Localization Academy

Translation Project Manager

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Mother Tongue is a language services agency, based in Bankside, London SE1. We specialise in the creative translation of advertising and marketing copy, and related insight and content services for global brands. We are part of Omnicom, one of the world’s largest marketing services group. We are currently hiring a translation/localization project manager.

Job description

The main focus of the role is managing language-related projects – not just translation/transcreation, but potentially content creation, voiceovers, subtitling, production and others. This entails quoting for work, selecting appropriate suppliers and processes, briefing suppliers, ensuring timely delivery, and dealing with any queries along the way. You will need to build and maintain strong relationships both with clients and suppliers around the world. You will look for opportunities to improve internal processes and ways of working, and to grow the client accounts you work on. In addition, you may at times review and edit translations produced by our writers in your native language, and assist in recruiting and testing potential new writers.

Candidate profile

At Mother Tongue, we want to be defined by our positivity, rigour, resourcefulness and passion for language. The ideal applicant will possess these qualities, as well as the following:


  • University degree in languages or a related subject
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language. (You may be an English native speaker who is fluent in a second language, or a native speaker of another language.)
  • Great communication skills (by phone/VC and in writing).
  • Strong editing skills in your native language.
  • Ability to work independently where necessary, and collaborate effectively with others
  • Familiarity with modern office software


  • Experience with CAT tools/TMS systems
  • A strong interest in technology, and an informed perspective on the future direction of the industry.

You must have the right to work in the UK.

At Mother Tongue we recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing and maximising the talents of our people. We believe that Inclusion and Diversity makes for a more stimulating and inspiring working environment, where people are treated with respect and can be comfortable being themselves. Embracing these different approaches and thinking helps deliver tangible and positive results for our clients’ businesses.

Working arrangements

The role is based in our office in Bankside, London SE1, which is fully mobility-accessible, with gender-neutral bathrooms. We have a hybrid working policy, with a minimum requirement of 3 days a week in the office, and the possibility for home working the remainder of the week.


The right candidate can expect a fun, friendly working environment and a remuneration package depending on experience. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Medical cash plan
  • Meal subsidy on days when you work in the office
  • Personal development budget
  • Volunteering days to give back to the community

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and add a covering note explaining what attracts you to the role, what you would bring to the company, your salary expectations and earliest possible start date. We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, please let us know.