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Location: CAN - ON - National Office
Empl./Engagement Status: Temporary Full Time
Empl./Engagement Duration: 12 months
Closing Date: Posted until filled

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Title: Translator

Department: Translation Services

Location: Canada, Flexible


The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking a Translator.

Reporting directly to the Manager, Translation Services, at National Office, the incumbent provides translation services to the Canadian Red Cross Society. Responsibilities include: translating a variety of material from English to French and vice versa in a timely manner and in accordance to high quality standards as well as assisting in maintaining and expanding the in-house terminology.




Translation Services

  • Translates as required various sources from English to French and vice versa at an average of 1,500 words per day.

  • Translates, mainly from English to French, in a timely manner, a variety of material including web content, internal and external communications, presentations, training manuals, etc.

  • Produces high quality translations in accordance with style standards and terminology in use at the Canadian Red Cross.

  • Completes assigned projects in a timely manner, according to the priorities, deadlines and production schedule established by the Manager of Translation Services.

  • Report progress and status of work to Translation Services Manager


     Contribute to overall quality and efficiency of the Translation Services team

  • Researches terminology related to assigned projects and supports the creation of internal glossaries and terminology databases, based on reputable sources.

  • Delivers product on time and in accordance with quality criteria.

  • Provides timely updates to the Translation Manager as required.

  • Act as the Translation Services on-call point-of contact on a rotational basis during weekends.

  • Occasional requirement to work additional hours during emergency appeals.

  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Completion of post-secondary education or diploma in Translation or in a related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in translation from English to French.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in French and English.

  • Excellent knowledge and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office software as well as translation memory software (e. g. LogiTerm).

  • Excellent customer service and attention to detail.

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.

  • Must be flexible and motivated, with a proven ability to multi-task and adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment.



     This position requires a high degree of concentration on tasks

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