Localization Academy

In-House French Linguist

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Locaria is a pioneering digital language services agency that sits within The Stagwell Group and MDC Partners.

We maximize the effectiveness and performance of global content seamlessly across territory, platform and media for brands with international spirit.

We combine engagement metrics with content creation processes by harnessing data from all stages of the customer journey including awareness, consideration and engagement. We do this in any language combination, across more than 90 markets.

Our global clients include the world’s top brands across luxury, retail, travel, hospitality, finance, market research and tech.

Do you want a steady stream of work as a translator? Providing content for luxurious and influential international companies sounds like your thing? Interested in gaining experience as a translator?

We are also the winner of the ‘Best Language Service Provider for Training and Personal Development‘ Award at BELA 2022 (Best Employers in Localization Awards, Adaptive Globalization).

The Office
This position is based in our Barcelona office with hybrid working model (2 days in the office and 3 days from home)

Working hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm with one hour lunch break

Responsibilities

  • Translation/localisation/transcreation/origination of content assigned by Project Managers (expected daily throughput of 2,000 words minimum)
  • Machine Translation Post-Editing from English into French (expected hourly output 1,000 words approx.)
  • SEO content creation (keywords research and content origination)
  • Review of localisations carried out by freelancers and providing feedback on the quality
  • Creative copywriting
  • Review and evaluation of linguistic tests from potential new freelancers
  • Assist with pitches to obtain new clients (review of the brand website, create an error report, evaluate the quality of the content, etc.)
  • Taking control of own workload to meet deadlines and prioritise requests from project managers
  • Provide market insights, content review, adaptation to other English variants and analysis when necessary
  • Keep translation memories, glossaries and term bases updated
  • Contribute to style guides and other market specific documentation

Requirements

  • Native speaker of French
  • Translation or Linguistic degree essential
  • Excellent command of English (verbal and written), as source texts will be mainly in English
  • Experience in copywriting
  • Proven record of high-quality translation work (references will be checked)
  • Experience with CAT tools (specially Phrase), CMS, and familiar with Translation Project Management Systems

You’ll live up to the Locarian Values:

  • We take content further
  • We grow together
  • Celebrating Individuality
  • Doing good along the way
  • With care

D&I statement

Locaria is global by nature and vastly strengthened by multicultural, international and eclectic teams. Working together to achieve shared goals, our employees recognise the importance of our core value ‘celebrating individuality’, and are supported by Locaria’s breadth of cultural resources and insights that attract and retain the best talent.

We appreciate the unique perspectives and experiences that each person brings to our team and are fully dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities across the board, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability and gender identity. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let our team know.

Join our team and become part of a vibrant workplace and company culture that values and celebrates individuality!

Benefits

In return for your enthusiasm and expertise, we can offer an exciting and multicultural place of work, competitive salary, wide range of benefits, and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organization.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Holiday: You will be entitled to 22 working days paid leave per year (pro-rata in first year), excluding public holidays.
  • Flexible Working: Opportunities to work from home up to 3 days a week through our Flexible Working Policy, plus opportunities to work abroad.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme: We’re always on the lookout for talented people. If you refer a friend who is then hired, we will award you with a bonus of up to 2,000 Euros depending on the level of the role being recruited for.
  • Birthday Day Off: As a gift from us you will receive an extra day off for your birthday each year. If your birthday falls on a weekend, then you can take this the Friday before or Monday after.
  • Abroad Working: The opportunity to work from anywhere, whilst still working, allowing you to re-engage with your local culture, keep your native language current and increase wellbeing by staying in touch with family and friends.
  • Equipment: You will be equipped with a laptop, extra screen, mouse and keyboard.