Language Associate (Taiwan)

Preferably based in Taiwan Part-time Allows remote

Language Associates bring Avaaz to millions of new people each week by localising and rewriting Avaaz emails from English into key languages. The role requires very strong written communication skills that allow you to capture the heart of Avaaz communication and making it powerful in a new language. We like to think of Language Associates as writers, not mere translators -- your job is to make the Avaaz spirit come alive in the language of your community.

 This is an exciting position at the heart of one of the most innovative and promising public organizations in the world today. It offers a unique opportunity to support large-scale social change efforts. This job will suit someone with a flexible schedule who is able to work on tight deadlines. It will require roughly 15-20 hours per week, and report to an Avaaz Campaigner.

Responsibilities

  • Take English Avaaz campaigns and turn them into sharp and compelling language campaigns -- translating/interpreting all relevant materials for the Avaaz website and emails. This is estimated between 1000-2000 words a week.
  • Spotting campaign opportunities that matter to members in Standard Mandarin (mainly based in Taiwan and Hong Kong).
  • Reviewing and supporting community petitions started on the Avaaz community petitions site in the language you are responsible for.
  • Finding supporting sources for campaigns in your language.
  • Working with campaigners to coordinate a team of volunteers in your language.
  • Ensuring the Avaaz website reads excellently in Traditional Chinese, that there are no grammatical errors etc.
  • Managing correspondence with Avaaz members in Chinese. 

Qualifications

  • Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.
  • Excellent written (CT) and oral communication skills.
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment and social change.
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.
  • Creativity for campaign tactics and strategies.
  • Tech savvy.

Fluency in spoken and written English is required, along with native-level Standard Mandarin CT.

Location

Avaaz is a virtual organization, with most of our work done over email, telephone, and Skype. Our staff are based in cities all over the world and meet at team retreats twice per year. Avaaz covers office costs, either to establish a home office or to rent one, and we support staff to house themselves in local similar organizations when preferred. 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary varies with location and experience, but is highly competitive with leading nongovernmental organizations. Benefits also range with location but include 5 weeks paid vacation per year.