German Marketing Translator

Berlin, Germany
Translation, Localization, Interpretation, QA Testing – Global Freelance & Agency Opportunities /
Freelance-Remote /
As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 400,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The role of the proficient-level German translator is to handle high-visibility marketing content related to the retail industry for our global client.


    • Produces world-class volume translation of US English copy into German across multiple communication platforms including web, video, and in-store for customers and the client store employees. Customer and employee-facing materials are by nature creative and journalist in style
    • Produces volume translation that is accurate and consistent with the brand guidelines. Is able to deliver consistent, high quality across a broad range of content areas including technology, consumer hardware/software, and consumer experiences
    • Maintains a consistent tone of voice, with the ability to localize a message that is relevant to the local market.
    • Leverages established localization workflow and translation tools
    • Works as a virtual team within a dedicated writing network consisting of multiple translators, Reviewers, and Retail Content Validators
    • Takes direction from the Lead Linguist on all matters related to the client's tone of voice, terminology, and glossaries
    • Embraces frequent/intensive communication with and direction from team members such as the Project Manager, Lead Linguist, and Retail Content Validators
    • Works collaboratively with a network of translators within an international, team setting
    • Attends monthly linguistic calls with Retail Content Validator to discuss current projects, escalations, and linguistic performance plans based on the LQM program
    • Actively familiarize themselves with client products and services using the client's site
    • Delivers projects and responds to emails/inquiries in a timely manner


    • Experienced in localization of consumer communications for global, high-end, luxury, and Retail brands.
    • At least 5 years of experience required as a translator specialized in translation of mass media or at a localization agency, advertising/PR agency, production company, corporate marketing communications department, publishing company, or in a similar corporate environment
    • Experience with CAT tools (browser & Desktop versions such as WorkBench, Trados, Transit, and Wordfast). WorldServer is preferred
    • Must be a proficient speaker of the target language and have lived in that country within the last 2 years
    • Experience with LQM programs, and familiarity with scorecard metrics to track translation accuracy, tone of voice, and terminology alignment
    • Is comfortable taking direction from Lead Linguists on development/performance initiatives
    • Has knowledge/experience in working with translation memories/tools, and leveraging style guides, glossaries, and DNT lists
    • Must have excellent written and spoken English to truly understand the meaning and translate it as if it were originally written in the target language.
    • Has a degree level qualification with English as a second language, in degree in Applied Linguistics or similar qualification such as TOEFL, Cambridge
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