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German-English translator, ideally with subtitling experience, for nightly news segments


German-English translator, ideally with subtitling experience, for nightly news segments
Employment type
Samson & Fritaud Text is looking to put together a group of absolutely reliable German-English freelance translators around the world to work on an on-going German news project starting in June. The project will likely run for at least two months and potentially for up to an entire year. The segments will be paid according to minute length at a rate of €10.00 per minute.

Your main responsibilities will include

• Translating German-language nightly news segments of 20 to 30 minutes each in an online subtitling platform, spelling convention US English. Depending on the size of the team, individual segments may be split into smaller increments.
• Correcting and editing machine-generated timed text translations for accurate depiction in US English. The priority is speed and accuracy over style and perfection.
• Doing overnight work: Jobs will be issued and made available at approx. 10 PM (GMT +1 hour) and 12 AM (GMT +1 hour).
• Completing translations within 6 or 8 hours of receipt, depending on the segment. Deadline: 6 AM (GMT +1 hour)
• Being committed to translation of at least two such segments a week, with a regularly scheduled time slot
• Performing internet research on news items to verify accuracy of translation, providing sources as necessary

You should have

• Fluent German and native-level English
• Translation and text editing experience
• Experience working with subtitling software is desirable, but not essential (training can be provided)
• Confidence writing on current events and using specialist terminology
• An eye for detail
• A nuanced understanding of English (US) spelling and grammar
• Good communication and collaboration skills
• The ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines (being utterly reliable is a must)
• Secure command of the Microsoft Office package
• A stable and reliable internet connection

To apply, please send a current CV to Blondah Fritaud at with the subject line “News Subtitling Application.” We look forward to hearing from you!

About us:
Based in Berlin, Germany, we are an established, dynamic, and quickly growing company with prestige projects into most major European and global languages. Our core work is in film and involves subtitles for television and cinema, subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, dubbing books, audio description, and script treatments. Our text-based translation clients come from industries such as design, hotel, tech, and magazine publishing. Our office is centrally located in the city.
Published till
Jun 27, 2022

Contact Data

Kolonnenstraße 29
10829 Berlin
Contact Person
Blondah Fritaud


Job field
Media & Literature
Online & IT
TV & Movie
Journalism, News, Subtitles, Translation
Film & Broadcast
Literature & Publishing