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Localization Specialist - English/Spanish/Italian



Germany · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

At Bitly, we believe in the power of the link or scan - to start a conversation, build a relationship or grow a business. Our mission is to turn every interaction into a catalyst for connections. It’s what motivates us to help people share, promote and engage everywhere on the Internet. We do this by being relentlessly product-focused, fostering the free-flowing exchange of ideas, and inspiring people around the world to dream up new ways of using Bitly.

The Role

As a Localization Specialist at Bitly you will be working closely with content, creative, marketing, product, and engineering teams to translate, adapt, optimize, and create a variety of content and copy types across various channels to help promote the Bitly brands and make our products more accessible to audiences all over the world. Depending on the language combination this can be a full-time or part-time role.

What You’ll Do

  • Translate and localize website content, product copy, landing pages, help center articles, ad campaigns and other digital assets from English into Spanish and/or Italian (and preferably also into Portuguese).
  • Ensure translations are culturally relevant, linguistically accurate, and adhere to local SEO best practices.
  • Proofread and edit localized content to ensure grammatical correctness, stylistic consistency, and adherence to language-specific conventions.
  • Post-edit machine translated content and leverage AI translation features.
  • Collaborate with content, creative, marketing, product, and engineering teams to gather information for localization or content creation.
  • Work with content and translation management systems for publishing and organizing localized content.

Who You Are

  • 5+ years of experience as a freelance or in-house translator.
  • Proficiency in CAT tools like Phrase, SDL Trados Studio, or Crowdin.
  • Understanding of localization principles and strategies.
  • Familiarity with basic SEO principles to optimize content for search engines.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams .
  • Very good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple deliverables.
  • Ideally experience with SEO tools like SEMrush, Google Search Console or Google Analytics.
  • Basic knowledge of content management systems (CMS).

EU Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Salary + Stock Options
  • 30 days paid vacation and 2 annual recharge weeks
  • Flexible working hours and remote working model
  • High standard equipment (laptop. monitors, keyboards ..)
  • Full support for remote work, including a home office stipend
  • Cell phone and WiFi allowance
  • Budget for professional development opportunities, including courses and conference attendance
  • Fitness Membership at Urban Sports Club
  • Regular onsite & offsite team events
  • Company sponsored volunteering opportunities
  • Meaningful opportunity for community building through our Employee Resource Groups
  • Access to care for everything from mental health, reproductive health, family planning, pediatrics with Maven
  • Access to mental health support and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with confidential counseling services through Lyra

Eligibility & Closing

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in Germany on a full-time basis and located in Germany.

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The salary range for this role takes into account a wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, tenure in role, experience and training, licensure and certifications as well as other business and organizational needs.

Pay Range
€35.809€53.713 EUR

At Bitly, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Realistic expectations for a first-year employee's salary will likely fall closer to the mid-point of the provided range.

Our Values

  • Be a Catalyst. As an innovative technology company, we build our products to be a catalyst for connection and encourage our team to be catalysts for meaningful impact both at work and in the world
  • Take Ownership. In our highly collaborative culture, Individual accountability is critical. We depend on each other to solve our customers' most challenging problems and celebrate the wins together
  • Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Our product connects people of all backgrounds and abilities. And our company is built on the belief that our differences make us better and that everyone deserves the opportunity in which to thrive
  • Show Integrity. We don’t cut corners. We don’t look for the easy way out. We approach every day with a shared mindset - let’s do the right thing, even if it’s the harder thing
  • Have Fun. Whether your time is here is as short as a Bitly link or as long as the links your grandma sends you, we want your experience at Bitly to be fun and memorable. We hope the connections you make here last a lifetime
In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on “protected categories,” Bitly also strives to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Bitly.