We are looking for a self-starting fluent English speaker to watch and listen to TV and radio programmes broadcast in Urdu and translate the content into English.
It would be desirable, but not essential, if the successful candidate could also translate programmes broadcast in Modern Standard (“MS”) Arabic, North African (“NA”) Arabic and/or Punjabi into English as well.
What you’ll be doing
Based in Ofcom’s London office, and working within Ofcom’s Content, Standards, Licensing and Enforcement (“CSLE”) Team, the successful candidate will be required to provide translations of Urdu (and preferably also MS Arabic, NA Arabic and/or Punjabi) programmes, broadcast on TV and radio. This is to assist the CSLE Team in assessing and investigating whether programmes comply with Ofcom’s rules in areas such as: harm and offence; due impartiality; commercial references; and incitement to crime.
It would also be helpful if the successful candidate has experience of working in broadcasting or journalism and a keen interest in news and current affairs would be preferable.
This post is for an initial six month fixed-term contract and depending on the successful candidate’s performance, there will be an option to extend the term of engagement or for the role to become permanent.
A formal language, translation and/or interpreting qualification or equivalent experience.
Ofcom offers competitive salaries plus pensions and flexible benefits package.
Ofcom is an equal opportunities employer and committed to equality of opportunity for all. As an accredited Two Ticks employer disabled candidates who meet all the essential criteria of a job description will be guaranteed an interview. If you have a disability or special need and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please do so by contacting Recruitment@ofcom.org.uk or calling us on 020 7783 4050.