Last month, Major League Baseball unveiled a directive that requires all teams to hire a Spanish translator for media obligations. Here’s the Phillies’ job posting:
Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Media Relations Representative – Spanish Language Translator – Philadelphia Phillies (Philadelphia, PA)
Media Relations Representative – Spanish -Language Translator
Reports to: Director of Baseball Communications
Position Overview: Qualified candidate’s primary role will be to serve as liaison between the media and Spanish-speaking uniformed players, pre- and post-game and at club-related events and to assist Spanish-speaking players with questions regarding the logistics of their employment as a Major League Baseball player (transportation, lodging, etc…). Additional duties include assisting the Communications department with various media relations and writing assignments. The candidate also will contribute to the club’s social media projects, particularly those targeted to the Spanish-speaking Phillies fan base. This year-round, full-time position will require the individual work in Philadelphia, attend all home games and travel with the Phillies to all road games during spring training, the regular season and, if applicable, the post-season.
Fluent in English and Spanish, spoken and written
Bachelor’s degree (Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field preferred)
Thorough knowledge of baseball and related statistics
Exceptional writing skills
Ability to assist in proofreading and editing
Ability to create social media content
Ability to handle confidential matters with sensitivity and discretion
Ability to multi-task
Willingness to assume other duties as assigned
Willingness to work long hours, weekends and some holidays
Willingness to travel extensively
Experience in dealing with the media a plus
El salario medio de un traductor español es de $58k, aunque la compensación fuera el factor viajes -cool, me gustaría recomendar a negociar por lo menos $75k aquí.
Here’s the job posting. If you can’t read that last paragraph, don’t bother applying. Gracias y disfrutar del juego de pelota.