Language Coordinator

TVT | Date Posted: 11-Jul-2018
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Language Coordinator

Job Title: Language Coordinator

Department: Language and Localisation

Reporting to: Head of Localisation / Project Coordinator

Position Based: Singapore

Job Nature: Contract

Position Level: Experienced

Job Category: Media Production

About TVT

TVT works with some of the world’s best-known entertainment brands such as BBC Worldwide, Discovery, A&E and Scripps International to bring their programming to the screen in multiple languages. We offer managed services such as versioning, compliance, translation & localisation and deliver programming all over the world. We take pride in delivering excellence.

Purpose of the role

We are seeking an experienced and proactive Language Coordinator to work with a fast-growing team of translators / subtitlers. Reporting to the Head of Localisation, the Coordinator will manage a team working on high volume contracts. They must be well organised, able to manage their time and priorities well, and communicate effectively with both team members and managers.

The Coordinator is the primary point of contact for multiple freelancers, and the ability to build strong relations and manage expectations in this highly demanding and fast paced industry is vital.

It will be the post holder’s responsibility to ensure that the client’s viewers never see badly translated programmes or poorly timed subtitles and have the best subtitle viewing experience possible.

Principal Duties

  • Coordinate translation, subtitling and QC of TV Shows / movie files

  • Assist Lead Coordinator with recruitment and management of in-house and freelance linguists

  • Onboard new recruits and send feedback to linguists

  • Ensure timely deliveries to clients

  • Facilitate project workflow and manage database

  • Work closely with global network of coordinators

  • Assisting project managers and team members with daily tasks

The post holder will have:

  • A passion for languages and translation quality and an interest in a wide range of TV shows and movies

  • Organisational, problem-solving, analytical and multitasking skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail

  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines while working under time pressure; manage own time

  • Ability to adapt to workflow/process changes; resourcefulness when troubleshooting or dealing with technical issues

  • The confidence to reach out for support when required and to take personal responsibility for their work; open to alternative ways of working and new software

Experience, knowledge & skills required


  • Competence with Mac, PC and MS Word, Excel and databases

  • Fluent in English and a Southeast Asian language. Traditional Chinese (Region: Taiwan) would be beneficial.

  • Professional translation experience

  • Minimum one year experience of language project coordination


  • Familiarity with subtitle quality control and audio-visual translation methods

  • Knowledge of subtitling software

  • Recruitment experience

Job Type: Full time – contract

Hours of work: Monday – Friday or Tuesday to Saturday

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, please send a cover letter and CV to:

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Company Overview
TVT works with some of the world’s best known entertainment brands including BBC Worldwide, Discovery, Arts & Entertainment Network, Scripps International and many others to help them get their programming on screen. We offer a range of managed services and software applications to help broadcasters, content owners and streaming service providers version, comply, localise, re-purpose and deliver their programming all over the world and we take pride in delivering excellence.