Jun 04, 2021

Project Manager—Remote

  • Eriksen Translations Inc.
  • Remote
Full time Project Management

Job Description

Company Description

For 35 years, Eriksen Translations has been a leading provider of multilingual services in more than 100 languages. In addition to translation, Eriksen offers web and multimedia localization, typesetting, interpreting, and transcreation. Located in downtown Brooklyn, Eriksen partners with New York City and State agencies along with major companies in finance and insurance, health care and education, nonprofits and NGOs, as well as museums and cultural institutions worldwide.

At Eriksen, we celebrate each person’s unique talents and backgrounds while working towards a shared purpose. We are passionate about the power of communication and its ability to foster community and belonging across different languages and cultures. Our success results from our collaborative spirit, combined expertise, and willingness to go the extra mile.

Job Description

Eriksen Translations seeks a Project Manager to join our team remotely. In this role, you will be responsible for the planning and execution of translation projects for New York City and State agencies that provide assistance to vulnerable New Yorkers. On a daily basis, you will play a critical role in helping to make public resources and information accessible to New Yorkers with limited English proficiency.

To succeed in this position, you must be a team player with a strict eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple projects in many languages at a time. With a passion for language and communication, you embrace cultural and multilingual diversity in the workplace and in the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Production, plan, schedule and manage multiple projects in many languages, ensuring same or next-day delivery.

  • Besides translation, projects to be managed include typesetting and accessibility components.

  • Meet with the production team for kick-off meetings and progress reports.

  • Assemble and supervise project teams, including linguists, typesetters, technical support, and QA specialists.

  • Communicate regularly with the vendor manager and assist with vendor communications and negotiations. Cultivate strong relationships with vendors. Manage costs and issue purchase orders.

  • Oversee TMs in memoQ.

  • Follow all established quality assurance procedures.

  • Communicate professionally with clients on production-related issues when necessary.

Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in translation project management

  • College degree in linguistics, communication, business, technology, or related field.

  • Experience with memoQ required; experience with XTRF a plus.

  • Excellent English oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Customer service focused.

  • Flexible, goal-oriented team player who is also able to work independently.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.

  • Knowledge of one or more languages, in addition to English, preferred. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There are many benefits to a career at Eriksen Translations as you work in a multilingual and multicultural environment. Eriksen's benefits include health insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401(k) plan, tuition and gym membership reimbursement, and generous time off. In addition to a competitive salary and excellent benefits, you will enjoy a team-oriented environment.  Please visit www.eriksen.com for more information.

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