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Translation Coordinator in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description

*Translation Coordinator – Toronto*

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

Reporting to the Translation Manager, the Translation Coordinator is the contact person between 3rd party language vendors and Spin Master Visual Branding Department. The role involves coordinating translation and proofreading tasks efficiently to ensure delivery of timely and quality translations to Graphic teams based out of Toronto, Los Angeles, Dongguan, Virginia Beach, Long Island City and Edison. The Translation Coordinator also provides regular translation and proofreading support in their working languages.

What we can expect from you:

  • Outsource assigned projects in up to 17 languages to 3rd party vendors preparing instructions, working files and detailed reference material.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding project status, queries and other issues.
  • Check project completeness and adherence to directions prior to delivery.
  • File and archive all translation-related materials.
  • Complete translation of urgent jobs from English into French (and other languages, skills permitting) using translation memory tools for packaging, instruction sheets, E-commerce and other special projects.
  • Identify and correct DTP errors on artwork using Adobe Acrobat commenting tools.
  • Monitor and track translation-related amends requested by international offices for translation memory update purposes.
  • Act as resource person for linguistic queries in the department.

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Someone with excellent attention to detail
  • With a service-oriented and team player
  • Someone with the ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • High degree of initiative and work ethic
  • Experience working in creative environment or translation agency setting


You should apply if you have the following:

  • Degree with specialization in languages
  • Spelling and grammar skills in French a must
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of another language amongst Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Croatian, Bulgarian, Slovenian a definite asset
  • Strong knowledge of MS office applications and familiarity with SDL Studio CAT tool
  • Knowledge of marketing communication principles
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat for proofreading


What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.