Bilingual Copywriter & Translator - Toronto, ON | EF Educational Tours Canada | | 08/07/16
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Bilingual Copywriter & Translator Full-Time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: EF Educational Tours Canada ()
Category: Copywriting / Writing

The company

EF Educational Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. Founded in 1965, EF’s mission is to open the world through education. To date, EF has helped millions of people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.

Who we are

We are travelers, innovators, doers and thinkers. We are entrepreneurial, and collaborative; we are dedicated and passionate – we really work hard, and then play hard. We are global leaders in the field of education; we are proud of the role that we can play in developing citizens of the world.

Who you are

If you dig translating anything from banner ads to 200-page brochures, if you like to translate the meaning behind the words, if you are equally fluent in creative English and casual French, if you never feel alone when you've got language on your mind, if you know that good translation and good proofreading go hand in hand...then you're our kind of translator.

The person we are looking for has been doing this for a little while, maybe even working at an agency before. Regardless, this person will take great pleasure in making international and domestic educational travel irresistible. We do not merely want you to contribute to all the great things we are already working on. We want you to pipe in and say, “Hey, I have some ideas.” We'll count on you to expertly translate short- and long-form copy from English to Quebecois French for video, interactive properties, catalogs, travel itineraries, letters, postcards, emails and whatever else comes along for our tour-related products.

Your writing must be sharp and lean. Your grammar should be impeccable. You should be enthusiastic and eager to learn as well as teach. Of course, you play nice with fast deadlines, you're a master juggler and your best buddies are various Adobe products and Word.

You want to be rewarded for your efforts and know that you’ve made a difference. You’re responsible, outgoing and organized. You’re comfortable speaking up and doing what it takes to keep a project on schedule and on budget…and make it great. The idea of a cubicle makes you twitch, which is okay because we don’t like them either and you won’t find a single one at our office.

The opportunity

The Bilingual Translator/Copywriter position lets you combine your strengths in linguistics, writing and customer experience development into a unique, rewarding role. You will be an important part of a creative, technology and production team that works with in-house clients to produce high profile work. You’ll be counted on to be a multi-channel translation expert, an effective interpreter, and an enthusiastic learner. The person we are looking for has experience working on multiple projects for multiple teams with overlapping deadlines.

In this role, you’ll be an essential part of bringing our message to the French-Canadian market, working with the team at the center of the conception, design and execution of integrated, cross-channel marketing initiatives spanning video, web, print, mobile, email and social media. People who thrive here are comfortable working in a creative, flexible, fast-paced and innovative environment. We never stop pushing the boundaries of what we can do and where we want to go.

EF is a large company with a small company feel. We foster a highly collaborative working environment that encourages ideas from every member of the team. Our team members enjoy ample opportunities for creative experimentation and professional growth. You’ll work closely with copywriters, UX & UI designers, integrated producers, and marketing and business stakeholders. You'll also be a part of EF’s global creative community, including teams in Boston, London, Zurich, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Here at EF Tours we are entrepreneurs. We are a global, organically collaborative, and mature organization. We are the world’s largest privately held education company. If you believe that great educational experiences can instill confidence, unlock opportunities and transform lives, we want you to come work with us.


  • Fully fluent in English and Quebecois French, oral and written
  • Degree or certification in translation or adequate experience
  • 2-3 years of professional translating experience, in-house experience a plus
  • Strong grammar and proofreading skills
  • Excellent at meeting deadlines and managing workflow
  • Enjoy collaborating in a team environment
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and/or Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; proactive with research for projects
  • Understanding of lexicon/guidelines
* Please include a portfolio or samples of great work with your application

The perks

Below are just a few reasons why people love working here:

  • Opportunity to travel internationally
  • Fantastic training and professional development
  • Fun offsite outings
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits, as well as a company matching RSP plan
  • Travel and Language Programs: EF product discounts
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