Translation Manager, Publishing

This is not just a job opportunity, this is an opportunity to transform lives!

Summary

As a Translation Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the translation process within Publishing. You will manage a team of contracted translators, ensure the quality and accuracy of translated materials, coordinate translation projects, and implement best practices to streamline processes. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong project management abilities, and a keen eye for detail.

Bible League International serves the under-resourced Church with Bibles and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s Word! Our team is excited about God’s calling on our ministry and serves Him in His mission for the world, with commitment and joy. We hope you will consider His leading in using your God-given gifts and abilities to help fulfill the Great Commission in serving at Bible League International! For more information about Bible League International, visit https://www.bibleleague.org/. Also take a moment and view our careers video to learn more about our culture through our staff at Bible League.

Duties

  1. Team Management:
  • Lead and manage a team of translators, providing guidance, support, and feedback to ensure optimal performance.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and implement training programs to enhance team skills and productivity.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive work environment to promote team cohesion and morale.
  1. Translation Project Coordination:
  • Oversee the entire translation process, from receiving source materials to delivering final translated documents.
  • Assign translation tasks to team members based on expertise, workload, and project deadlines.
  • Collaborate with other departments to determine translation needs, priorities, and timelines.
  1. Quality Assurance:
  • Ensure the accuracy, consistency, and quality of translated materials by implementing rigorous quality assurance measures.
  • Develop and maintain translation glossaries, style guides, and terminology databases to facilitate consistency across projects.
  • Review translated documents for linguistic accuracy, cultural appropriateness, and adherence to brand guidelines.
  1. Vendor Management:
  • Manage relationships with external translation vendors, freelancers, and agencies.
  • Negotiate contracts, rates, and service agreements to optimize cost- effectiveness and quality.
  • Monitor vendor performance and address any issues or concerns in a timely manner.
  1. Process Improvement:
  • Identify opportunities to streamline and improve translation processes, workflows, and tools.
  • Implement best practices, standards, and tools to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and scalability.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, technologies, and developments to improve translation capabilities continuously.
  1. Perform other duties as requested.

Organizational Relationships

  • Responsible to:  Vice President of Publishing
  • Collaborates with: Director of Project Management, Publishing

Qualifications

  1. Must be a Christian, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Must also agree with our statement of faith and conduct his/herself in a Christ-like manner.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Translation, Linguistics, Communications, or a related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
  3. Proven experience in translation management, preferably in a corporate or agency setting.
  4. Proficiency in at least two languages, including fluency in English and another language.
  5. Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  6. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  7. Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality, accurate translations.
  8. Familiarity with translation management tools, and localization software.
  9. Experience with desktop publishing software and multimedia localization is a plus.
  10. Knowledge of industry standards, best practices, and quality assurance processes in translation and localization.

Standards of Performance

  1. Comply with established organizational rules and policies.
  2. Perform duties efficiently and responsibly.
  3. Utilize time for maximum effectiveness and productivity.
  4. Demonstrate a consistent attitude of cooperation and cultural sensitivity.
  5. Showing belief that this ministry belongs to God.
  6. Understanding the importance that the world needs a relationship with Jesus Christ, God’s Word, more than anything else.
  7. Displaying integrity as the foundation for all decisions and actions.
  8. Demonstrating accountability to God and people to steward wisely the resources God entrusts to us.
  9. Maintaining strong relationships with colleagues, ministry partners, and vendors as essential to the fulfillment of our ministry commitments.
  10. Showing respect and value for colleagues.
  11. Encouraging colleagues in their faith-walk and professional growth and development.
  12. Looking for ways to be innovative and adaptable for Bible League International’s ministry to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.

 

In day-to-day responsibilities, this position will carry out Bible League International’s core values which are:

  • Prayer – Our relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Calling – God’s call into His work.
  • Service – Serving God and others.
  • Unity – Working together in unity.
  • Integrity – In line with God’s Word in word and deed.
  • Vision – A Christ-centered hope and perspective.

Performance Evaluations

You will meet with your manager in alignment with our fiscal year to discuss accomplishments and priorities four times per fiscal year.

Bible League International offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including a generous 401k plan. As a part of our Statement of Faith BLI champions the training and professional development of our employees. We are also Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualifying public service employer. If you want to learn more about this exciting role or if you would like to apply, please visit our application site here.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion because we feel it enriches us as an organization and reflects God’s love. Bible League International is a nonprofit, non-denominational, faith-based organization. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act Section 702, the Bible League has the right to hire only candidates who agree with Bible League’s Statement of Faith and profess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.