Chinese - English translation editors invited: Job 00046516
Source language(s): Chinese
Target language(s): English
Details of the project: Chinese-English Translation Editors
Central Compilation and Translation Bureau Beijing, China
Full-time and part-time
Job Description As a member of the Bureau’s team of translators, you will work on the official English translations of central government documents, including the premier’s annual report on the work of the government, state policy documents, and the works of Chinese leaders. Your main role will be to revise and polish translations to ensure accuracy and readability. You will contribute to the team through your strong understanding of the English language and your self-motivation to research and enhance the quality of translations. You Will Be A native English speaker with excellent written communication skills Below 60 years old (for the full-time position)
You Will Have A bachelor’s degree, preferably in China studies, international relations, or journalism High proficiency in Chinese (particularly reading) Previous experience in translation or editing (at least two years of work experience for the full-time position) A good knowledge of contemporary China
Salary and Benefits Part-time editors will be paid on the basis of performance. Full-time editors will be offered: Salary: 15,000-20,000 RMB per month Apartment: You will have the option of a heavily-subsidized and fully furnished apartment located in the heart of Beijing (Xidan). The apartment is a fifteen-minute walk from work, and is ideally located for access to shops, restaurants, cinemas, and public transport. Housing Allowance: Should you choose to find your own housing you will be given a housing allowance of 36,000 yuan per year on top of your salary. Insurance: The Bureau offers social insurance (basic health care and state pension) to all its employees. Paid Leave: Foreign employees under a one-year contract are entitled to 15 days of paid leave after their first six months.
For more information about the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau and its Center for Central Government Document Translation, please visit our website at www.cctb.net and www.cctb.net/zzjg/wxb/jj/.
Interested applicants should send their CV and a writing sample (around 5,000 words), or a personal statement (1,000-2,000 words) to Cheryl. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.