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Language Coordinator

About Our Job

The Denver Public Library (DPL) is a growing urban library system that serves the City & County of Denver. DPL sees more than 4 million visitors every year across its 27 locations, serves Denver’s most vulnerable communities through outreach and mobile services, hosts thousands of programs a year and manages a collection of more than 1.4 million physical and digital materials. We believe a strong library is vital for a strong community. DPL is committed to serving the evolving needs of Denverites through inspired programming, diverse collections, culturally-representative spaces and equitable policies & procedures.

In addition to advertising in newspapers, magazines, in print and on outdoor billboards, the Marketing Department manages the official library social media accounts by planning, drafting and scheduling all content in advance. We coordinate, produce and distribute the Engage! and Conexiones magazines available both online and in print via branches and departments. We also support a variety of marketing and graphic design requests in support of staff ranging from program specific flyers to systemwide signage. We even support the creation and coordination of QR Codes & Translation Services supported by the Cultural Inclusivity Services translation team.

The Language Coordinator will translate and transcreate quality library communications for publication, press releases, and promotional materials with speed, accuracy and correct usage of grammar/spelling/punctuation while preserving the original meaning, tone, and format of the brand’s unique style and voice. In this position, you will modify/edit a variety of communications and documentation (i.e. consent forms, print materials, news releases, social media, website, signage) to ensure their cultural, linguistic, and literacy appropriateness to achieve goals and objectives and determine changes that need to be made in support of local underserved Spanish-language communities. You'll also coordinate and track multiple translation projects for other languages with an external vendor ensuring accuracy and completeness in collaboration with the Translation Review team. Collaborating with the Translation Review team, you'll solicit input regarding Spanish-language’s direction, evaluate Spanish-language’s effectiveness, and assist in developing new translation standards and practices. You'll work closely with creative team (i.e. copywriters and graphic designers) to incorporate translated copy into graphic designs. You'll ensure consistency in all translated materials by maintaining the Spanish-language style guide and support the Spanish Facebook page, website, and outreach/engagement strategies of the cross functional Language Access Plan. Demonstrating a commitment to stewardship, you'll track and verify budget expenditures related to translation services to Marketing Manager.

Other things to know:

City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

The Marketing team is working primarily remotely at this time with some in-office time. When in person, this position is based at the Central Library, which has no free parking.

We anticipate this posting will close on November 12, 2021. Please submit an application at your earliest convenience in order to be considered.

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Job Profile

LA2846 Marketing and Communications Associate

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$61,263.00 - $101,084.00

Starting Pay

$61,263-$71,219 per year, depending on qualifications


Denver Public Library

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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Position: Language Coordinator
Organization: Denver Public Library
Location: Denver,  CO 
United States
Salary: $61,263.00 - $101,084.00
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 10/25/2021

About You

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques including social media.

  • Experience/familiarity with transcreating, proofreading, creative campaigns, copywriting and social media.

  • Excellent team and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong familiarity with basic workplace technology including email, internet and automated software. 

  • Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations with positivity.

  • Ability to establish priorities and meets deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to model connection, innovation, flexibility, cultural sensitivity and inclusion.

  • Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.

We know your time is valuable. Applicants who meet the following minimum requirements will be considered:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications or a related field.

  • Two years of experience in the practice of effective, professional Spanish-language communications, both written and orally.

  • One year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.

    Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

  • Spanish language fluency.

Status: This listing expires on: 1/23/2022
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Denver Public Library
10 w 14th Ave pkwy

Denver,  CO 80204
United States
Katrina Bishop