Interpreter Project Coordinator/Madrid
This position serves as the regular contact person between our clients (internal and external) and our global network of linguists.
The Interpreter Project Coordinator is responsible for communicating specific detailed instructions to linguists, and managing workflows and processes. It is accountable for the final quality assurance of translation and real-time, accurate recording of activities.
Review the jobs assigned and assess needs for additional information, e.g. compilation of glossaries, previously translated similar documents, list of acronyms, technical terminology, and translation memories.
Manage translation teams and linguistic assets to ensure compliance with companys productions workflows and that quality and turn-arounds standards are met.
Select and assign translation teams, negotiate rates and deadlines and coordinate production with translators, proofreaders, in-country clients reviewers, typesetters and Customer Service Reps.
Keep salesperson/Customer Service Rep up to date at all times.
Keep project admin up-to-date at all times and maintain accurate records of all costs.
Check projects costs for accuracy and match to purchase order.
Exercise sound judgment in keeping supervisor informed of potential difficulties.
Inform supervisor of all issues affecting cost, quality and turn-around.
Check accuracy of translation prior to sending it to client or to typesetting if needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY ATTRIBUTES:
-College degree (BA, BS) and degree in Translation and/or interpretation or equivalent experience
-Fluent in English and Spanish, ideally two additional languages to mother tongue standard
-Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, html, xml).
-Familiarity with desktop publishing software (Indesign, QuarkXPress, Framemaker).
-Linguistic skills to include ability to create glossaries, assess quality and completeness of translations
-Advanced translation memory experience including TRADOS, Multiterm IX, Context, glossary and file
-Minimum 2-year previous interpreting project coordination experience in translation services.
-Ability to prioritize while handling multiple projects simultaneously in a hectic, time-sensitive environment
-Ability to communicate accurately detailed instructions to multilingual vendors.
-Detail and service oriented.
-Clear sense of accountability.
Flexible team player
Superior Interpersonal skills
Can mix and relate well to all levels
Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and unsupervised
Flexibility to work overtime required
Focused on goals and the overall team and company objectives
Self-motivated and proactive
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