UPDATE: Found- the world’s first emoji translator
Although we have found our first emoji translator, we still welcome applications to become part of our team.
Today Translations is a dynamic language firm, based in the City of London, looking for the right person to help us meet the translation challenges posed by the world’s fastest-growing language.
The successful candidate will join our global network of over 3,000 linguists, with expertise in over 200 languages – as its first dedicated expert in this rapidly evolving form of international communication.
As the UK’s top translation firm, we stay constantly abreast of the latest language trends, in the service of ever-changing client needs – but feel that the accelerating pace of change in this burgeoning area now demands a specialist focus.
Emoji translation is itself an emerging field – but one dominated to date by software, which is often insensitive to the many cultural differences in usage and interpretation. We are therefore seeking an exceptional individual to provide the human touch needed where translation software is inadequate – and to help us become the go-to translation experts in this area.
In the absence of any native speakers, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a passion for emojis, combined with cutting-edge knowledge and awareness of areas of confusion and cultural/international differences. A practical test of emoji knowledge/skills may be given.
Responsibilities likely to include:
Client, stakeholder and internal emoji translation
Monthly reporting on emoji trends, developments, usage and areas of confusion and cultural differences
Cross-cultural research on differences in emoji usage/interpretation
Ad hoc consultancy and advice, as needed
The following skills and qualifications are desirable but not essential:
Bachelors Degree in Translation or 3+ years’ experience of the language industry
Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, with Linguistics, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology or Communication preferred
Excellent communication, relationship-building and organisational skills
Commitment to delivering excellence
Self-managing with an ability to prioritise a fast-paced workload
Innovative, flexible with ability to work well with others
Emoji Translation Test: Selected candidates will be invited to take the following application test: Click here to start.
Emoji language history