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Vacancy for German speaking project manager

Wonder Words Language Services are looking for a German speaking project manager. This position is based in Sea Point.

Your responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate project assignments from beginning to end (confirm suitable freelancers for the assignment, ensure deadlines are adhered to, communicate with and manage all people involved in the process, quality control, invoicing)
  • Compile quotes for clients
  • Liaise with clients and freelancers
  • Final quality control of the assignments before they are sent to the client
  • Online business development

Our requirements

  • You are fluent in German (min. level B2, written and spoken)
  • You are able to work towards tight deadlines
  • You are motivated and have good work ethics
  • You are able to find ad hoc solutions if necessary
  • You are committed and willing to go the extra mile for your client
  • You have good people skills and good business etiquette
  • Knowledge of other European languages is advantageous
  • You have experience working in the language industry or got a language related degree

About the position:

  • This is a permanent position
  • Availability: immediately
  • Location: Sea Point
  • Salary: Basic + commission (depending on experience)

About us:
Wonder Words is a language services agency based in Cape Town. Our services include professional translations, transcriptions, proofreading and editing, copywriting and voice-over. Wonder Words is the link between clients based in Europe and a pool of global freelancers. Our operating languages are English, German and French.
Contact: Stefanie Pillay; email:

We are currently looking for a German speaking intern to join our team in Cape Town.

Task description:

Project Management

  • Assist project managers with their daily tasks
    • Compose quotes
    • Find suitable freelancers for assignments
    • Coordinate assignments and ensure deadlines are met
    • Communicate with clients and freelancers
    • Invoicing
  • Manage smaller assignments independently
  • Internal quality control of assignments before documents are sent to client (checking of translations, transcriptions and texts)
  • Manage and expand freelancer database
    • Find new, suitable freelancers for all service offerings
    • Test freelancers who apply
    • Update freelancer database
  • Business development (online)
    • Assist project managers with online business development
  • Translation of documents into German


  • Research how we can best market Wonder Words online
  • Present marketing ideas to the team and start implementation
  • Analyse and monitor Google statistics and make recommendations for improvement
  • based on results
  • Support project managers with marketing activities

Candidate requirements:

  • Must be fluent in German and English (written and oral skills)
  • Motivated and eager to learn
  • Good business etiquette
  • Proficiency of other European languages would be beneficial but is not essential
  • If interested in marketing: some online marketing experience would be desirable

Start date:       February or March 2017

Duration:         3 – 6 months