International Baccalaureate

Fecha de publicación 04.06.2024

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Spanish Translator

Job Description

The IB provides all its services and documents in English, French and Spanish and a limited set of documents in additional languages such as Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese. The Multilingual Editorial Production department (MEP) provides editorial, production and translation services to the whole of the organization to support the IB's external stakeholders in the IB languages.

Within MEP, the Translator (Grade 2) carries out translation, revision and other quality control tasks for a variety of individual projects into one of the IB's target translation languages, ensuring that the translations are completed on time, in accordance with the department's quality assurance framework and providing feedback to other translators as needed.

The job holder contributes to the maintenance of the department's quality assurance assets for the relevant target language, such as house style guides and glossaries.

The translator acts as an advisor for the target language and associated cultures to all content authoring departments and colleagues from MEP.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Revises the translations into Spanish of documents and other IB materials produced by external translators and other members of the team, using a suitable level of intervention, to ensure the accuracy, quality and consistency of translated materials.
  • Evaluates the performance of translators, providing supporting comments on changes made to the translated text as part of the QA framework.
  • Conducts necessary research on meaning and terminology to support revision, including raising translation queries for authors and external experts or answering translators' queries wherever possible.

  • Translates documents and other IB materials into Spanish accurately and faithfully.
  • Uses support materials such as CAT tools, termbases, glossaries and reference materials effectively.

  • Proofreads individual documents to ensure their readiness for publication.

Quality assurance
  • Contributes to the maintenance of the Spanish house style guide, glossaries, translation memories and term bases through appropriate research and consultation.
  • Assists in the recruitment and training of freelancers and new members of the team.

Cultural guidance
  • Provides cultural insight, in particular a Spanish perspective, to other IB staff to ensure the translatability and international mindedness of projects and publications.
  • Contributes to the delivery of Spanish QA training sessions for freelancers and IB staff.

Knowledge and Experience:
  • University graduate (Master's) and qualified translator
  • Sound 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 the relevant target language, equivalent to that of an educated native speaker
  • Aware of linguistic and cultural differences within the target language
  • Good knowledge of other IB languages will be beneficial.

Technical and Soft Skills :
  • 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.

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