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20 May 2024

Manager, English Translator, Language Center, FIFA World Cup 2026

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Miami, FL, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Sitting within the People, Technology & Operations Division, the Language Centre aims to deliver the most engaging, innovative and accessible World Cup experience for all athletes, fans, partners and the community.

Reporting organizationally to the Team Lead of the English Unit located in Zurich, the Manager, English Translator will provide linguistic support for the FIFA World Cup 26 that will, for the first time ever include 48 teams and 1,200+ players across three countries and 16 venues. The Manager, English Translator will be responsible for translation, editing, proofreading, transcription, voice-over and subtitling requests into English (US and British). Further, this role will involve overseeing the work of freelancers.


The main responsibilities of the Manager, English Translator for the FIFA World Cup 26 include:

  • Handling all assigned requests and delivering by the set deadline (translation, proofreading, transcription, voice-over and subtitling requests into English;
  • Clarifying all content-related and linguistic questions with the reviser (if assigned) or the requester and, if relevant, keeping the Project Management & Technology Unit and Team Lead informed;
  • Writing minutes of meetings;
  • Answering linguistic questions from FIFA and FWC 26 team members;
  • Reporting any issues to the Team Lead, in particular regarding meeting deadlines, in a timely manner;
  • Conducting terminology work;
  • Responding to the requests from the Team Leader and Head of Department; and
  • Following the processes established by the Project Management & Technology Unit.


  • High-level language qualification as a translator (BA in translation)
  • At least three years’ experience as a translator/editor or in the translation industry
  • English mother tongue, ability to adapt language variant (US or British English) to audience
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Proficiency in any other FIFA language an asset, especially French
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools
  • Proficient in the use of SDL Trados
  • Good knowledge of SDL Multiterm/XTM an advantage

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26β„’ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.

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