Job/post title: Translation Coordinator Responsible to: Translation Project Manager Responsible for: No direct reports Environment: Office-based, remote working according to the UK Government guideline Salary: £23,000 to £25,000 Annually Great Employee Benefits Reference: TC20 Translation at WSET Translation at WSET is centred around enabling our students and educators to have best-in-class materials regardless of their native languages. We have a great team environment with a passion for continuous improvement. We are looking for a Translation Coordinator to join our team. If you are someone with a positive can-do attitude and appreciation of different opinions, who is well-organised with meticulous attention to detail, you are a good fit for this team. Job description Job purpose: To work as part of the Academic Programmes Team to help WSET meet its objective of producing high-quality translated educational, educator-training and examination materials across multiple languages. Principal duties and responsibilities: Translation and production of materials • Assists in creating project briefs and providing instructions to third-party translators, copy-editors, technical editors, proofreaders, designers and typesetters (“the vendors”) for all languages. • Assists in managing projects through translation, editing, technical editing, typesetting/design and proofreading/testing, and performs quality-assurance checks. • Carries out quality checks on documents in final file formats. • Logs and collates source-text queries and language-specific queries from the vendors, keeping the Head of Translation and Translation Project Managers/Product Developers up to date and synchronising updates with other languages, as appropriate. • Checks the consistency of new translations with current published materials. If the vendors suggest new translations, resolves inconsistencies with the Product Development team, exam team and other external vendors, and documents the outcome. • Completes projects on time and on budget as per established guidelines provided by the Head of Translation. • Completes project admin, ensuring all vendor agreements, quotes and invoices are correctly processed and filed. • Maintains and archives digital files so that they are clearly and accurately stored and can be easily retrieved/accessed. • Assists with pre-translation edits of the source-text files as required. Management of queries, feedback and errors relating to published WSET materials • Assists Translation Project Managers to respond in a timely and professional manner to queries concerning translation accuracy of WSET materials, as required by the Head of Translation. • Documents and follows up on errors with relevant stakeholders according to the errors management process. Vendor management • Monitors the vendors’ performance, building positive working relationships and giving constructive feedback for future improvement. • Coordinates the work of vendors and negotiates rates and deadlines to deliver projects on time and in accordance with translation team budget and quality parameters. • Records which vendors have worked on each project and documents any key information. • Supports training of vendors to promote use of translation technology as required. Translation Management System • Utilises the Translation Management System to optimise translation consistency, quality and efficiency across our business. • Supports the implementation of technological solutions. • Creates and maintains assets including translation memories and term bases for allocated languages. Project workflow and systems development • As required, documents updates to checklists, procedures and workflows. Accessible materials • Creates accessible versions of educational materials as required. Additional tasks (according to language specialism(s)) • Creates and maintains style guides for English and/or specialist languages, carries out research, consults internal stakeholders and works with external vendors, as appropriate. • Carries out editing and proofreading of materials for English and/or specialist languages. Person specification • Detail orientated • Good organisational skills • Educated to degree level or equivalent, languages and/or translation preferred Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Problem-solving capabilities • Ability to work independently • Ability to work collaboratively in a team • Fluent in a second language in any of the following languages: French, German (preferred), Greek, Italian, Japanese (preferred), Korean (preferred), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese (preferred), Traditional Chinese or Turkish (preferred) Application Process: Submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] Please note that the WSET will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right the work in the UK for the duration of their employment. Closing date: Tuesday 3rd November 2020 at 5pm.

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3 November 2020


London (Work from home according to Government Guideline)