Translation initiative – The Middlebury Campus – Middlebury Campus

The Campus is excited to launch a new translation initiative with the aim of making its articles and content accessible to a broader community of readers whose preferred language is not English. Tapping into Middlebury’s robust language programs, the initiative involves translating important articles and op-eds into other languages on a weekly basis. 

The Campus is looking to hire a Senior Translation Editor who will work closely with the leadership team to develop a translation framework, weekly workflows and translation team. 

Initially, the Senior Translation Editor will be responsible for the following tasks: 

  • Recruiting a team of translators in a variety of different languages, who will be responsible for translating at least one Middlebury Campus article per week
  • Liaising with Middlebury language departments, study abroad coordinators and first-year students to market the position and gauge interest
  • Researching what processes and frameworks to implement to ensure that articles are translated in an accurate, grammatically correct and ethical way
  • Coordinating with the Middlebury Campus leadership to create a plan for the translations team in future semesters

The newly hired Translation Editor(s) should have fluency in at least one foreign language. Experience overseeing teams or projects is preferred but not required. Interested candidates should submit a brief statement (200-300 words) to Editor in Chief Bochu Ding ([email protected]) detailing the candidate’s interest in this position, relevant experience and how they would approach this project.