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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2102891

On Call Spanish Translator

Hey, there! We’re currently looking for an On-Call Spanish Translator to support our Creative Studio. Being able to speak more than one language is a valuable skill. But being multilingual and having the know-how to translate creative work for new audiences is worth its weight in gold.

If you’re a pro who can transform English content into a Spanish adaption that retains all its original meaning while also reflecting cultural norms and best practices, we really want to hear from you.

Join our growing Creative Studio of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists who love what we do to help make the world a better place. We’re rapidly putting ICF Next on the map as the DC metro area’s premier creative shop, one armful of industry awards at a time.

If you’re interested, then let’s talk! Send us your resume and link to your portfolio, and we’ll get right back to you.

As an On-Call Spanish Translator, you will:

  • Support public and private sector clients in tackling issues such as smoking cessation, disease prevention, child welfare, energy efficiency, disaster preparedness, HIV/AIDS, and more.

  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in adapting English content into Spanish, ensuring that the translation reflects intended meaning, complies with plain language requirements, and is at the appropriate reading level for the audience.

  • Ensure that content is culturally sensitive and uses “universal” Spanish.

  • Translate/adapt a wide variety of materials, including social messaging, online content, fact sheets and guides, and marketing collateral, while also ensuring that illustrations, photos, and other graphic elements reflect cultural norms. 

  • Collaborate with Creative Studio members, including copy editors and graphic designers, as well as account teams to develop and deliver exceptional work. 

  • Ensure all work is consistent with established brand guidelines and strategy.

You will need:

  • Three or more years of professional experience in language adaptation and translation; government, advertising agency, or consultancy experience preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in Spanish, communications, or a related field. 

  • Exceptional translation/transcreation skills, ensuring cultural appropriateness and being mindful of reading level.

  • Fluency in Spanish grammar, syntax, and standard writing principles, ensuring that translations reflect intended meaning and correspond to target audiences in the United States.

  • Certification from the American Translators Association or similar certification preferred.

  • Experience conducting back translations (from Spanish to English) preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint. 

  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and prioritization skills, with the ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment, juggling multiple competing deadlines. 

Job Location(s): Remote

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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