ProPublica is looking for a bilingual editor to manage the process of translating stories from our Electionland project from English into Spanish and to help get those articles republished in Spanish-language media. The ideal candidate would work with contract translators to produce Spanish versions of our stories so that they can be published at the same time as the English version (or as close to that as possible), review the translations to make sure they meet ProPublica standards and coordinate with other outlets to have our work republished. The editor would also be responsible for producing the Spanish version of our stories on the ProPublica website.
We’re looking for someone who…
Is fluent in written Spanish and English.
Has a proven track record of translating complex stories from English to Spanish and managing a team of translators.
These would be a plus:
Has solid journalism experience (Spanish-language media is preferred).
Experience working in a CMS, such as Craft or Wordpress.
Familiarity with or contacts in the world of Spanish-language media.
We don’t expect everyone to have all these skills. And we know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
ProPublica is dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of the ProPublica staff.) We’re committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
If all of this sounds exciting to you, apply using this form. The deadline for applications is Oct. 5.
The job will end on Nov. 6 — the Friday after Election Day. This is an independent contractor temporary position and does not include benefits. ProPublica is based in New York City, but we expect this position to be fully remote. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.