As a member of the Bureau’s team of translators, you will work on the official English translations of central government documents, including the premier’s annual report on the work of the government, state policy documents, and the works of Chinese leaders.
Your main role will be to revise and polish translations to ensure accuracy and readability. You will contribute to the team through your strong understanding of the English language and your self-motivation to research and enhance the quality of translations.
You Will Be
A native English speaker with excellent written communication skills
You Will Have
A bachelor’s degree, preferably in China studies, international relations, or journalism
Previous experience in translation or editing (preferred)
A good knowledge of contemporary China
High proficiency in Chinese (particularly reading)
Salary and Benefits
Salary: 16,000-22,000 RMB per month
Apartment: You will have the option of a heavily-subsidized and fully furnished apartment located in the heart of Beijing (Xidan). The apartment is a fifteen-minute walk from work, and is ideally located for access to shops, restaurants, cinemas, and public transport.
Housing Allowance: Should you choose to find your own housing you will be given a housing allowance of about 36,000 RMB per year.
Insurance: The Bureau offers social insurance (basic health care and state pension) to all its employees, refundable at the end of contract.
Paid Leave: Foreign employees under a one-year contract are entitled to 15 working days of paid leave after their first six months.
Interested applicants should send their CV and a writing sample (around 2,000 words), or a personal statement (500 words) to Mr. Liu.
Skills: Translation, Writing, Editing
Central Translation Bureau
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Top translation agency of Party and government documents in China
Founded in 1961, the Central Document Translation Division of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau is now directly under the Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee.
It specializes in translating important documents of the CPC and Chinese government into a number of foreign languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, German, and Arabic). These documents include the writings of Party and state leaders; major documents of CPC national congresses and plenary sessions of the CPC Central Committee; principal documents of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC); and other important documents of the Party and government.
It has drawn on its considerable resources to support the cultivation of translation talent in China. Having established partnerships with a number of domestic universities and research institutes, it has developed a broad range of approaches for the cultivation of translation talent, such as mentoring doctoral students, participating in the training of MTI students, providing internships, and co-hosting the Forum on the Translation and Research of Central Government Documents.
- Current Location: Beijing China
- Address: 36 xixiejie, Xicheng District, Beijing