Cantonese Translator/ Senior Associate

Position Summary

Are you a polyglot? Do you have favorite words in various languages? Do you straddle the line between cultural groups? Motivf is looking for multi-cultural translators to translate communications materials and web content from English to Cantonese. The translator will work directly with our communications team to translate client materials (copy and graphics) into a specific target language.

Location: Nationwide (USA).

Work you’ll do:

In your role, you will be responsible to:

  • Assess message delivery goals from the perspective of each targeted culture or sub-culture

  • Identify opportunities to improve message delivery by adapting both the copy (written) and art (graphic) content of communication materials

  • Identify common communication pitfalls during translation, and support the communication team to anticipate and recognize differing cultures’ needs and motivations

  • Track and record all requests for translation

  • Translate provided content from English to target language (Cantonese)

  • Review all translated documents for accuracy of translation

  • Submit translated content to within requested timeframe

  • Work can be done in the office or from home

Required Qualifications:

  • Certification/training in professional translation

  • Experience translating from English to target language

  • Work well independently

  • Able to balance multiple priorities within strict timelines

  • Excellent communication, team-building, and presentation skills

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

  • Natively bi-lingual in at least one other language plus English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cantonese fluency

  • Braille reading and writing fluency

  • Experience with cross-cultural research methods and cultural dimensions theory

  • Exposure to cross-cultural Social Marketing to understand individuals and deliver experiences tuned to their needs and desires.