Translator in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

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Translator – Toronto, ON (6 Month Contract)

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:

Due to rapid international growth, we are expanding our team and are looking to recruit a new French Translator based in our Toronto office.

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating multilingual translation projects in an accurate and timely manner as well as proofreading, editing and translating key consumer-facing materials for Spin Master’s Global Visual Branding, Shoppers Marketing and eCommerce teams. You will also help with terminology management and vendor quality monitoring.

If you are a super organized, patient and quality-focused linguist who can work cross-functionally this could be your opportunity to work in a fun and dynamic environment!

Job Requirements

What we can expect from you:

  • Coordinate all aspects of translation and proofreading requests from initial assessment to final delivery.
    • Prepare instructions, working files and detailed reference material for external resources.
    • Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding project status, queries and other issues and respond in a timely and professional manner.
    • Verify project completeness and adherence to directions prior to delivery.
    • File and archive all translation or proofreading-related materials.
  • Translate smaller or urgent projects from English into French and into other languages skills permitting, leveraging translation memory tools for product packaging, instruction sheets, playing cards, eCommerce product copy, promotional materials and other special projects, as needed.
  • Identify and correct typesetting errors on final multilingual artwork using Adobe Acrobat commenting tools.
  • Maintain translation database up to date per changes requested by our international affiliates.
  • Contribute to the maintenance, continuous improvement, and refinement of processes, methodology and standards.
  • Act as a resource person for linguistic queries in the department.

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 Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Croatian, Bulgarian or Turkish a definite asset
  • Experience working in translation agency setting or creative studio a plus

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High degree of initiative and work ethic
  • Service-oriented and team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong knowledge of MS office applications
  • Knowledge of SDL Trados Studio
  • 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.