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Turkish-Speaking Translator/Editor

Remuneration:R6500 - R10000 per month negotiable 
Location:Cape Town, Airport City
Job level:Junior/Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Company:Content Lab

Job description

We are looking for Turkish to English translators, with a flair for creative writing and a passion for TV serials. 

Essentially, we are looking to localize existing Turkish TV Serials into Afrikaans. But first, we need to translate the Turkish Episodic scripts into English either ideally a) on our production software which is MAC-based or b)in word document format.

The contract offers 301 Episodes of a well known Turkish telenovela, between four to five translators who need to start immediately as min of 10 translated Eps per week needs to be delivered. 

Candidates should indicate which of the following categories they fall into:

a) do not own a MAC laptop/computer, but am available to come into office to work on this project. 
b) do not own a MAC laptop/computer but have a PC, and are available to work from home on this project.  
c) DO own a MAC laptop/computer, and am available to work from home and/or in office on this project.

Candidates NEED to be available to work from August to March 2020, part-time/ or full - time. Please indicate which. 

Preferred candidates 
  • Aspiring screenwriters
  • Turkish language teachers
  • Multilingual individuals
Education level 

While the position does not require a formal degree any qualification/experience in, screenwriting, or writing would be advantageous.

Testing process 

All candidates will be required to complete an exercise to demonstrate creative ability and command of the language. You will be provided with a portion script and asked to translate as you see fit.

This process is a prerequisite for consideration.

Company DescriptionContent Lab is a production facility specializing in language localization of multimedia content. Our goal is to be a world-class service provider and content creator. Our facility boasts multiple professional recording studios and editing suites. We are a young dynamic team with a strong company culture, and a visionary leader. Our motto is “Know your purpose, reach your potential, lead the way.

Remuneration: Between R6 500 and R10 000 monthly depending on the amount of scripts that can be delivered weekly.

Company Description

Content Lab is a localization facility offering language, audio and access services to help clients achieve their content strategies.


  • Excellent command of the Turkish and English Languages with high-level comprehension and grammar skills.
  • High level of creative writing skills.
  • Understanding of storytelling through the medium of film.
  • Passion for film and TV content. Avid watcher and consumer of television.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Calm, relaxed and focused demeanour.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and changing deadlines.
  • Microsoft Office Suite knowledge and competency.

Posted on 13 Aug 15:15


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