Monday, 30 January 2012

jobs, volunteer opportunities

A few job snippets seen about the place today:  

The UN has announced this year's round of competitive recruitment examinations for this year on its careers Facebook page. At the time of writing, the same announcement does not seem to have reached the UN careers website, the Examinations and Tests Section or the Language Outreach Portal. Nevertheless, probably worth keeping an eye out, aspiring translators, editors and verbatim reporters into French, English, German, Russian, Spanish and Arabic...

Concordia University in Canada are advertising a one-year fixed-contract in-house position for an English to French translator.

Lots of jobs on including a German-speaking account manager with thetranslationpeople in Birmingham; an in-house German to English translation post with Lingserve (Surrey/Hampshire area; six-month contract, possible longer-term position); freelance sports journalists and translators (and possibly interpreters? anyway, must know an awful lot about sport) fluent in Arabic, German or Spanish for a London-based multilingual media project.

Finally, for translators willing to contribute pro bono translations for good causes, the WikiProject Medicine/Translation Task Force looks like just such a good cause. The goal is to improve the quality of 80 key medical articles on Wikipedia, transfer them into simple English and then translate them into as many languages as possible.

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