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Translation Trainee (EN to DE)

Job Location

Expiration Date

21 Aug 2022

Translation Trainee (EN to DE)


EURACTIV Media Network is a bridge between media organisations in more than 13 European capitals, specialised in EU policies and related national politics. We publish online in more than 13 languages. Our headquarters is in Brussels.

We are pro-European, critical and constructive. We are independent and transparent in our reporting as well as in our business with our diversified business model.

EURACTIV also offers a wide variety of services in order to support EU stakeholders in their communication strategy and their reputation building.


We are now looking for a Translation Trainee (EN to DE) – Brussels

(Starting Date: September 2022)


  • German mother tongue
  • Background (degree) in translation, politics or journalism with strong language skills in English and German
  • Proactive, open-minded, flexible and a team-player
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and dynamic environment
  • Highly-motivated and able to face tight deadlines
  • Beneficial experience: traineeship at EU institution or similar, editing experience in German, English and French, or work experience in or knowledge of other languages

Responsibilities include: 

  • Translation of articles and subtitling of video content from English to German
  • Helping with editing articles and adapting content in line with the editorial strategy
  • Communicating with the editorial team on the progress of translations and participating in weekly editorial meetings 

EURACTIV offers: 

  • Interesting tasks in a multicultural environment
  • 6 months CIP contract (with the opportunity to renew for another 6 months)
  • Excellent opportunity to practice foreign language skills
  • Insight into EU politics
  • Insight into the work of an EU-based media
  • Possibility of working from home
  • Experience with WordPress, machine translation and subtitling tools


Please use the subject line “Translation Trainee (EN to DE) _First & last name” and send your CV and a short cover letter to by 21 August.

Applications are welcome immediately.

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