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Translator, English to German

Berlin, Germany

Job Description

Wayfair’s Berlin office is looking for a talented Translation QA Associate for our EU Merchandising team to help localize storefront, product catalogue and other interfaces for our UK market! We are the largest online retailer of home furnishings and housewares in the United States and we’re ready to replicate the success to the European market.

This is a great opportunity to directly impact the development of our German business and to make sure that our customers have the best shopping experience possible. Are you a professional translator, proofreader or copywriter and ready to join one of Berlin’s hottest international companies? If the answer is yes, then we would very much like to hear from you.


As a Translation QA Analyst, you will:

  • Support our Merchandising Operations team in our mission to become the best online place to shop for the home
  • Develop a deep comprehension of how site merchandising operations works cross-functionally in a large multicultural company
  • Execute on data-driven projects to improve product data quality and help customers make purchasing decisions
  • Ensure to have beautiful content and the best-in-class experience for our German customers
  • Learn how to manage projects on your own


Your Responsibilities:

  • Review and edit German product translations into English (UK)
  • Perform quality assurance processes on our product catalogue
  • Translate high priority projects with various translation tools (e.g. Smartling)
  • Coordinate, onboard, train and support freelance translators
  • Contribute to the development of tools and processes to make our team more efficient and effective


Your Profile:

  • C2 level of German and English (UK). Additional European languages are a plus!
  • 2+ years of experience in translation, copywriting and proofreading (Smartling or other CAT tools knowledge a plus)
  • Educational background in translation/English or German studies
  • A keen eye for detail without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Outstanding organization skills
  • Team player
  • Demonstrate interest in online media and e-commerce
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (business writing, conversational writing)
  • Excel and SQL fluency a plus

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.

Requisition ID: 24148