Manager, Spanish Translator, Language Center, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 30 Mar, 2024
Full time Administration Leadership & Management

Job Description

Sitting within the People, Technology & Operations Division, the Language Centre aims to deliver the most engaging, innovative and accessible World Cup experience for all athletes, fans, partners and the community. 

Reporting organizationally to the Team Leader of the Spanish Unit, the Manager, Spanish Translator will provide linguistic support for the FIFA World Cup 26 that will, for the first time ever, include 48 teams and 1,200+ players across three countries and 16 venues. The Manager, Spanish Translator will be responsible for translation, editing, proofreading, transcription and subtitling requests into Standard and Mexican Spanish. Further, this role will involve overseeing the work of freelancers.

THE POSITION

The main responsibilities of the Manager, Spanish Translator for the FIFA World Cup 26 include:  
  • Handling all assigned requests and delivering by the set deadline (translation, editing, proofreading, transcription, voice-over and subtitling requests into Standard and Mexican Spanish);
  • Clarifying all content-related and linguistic questions with the reviser (if assigned) or the requester and, if relevant, keeping the Project Management & Technology Unit and Team Lead informed;
  • Answering linguistic questions from FIFA and FWC 26 team members;
  • Reporting any issues to the Team Lead, in particular regarding meeting deadlines, in a timely manner;
  • Conducting terminology work;
  • Responding to the requests from the Team Leader and Head of Department; and
  • Following the processes established by the Project Management & Technology Unit.

YOUR PROFILE

  • High-level language qualification as a translator (BA in translation or an equivalent modern languages university degree) 
  • Three years’ experience as a translator or in the translation industry
  • Spanish mother tongue, proficiency in Standard and Mexican Spanish
  • Fluent in English 
  • Proficiency in any other language an asset, especially French or German
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools
  • Proficient in the use of SDL Trados or similar CAT-tools
  • Good knowledge of SDL Multiterm/XTM an advantage

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.