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Mintel English to Mandarin In-house Translator in London, United Kingdom

English to Mandarin In-house Translator

  • Location London, United Kingdom

  • Date Posted 1st April 2019

  • Category Research and Data Science

  • Job Type Full-time


English to Chinese In-house Translator

Mintel is looking for a translator to join its Digital Publishing team. The ideal candidate should be expert with professional business written Chinese and be able to work under pressure.

As an international leader in providing consumer market research, Mintel produces over 100 reports on the China market each year, published both in Simplified Chinese and in English. The role is based in London to assist the Research and Digital Publishing department in translating documents and to ensure the Mandarin report is to a high standard.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Translate Mintel reports from English to simplified Chinese, ensuring that translations retain the content, meaning, feeling of the original material, and to a high-quality business report standard. This may involve using specialist glossaries, reference documents and Internet to find the closest equivalents

  • Provide accurate translations for special projects

  • Proofread, edit, revise and finalise translated reports including visual charts

  • Communicate efficiently with teams both in China and UK, liaison with analysts to discuss any unclear points

  • Collaborate with other translators and localisation specialists to maintain and update the glossaries and translation memory

  • Work as part of the team to ensure all departmental deadlines are met Qualifications required: Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Translation or relevant subjects Experience:

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in translation in English-Chinese Language:

  • Mandarin and near native proficiency in English, with the ability to write in Simplified Chinese and English fluently and idiomatically Abilities and skills:

  • Unfailing ability to precisely translate written documents with maximal fluency and professional demeanour, free of errors, literal translations and cumbersome expressions that are directly transferred, so the Mandarin reports are readily comprehensible to all readers

  • Heightened attention to details

  • A good command of CAT tools, in particular Trados

  • Ability to produce high-quality visual charts that can be easily read

  • Proficiency in MS Office

  • Ability to work under pressure effectively and be able to meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to analyse the macrostructure of the report and its overall coherence; reading critically and ask questions

  • Information gathering and research skills

  • Eagerness to acquire new knowledge; be able to learn and constantly adapt to new publishing formats and styles

  • Well-grounded understanding of or interests in consumer markets would be an added advantage

Who we are

Mintel began four decades ago, providing food and drink research in the UK. Now the brand spans all corners of the globe. Mintel's leading analysts are world-renowned experts in diverse areas such as leisure, consumer goods, beauty, retail, financial services, sales promotion and social trends.

Life at Mintel

Our over 800 employees have over 51 different nationalities and speak over 37 languages. Mintel is all about people. We are committed to finding, training and growing the world's most talented employees. From your very first day with Mintel, we will ensure that you benefit from continuous performance measurement, training and development. Besides that, you will enjoy several other benefits including:

  • 25 days of annual leave, excluding bank holidays

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Life assurance

  • Discounted dental insurance

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Free breakfast

  • Interest free bike loan

  • Interest free travel loan

  • Childcare Vouchers

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