Translation Trainee (EN to DE)

Job Location

Expiration Date

15 Dec 2022


EURACTIV is an independent pan-European media network specialised in EU policies. We spark and nourish policy debates among stakeholders, including government, business and civil society. We cover policy processes upstream of decisions, summarising the issues without taking sides. The EURACTIV Network provides free localised EU policy news in 13 languages. Together with our media partners, we reach over 1.7 million users across Europe and beyond, every month. With 2,5 million page views and over 1 million unique readers per month, EURACTIV is a leader among online media specialised in EU policy. We address 80% of our readers in their own language.
EURACTIV has an original business model, based on five elements (corporate sponsoring, Euractor membership, advertising, EU projects, and content syndication). It is well funded and the content usage is free.

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

(Starting Date: December/January 2022)


  • German mother tongue level
  • 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

Applications are welcome immediately!

Equality and diversity

We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to Equal Opportunities in recruitment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All hiring decisions are made entirely on merit. We encourage everyone to apply, even if you do not fit all the criteria.

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