Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Media, Art & Design
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      November 12,2021
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    • VISA
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    Translator (ENG - NL)

    About VMG

    The VICE Media Group (VMG) is an international media company that captures people at the heart of all our stories. We focus on the ideas, issues, and context that other outlets miss. Launched in 1994, VICE operates in 35 cities across the globe, making 1,500 pieces of content every day. The company has five lines of business: Digital (VICE, Refinery29 and i-D), an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICELAND, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 26 offices around the world.

    VMG x Vision and Values

    We are here to create a place for people and their ideas. VICE was started by people who wanted to make things they cared about, and who took on the world with curiosity, radical thinking, and an audacious spirit. We are still that company. That is why our values are:

    • Bring Who You Really Are

    • Grow While You're Here

    • Do Work That Means Something To You

    Role x You

    VICE is looking for a fast, reliable and meticulous Dutch Transcreator to join an international translation/transcreation team. Our Transcreation Hub team has a central editorial function to translate texts from English into local languages. As part of this localisation process, you’ll be responsible for delivering flawless translations/transcreations across a variety of different content formats: articles, video subtitles, metadata, transcripts and more.

    We’re looking for someone that that is able to convey the creative spark and humour of the source text in the target language, while also knowing when to stay as close to the original as possible. You’ll be able to use your knowledge of the source language and its culture to localise the text in a way that feels natural. You have a deep understanding of the VICE brand and are very familiar with its tone of voice and style.

    Candidates with the ability to transcreate in both directions (EN>NL, NL>EN) will have a preference in the selection process.

    This role reports to the Transcreation Operations Manager.


    • Deliver flawless translations/transcretions into Dutch across a variety of different content formats: articles, video subtitles, metadata, transcripts and more.

    • Work against daily translation/transcreation targets and deadlines to ensure regularity of output.

    • Adhere to and ensure consistency in the tone and style across texts.

    • Use your knowledge of the source language to localise the text in a natural way.

    • Work with the Transcreation Operations Manager to ensure the timely delivery of translated texts.

    • Liaise with local language Editorial leads on tone of voice and style.


    You have these:

    • Fluent Dutch speaker and writer

    • +2 years experience in translating creative texts

    • A deep understanding of English syntax and grammar quirks

    • Excellent time management and organisational skills

    • Ability to prioritise work under pressure and work to deadlines.

    • A strong understanding of the VICE brand and its tone of voice and style.

    • Knowledge of additional languages are a bonus.

    Working at VMG

    VMG prioritises the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures; so we don't just 'tolerate' differences, we celebrate them and see them as essential to our staff, culture and business.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, and embrace diversity in our culture. We strive to create a happy and healthy workplace for our team

    Due to the nature of the programs we create, International travel may be required from time to time including some travel over weekends - time in lieu is always provided.

    We expect all employees to be an ambassador for the business at all times representing the VICE Media brand with respect to the way we conduct business, the standard of work we deliver, and the culture we adopt.

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