Location — Work at home, available nationwide.
Job Responsibilities — From the LanguageLine job posting:
The Mandarin Telephone Interpreter, is responsible for handling calls on demand, rarely by appointment, and renders meaning of conversations in the consecutive mode of interpretation between speakers of Mandarin and English.She/he processes information quickly and concisely, recognizes sensitive cultural differences and is professional and courteous at all times.The Mandarin interpreter will use appropriate industry terminology and understands common industry procedures and practices.The calls may involve simple or complex, non-technical or technical subjects in the following fields: Healthcare, Government, Insurance, Financial, Utilities, Travel & Hospitality, and 911, Law Enforcement, Court, and general business.Remains calm during calls in the event that one of the primary speakers is incoherent or upset, especially in emergency situations
Remains punctual and available during scheduled work hours
Ensures access to the Internet for work related electronic communication
-Native or Near Native Fluency in Mandarin and English
-Advanced skills in the cultural dynamics (cultural implication and idiomatic expression) of both Mandarin and English
-Excellent listening, retention and note taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy
-Knowledge of industry-specific terminology; on-going study of glossaries and training materials including scripts provided by our clients
-Ability to concentrate, stay detached from the conversation, and remain neutral and objective at all times
-Ability to follow client’s instructions closely
-Ability to explain certain cultural concepts to avoid miscommunication with the permission or at request of the client
-Completion of High school education
-Education in languages/translation/interpretation or related fields preferred, but not required
Schedule — Details not listed other than daytime hours
Employee or Contract — According to FAQ section, the company offers both Employee and independent contractor positions. Availability will be discussed during interview process.
Compensation — Not advertised on job posting.
Benefits — None advertised on the job listing.
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