Spanish Language Manager

    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Mexico City, Mexico
    + 1 more

Duolingo is the world’s most popular language learning platform, with over 300 million users worldwide. We are available in 22 languages, the majority of Duolingo learners speak a native language other than English, and we are rapidly growing our international learner base. 

Come help us create the best possible user experience for Spanish learners through high-quality copy localization. We are looking for an experienced Language Manager to own copywriting for Duolingo in Spanish. This role will be responsible for creating on-brand Spanish copy and enforcing quality and excellence in localization. 

This is a full-time role, based in Pittsburgh, or Mexico City. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Champion and enforce excellence in Duolingo Spanish copywriting and localization
  • Develop and maintain style guides, glossaries, tone, and voice of Duolingo in Spanish, in collaboration with relevant product and marketing stakeholders
  • Provide copywriting transcreation and proofreading in Spanish for product experiments and high-impact marketing initiatives, including social media content
  • Proofread Spanish localization to ensure they are accurate, clear, culturally appropriate, and reflect Duolingo’s style and voice
  • Help hire, onboard, and provide training and feedback to Spanish translators 
  • Identify gaps or inefficiencies in localization tools and processes, and suggest improvements
  • Ensure localization mistakes or inconsistencies are fixed as quickly as possible
  • Be an advocate for Spanish-speaking Duolingo learners! Proactively identify issues and opportunities to improve the Spanish Duolingo experience

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Native fluency in Latin American Spanish and full professional fluency in English
  • Experience as a Language Manager (or equivalent) for a global consumer technology company
  • 5+ years of experience in translating, copywriting, and/or editing for a Latin American Spanish audience
  • Significant experience in localization of consumer online and mobile products, specifically taking ownership over language quality 
  • Significant experience with creative and marketing content creation 
  • A portfolio of past work to demonstrate your expertise as a translator/transcreator and/or as a Language Manager
  • Strong business acumen, with proven experience working effectively with cross-functional stakeholders (e.g. engineers, product and marketing teams)
  • Strong interest in Duolingo and our mission
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, data-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to travel to Duolingo's Pittsburgh, PA headquarters every quarter

EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

  • Experience in web/mobile localization workflows and tools 
  • Culturally clued-in and immersed in trends: you understand what Spanish-speaking consumers care about now
  • Experience working as part of a remote team, building strong HQ relationships and advocating effectively for local market needs
  • Experience with A/B tests and product experiments
  • Highly familiar with mobile gaming, with a deep understanding of game mechanics and/or the gamer community


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