Localization Specialist, Translator, Copyeditor - Canadian English

November 24 2022
Industries Retail
Categories Writing, Correction, Translation
Montreal, QC


About Decathlon

At Decathlon, first and foremost, we are interested in your personality and character.

Who we are

Decathlon arrived in Canada in 2018, with its first store opening in Brossard, Québec. Today, Decathlon Canada has over 1000 teammates, 11 stores, two distribution centers, and an e-commerce platform that services our mission: make the benefits of sports accessible to as many people as possible.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people around you? Join our team!

Our values

Responsibility. Vitality. Authenticity. Generosity.

Why join our team?

Do you like to be active, alone or with family and friends? That's all it takes to work for us! You don't have to be an Olympic athlete. And as Decathlon is growing, there are many career development possibilities along the way! At Decathlon, there is no limit to your professional or personal ambitions.

Decathlon Canada is recruiting!

We are looking for an English Localization Specialist, Translator, Copyeditor (40h/week) who will be largely responsible for translating and revising product descriptions. What you will be doing

  • Revise, translate and localize content from en_GB to en_CA and fr_FR/CA to en_CA using various platforms (content types include technical sports product descriptions, structured data, meta-descriptions, metadata, and video subtitles)

  • Revise and translate HR and other internal documents

  • Play a key role in the proofreading of material translated by external translation agencies and guarantee cultural appropriateness and locale accuracy

  • Research terminology and contribute to the design and maintenance of a local term base, glossary, and writing style guide

  • Contribute to quality control by routinely performing quality checks and compiling feedback for translation agencies

  • Revise, translate, proofread a variety of content, working closely with a number of teams and stakeholders (e-commerce, communications, design)

  • Cover for head copywriter during holidays and absences (tasks can include translating and adapting tips and advice articles created in France and Great Britain for the Decathlon Advice platform, creating editorial content for Decathlon Canada's website and for advertising campaigns, and drafting newsletters)

  • Assist with other localization-related tasks and priorities as needed. Priorities can change quickly and frequently.


What are we looking for
  • Native proficiency in Canadian English

  • Intermediate proficiency in Canadian French (both written and spoken)

  • 2-years experience in FR > EN translation and/or copyediting

  • Bachelor’s degree in translation or a related field (writing, communications, etc.).

  • Proven time management and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent writing skills and a high-level command of the English language, especially the rules of syntax, terminology, punctuation and grammar

  • Experience with translation software and systems (CAT tools), and the ability to quickly learn how to use new work tools

  • Working knowledge of SEO principles and trends

  • Agile and an adaptable mindset at work. This position may evolve rapidly.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of the retail industry
  • Knowledge of Decathlon products
  • A passion for sports

What are the benefits of working for Decathlon Canada?

Your benefits:

  • An opportunity to grow within the company (we even have our own school - Academy - training for personal or professional development)
  • A company that takes concrete actions to protect our planet
  • Discounts on products and the opportunity to test select products: we are convinced that you will become an ambassador of the company
  • Free access to our sports facilities
  • Privileged team moments, and authentic relationships with teammates: we play as a team at Decathlon!
  • Time for yourself (holidays, personal days)
  • A complete insurance program starting at 30 hours a week of work (telemedicine, medical, dental, and disability insurance)
  • Green travel bonuses, a private share ownership program, and contribution to the RRSP
  • Hybrid work model with access to workspaces in-store and at the distribution center

Decathlon is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination. We welcome applications from people of all origins and those living with disabilities. We also recognize the importance of a multi-generational workforce, social diversity, and equality between women and men. If, due to a disability, you require any special accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know.

Apply now!

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