Language Editors Wanted for International News Site

Translation General Translation Posted 1 year ago

Hourly Job

Hours to be determined
3 to 6 months

Intermediate Level

I am looking for a mix of experience and value


An international news aggregation site seeks bi-lingual writers for part-time work as Language Editors. This supplemental position is an effective resume-builder for those who work in translation, communications, and media, and works best for people who avidly consume news on daily basis.  The ideal candidate will:

1. Be completely fluent in both English and the primary language of the region or country they are covering.
2. Possess a deep knowledge of both current affairs and the newspaper/media culture of the region they are covering.
3. Have the ability to quickly craft engaging, high-quality copy in English, as well as efficiently summarize the most interesting components of a long article into a brief paragraph.

The duties of a language editor include:

1. Reviewing a region’s online newspapers daily and selecting any noteworthy articles, based on both the criteria we provide and the candidate’s own expertise on current affairs.
2. Writing a headline and a short summary (3-5 sentences) in English of each article.  

Languages of particular interest include: Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin, Portuguese, German, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, Hindi, Farsi, Urdu, Bengali, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, and Turkish, although we are willing to consider others if a qualified individual applies. To apply, please provide a resume with relevant work experience, a work sample if possible, and salary requirements. All qualified candidates must complete a writing sample before being offered the position.

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