Wanted: Dedicated Emoji Translator

By Stephanie Mlot Features PCmag

Calling all millennials: A London-based translation firm is hiring an emoji interpreter.

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The company, Today Translations, recently put out a call for "the right person to help us meet the translation challenges posed by the world's fastest-growing language."

"We stay constantly abreast of the latest language trends, in the service of ever-changing client needs, but feel that the accelerating pace of change in this burgeoning area now demands a specialist focus," the ad says.

"Emoji translating is itself an emerging field—but one dominated to date by software, which is often insensitive to the many cultural differences in usage and interpretation," Today Translations said in its job announcement.

"We are therefore seeking an exceptional individual to provide the human touch needed where translation software is inadequate—and to help us become the go-to translation experts in this area," it continued.

The new team member should demonstrate a passion for emoji, as well as knowledge and awareness of areas of confusion and cultural, international, or platform differences. Some characters, for instance, may appear differently to an iPhone user, Android owner, and Facebook member. And the sentiment of various icons could change depending on where in the world you're texting.

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Interested candidates with a degree in translation or social sciences, three-plus years experience in the language industry, self-management and "excellent communication, relationship-building, and organizational skills" are encouraged to apply now.

A practical test of emoji knowledge and skills may be given. But you'd better hand in your resume soon: While the ad is scheduled to run until Jan. 9, a staggering volume of applications may force Today Translations to pull the listing early, a company spokesman told PCMag.

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.