The Linguist is responsible for maintaining a high standard of quality in translation, copy editing, and on-demand video tasks, ensuring timely completion within set deadlines and quality benchmarks. The role also involves adhering to the Language Process guidelines for task execution.
- Perform requested translation tasks promptly.
- Engage in transcreation, translation, and post-editing assignments.
- Handle various administrative tasks related to translation.
- Address project-related queries and concerns.
- Maintain language resources like glossaries, Style Guides, and work instructions to meet quality standards and keep them up-to-date.
- Interact with clients on linguistic matters when needed.
- Foster effective communication among team members, resolving queries on language and terminology.
- Contribute to the enhancement of work processes.
- Assist the team in handling arbitrations, RCA, and LQE feedback.
- Achieve performance goals outlined by the Swahili/Hausa Team Lead.
- Hold a university degree in Linguistics or Applied Languages.
- Exhibit native-level fluency in Swahili, both written and spoken, as well as fluency in English.
- Additional experience as a translator in fields like Mobile Apps, Search Engines, IT Consumer Products, Entertainment, Marketing, Software UI, and Websites is advantageous.
- Possess a strong linguistic intuition for both source and target languages.
- Familiarity with terminology related to IT consumer products, social media, and entertainment.
- Thorough understanding of the localization process.
- Proficiency in standard software like Windows, Office applications, and CAT tools such as SDL Studio and XTM.
- Ability to quickly learn new localization tools and applications.
- Effective presentation skills for sharing information with managers, clients, customers, and fellow translators.
- Capable of managing tasks within tight timelines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on interpersonal communication.
- Willingness and ability to impart knowledge and provide training to others.
- Comfortable working within a remote team.
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