VICE 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: VICE Digital, 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.
The Managing Editor, Transcreation is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the Transcreation Hub. Together with the Transcreation Director, you select international and English language VICE articles for translation, both from DOMO/Google Analytics and from speaking to editors. You determine the priority of translations (between time-sensitive ones, high-priority and low-priority) and schedule them. You liaise with the Language Operations Manager to make sure the articles are translated in a timely manner. When the English translation of an article comes in, you edit, fact-check, proofread and ensure the content is geared towards an international audience.
The Managing Editor assists the Transcreation Director in ensuring that all translated content adheres to VICE's journalistic standards, and helps translators in handling sensitive stories. You will coordinate translation of bigger global editorial projects and help think creatively about international and localisable formats, and seek opportunities to collaborate with the multiplatform and video teams. You're also responsible for internal communication with local editors.
The Managing Editor also covers a myriad of administration tasks, including, but not limited to, processing invoices and contract paperwork, managing the budget and updating the content calendar.
Helping to select articles that go through the Transcreation Hub
Overseeing the scheduling of articles for translation
Editing and signing off multiple articles in a timely fashion on a daily basis.
Managing the Hub's Junior Copy Editor
Coordinating translation for bigger global editorial themed projects
Overseeing the Transcreation Hub's budget
Liaising with international offices on a daily basis to ensure the quality of the translated content remains intact across territories
Working with Marketing/Stories to push international content across channels
Liaising with US Managing Editor
Outstanding writing and copy editing skills
English as a first language
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
A strong understanding of the VICE brand and its tone of voice and style
Good communication skills, comfortable dealing with all levels of staff