Corporate Translator job description

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Job brief

Our company is searching for a professional and quick-thinking translator who can perform interpretation services in real-time for the management team during meetings with foreign clientele and can transcribe texts in other languages.


  • Attend meetings between the management team and clients to make real-time translations.
  • Review documents in other languages and summarize them to managers verbally.
  • Transcribe documents in different languages.
  • Take language tests once a year to maintain fluency certification.
  • Work cross-departmentally to ensure translations are accurate and clear.
  • Assist with other business requirements in need of translation as assigned.
  • Reading through original material and rewriting it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained.
  • Using dictionaries, thesauruses, and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used.
  • Staying current with the latest language idioms and cultural references to allow for hyper-realistic translations.
  • Provide video conferencing, localization, and personal translation services when needed.
  • Uphold strict confidentiality policy when translating materials.
  • Follow various translation-quality standards to ensure legal and ethical obligations to the customer.


  • Fluent in English and Mandarin
  • Taken a language assessment test and pass one for each language mentioned above
  • 2+ years of professional translation experience
  • Speak, understand and write fluently in at least two languages
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Professional and attentive
  • Proficiency in the use of a range of computer packages - knowledge of translation-oriented applications and software is helpful
  • Excellent writing skills and command of grammar

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