Overview

Swing Left is the premier nationwide resistance group able to coordinate directly with progressive campaigns and ensure that volunteers are successfully integrated in the lead up to the 2020 elections. Swing Left is seeking a volunteer Spanish Language Translator who translate website copy and other content from English to Spanish. This is a remote position and you can set your own working hours.

This position reports to the Head of Product.

About Swing Left

Swing Left is a national grassroots organization that took back the House in 2018 by building a national campaign for Democratic candidates in 84 Swing Districts in three big ways: recruiting and training an army of volunteers, raising funds from grassroots donors, and building cultural momentum for the midterms. For 2020, we’ll be bringing our “campaigns-in-waiting” model to swing Senate seats, defend the House, win the state-level races needed to ensure fair maps for 2021 redistricting—and, of course, the Presidency.

In 2018 we took back the House. Join us, and help transform our government in 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Read given material and research industry-specific terminology
  • Convert text from English to Spanish
  • Ensure translated content conveys original meaning and tone
  • Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy
  • Follow up with internal team members and clients to ensure translation meets their needs
  • Edit content with an eye toward maintaining its original format (e.g. font and structure)
  • Review translations with our Head of Product via video chat

Requirements

  • Fluency or near fluency in English and Spanish
  • General knowledge of political terms in both English and Spanish
  • Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar, spelling and punctuation errors
  • Tech-savvy; you’ll be translating the majority of content in our own online translation tool
  • Previous work experience as a Translator, Interpreter or similar role a plus

We believe that the GOP's bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and members of other marginalized communities.