Senior Content Editor, Spanish
Slang
Mexico City or Bogota
hace 1 día

We’re looking for talented individuals interested in joining a new and growing global company. At Slang, you’ll be an early team member of a well-funded startup spun out from MIT.

We’re building a world-class team to revolutionize language learning with cutting-edge technology and beautiful design.What we’re working on at SlangSlang started at MIT as a research project on using AI and NLP to make learning a new language as efficient as possible.

Our technology powers a highly adaptive e-learning platform that offers an unprecedented variety of specialized English courses and proficiency tests for career development in over 80 fields like Sales, Finance, Logistics, Medicine, and Law.

We already have the largest professional English offering in the world.Learn more about our unique approach at slangapp.

com. What this role is aboutOur department is responsible for developing curricula and implementation materials that meet the needs of our four B2B segments : Corporations, Universities, ESL Schools, and Governments.

This role and its responsibilities cover two dimensions : educational content and marketing.With respect to educational content, your responsibilities are twofold : the first is to employ your excellent command of technical English to carefully research an accurate and learner-appropriate equivalent in Spanish for all of the English content we teach in our courses.

The second is to support the development of quality courses across the board by assisting with photo selection, audio review, drafting of grammar explanations, and other dimensions of editorial review as needed.

With respect to marketing, you will be working with us to develop the public face and voice of the company in Latin America, drafting and polishing Spanish copy to perfection for marketing pages, landing pages, brochures, course summaries, email campaigns, social media posts, and more.

Ultimately, the role demands a variety of skills : writing, translation, technical research, proofreading, copy editing, and managing and creating social media content.

Your success will hinge upon your ability to think critically, creatively, and deeply about words, their many varied meanings and uses, and what the best presentation of our content, of any type, on any platform, should be.

Education, knowledge, and skills required

  • A degree in Spanish, English, Communications, Literature, Linguistics, Philology, or any other relevant field.
  • Native Spanish speaker, fully bilingual in English (C1+, TOEFL score of 100+ minimum).
  • 3+ years in any of the following : English or Spanish editorial work (Publishing, Journalism), ESL teaching in C1+ or technical English, or technical translation (English / Spanish).
  • Experience in writing and reviewing marketing copy is a plus.

  • An exceptional eye for detail we’ll be depending on you to ensure that our Spanish-speaking users have an outstanding experience.
  • Strong technical skills, especially with Excel / Google Sheets.
  • Adaptability and flexibility. We believe in good guidelines and processes here, but we also believe in revising them quickly when the value of a new approach becomes clear.
  • Great oral and verbal communication skills and the ability to work closely with a team are key, especially distributed team members (we currently have team members in Boston, Bogotá, Medellín, Mexico City, and São Paulo that work closely together.)
  • Interest in the field of language learning or language proficiency testing.
  • A plus : a valid visa for travel to the US.
  • A plus : experience managing a team.
  • LocationEligible candidates for this position will reside in Colombia or Mexico.What Slang can offer youOur compensation package includes a competitive salary and unique benefits.

    Most importantly, we offer the special experience of being part of a fast-moving and quickly growing international company within the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Boston and MIT.

    Where we're locatedOur team is currently split between Boston, Ciudad de México, São Paulo, Bogotá and Medellín. We are recruiting great people in these locations and around the world.

    Our US headquarters is located in the Cambridge Innovation Center in the heart of downtown Boston, easily accessible by public transportation and alongside other innovative companies.

    Our Colombia office is located in the Rosales neighborhood of Bogotá and in the Ruta N Innovation district of Medellín. Our México City office is located in Montes Urales WeWork.

    Interested?We'd love to hear from you apply below!Slang is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are excited about creating an inclusive and healthy environment.

  • For further information related to Slang, check out recent pieces profiling us in Expansión and Portafolio; the portfolios of our investors, Social Capital, ALLVP and Positive Ventures(also investors in startups like Slack, Intercom, and Cornershop);
  • our Crunchbase profile; and the profiles of our founders, Diego and Kamran.

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