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Spanish Language Translator, Democracy and Misinformation

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Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: CMX, MX

Company: Associated Press


The Associated Press is looking for a talented bilingual journalist and translator to work on AP’s translations desk in Mexico City. In this role, you will translate stories related to elections, government, politics and democracy, with a focus on combatting misinformation and misunderstanding about and within the American democracy. This is a two-year grant-funded position with an opportunity to extend.



In this role, you will translate news stories from English to Spanish with speed, accuracy and precision, avoiding literal translations to produce stories that are clear and understandable to the widest audiences. You should have a broad knowledge of general news and be able to exercise good editorial judgment.



You must have journalistic experience and a willingness to work varying shifts. You must be bilingual in English and Spanish and able to work effectively as a member of a team. Applicants should have at least three years of experience as a translator.


Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, such as at least one year of full-time work in a newsroom.
  • Authorization to work in Mexico will be mandatory.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects and deliver success on complex, challenging story lines.
  • Advanced level professional competency in written and spoken Spanish language is required.


We will consider strong candidates who do not meet every listed qualification. You may use a cover letter to describe the unique qualifications you would bring to this role.


Application Deadline:  April 9, 2023 @ 11:59 PM ET