Spanish translator (contract)

Montreal, Canada (open to remote candidates)

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👉 View this posting in Spanish 👈

For the last decade, Transit has been proudly bilingual: we translate practically everything from English to French (and vice versa) — you’d expect nothing less from a Montreal company. But why stop at bi-lingual? As Transit’s Spanish language guardian, you’ll make sure that our Spanish-speaking users enjoy the app in their tongue, too.

For years we’ve relied on app localization services and the input of our Spanish-speaking employees to make it work, but the time has come: we need our Borges. Someone who can crack jokes, riff on cultural references, someone whose pen spills Rioja. Maybe you’re a Spanish-speaking college student, or a veteran translator who can effortlessly range between dialects, sprinkling americanisms™ into your copy with reckless glee, the Royal Spanish Academy be damned.

You’ll take over translation responsibilities from our (non-professional translator) Spanish-speaking teammates to help Transit riders get around their cities without needing a car: from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, Washington Heights to Washington, D.C., Mexico City to Maywood, and beyond. You’ll keep our app copy refreshingly up-to-date, and translate materials into the language of Cervantes and Selena and Kahlo.

📝 Responsibilities

✅ Requirements

💯 Would be nice if…

We’d prefer to hire someone based in Montreal, even if you’ll be doing most of this job on your own time. However, we’re open to the right candidate anywhere in the world, whether it’s in the US, Latin America, or Spain. There will be some real-time correspondence, and this will occur during EST(ish) business hours.

Don’t feel like all the requirements apply to you but you still think you’d be a great fit for Transit? Don’t hesitate to apply!

💰 Compensation and benefits

$25+ CAD per hour, depending on experience

📬 How to apply

Send an email to [email protected] with your resume, a Spanish writing sample (like a blog post, or Instagram caption, or some other piece of Spanish-language writing you’re proud of) along with a paragraph or two explaining why you want to work at Transit and a translation of the following:

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