Translator and Editor Contractor

Sefaria | Remote, United States

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Posted Date 7/03/2024

Sefaria, a non-profit organization dedicated to building the future of Torah in an open and participatory way, seeks a temporary, part-time Translator and Editor Contractor for the Learning Team. 

Position overview:

The Translator and Editor Contractor is a part-time, non-exempt remote US-based contractor who will deliver high-quality content translated from Hebrew into English that aligns with internal requirements and enables Sefaria to effectively engage a broader audience. Excellent writing, translating, and editing skills are required to ensure accuracy and completeness. The Contractor will translate a variety of Jewish texts and balance content, context, and tone. They must learn quickly, be able to adapt to various needs and  expectations, and be excited about and proficient in working with AI technologies in their writing and editing. They will support translation efforts spearheaded by the Content and Learning Department, working with other team members to ensure that materials meet Sefaria’s standards and needs. 

The Translator and Editor Contractor will report directly to our Chief Learning Officer. 

In this position you will: 

  • Create and edit translations of Jewish texts.
  • Experiment with AI to determine how best to help Sefaria provide access to the texts in our library with this technology. 
  • Maintain records around successful and unsuccessful work with AI to track progress and make adjustments as needed.
  • Ensure translated content conveys original meaning and tone.
  • Proofread translated text for accuracy of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Implement a translation style guide.

Attributes we’re looking for include:

  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Eagerness to work with new and emerging AI technologies.
  • Adherence to deadlines using proper time management.
  • Ability to learn and develop skills quickly while maintaining accuracy in work.
  • Commitment to direct, clear, professional, and thoughtful written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated success in working independently in a remote setting.
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to change and various expectations.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the work Sefaria does, and dedication to supporting Sefaria’s mission.

Experience, qualifications, and requirements:

  • A combination of relevant work experience and education to successfully perform the responsibilities outlined in this description. 
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluent in Jewish texts, including Talmud, Rishonim, Achronim, and Chasidut.
  • Excellent writing, translating, and editing skills.
  • Ability to work with AI in translating Jewish texts.
  • Proficiency in working with online work technology, including GSuite, Slack, Zoom, and Trello (training will be provided, as needed).

Compensation and schedule:

  • The compensation for this position is $75/hour.
  • This position is for 20 hours per week for 6 months, with the possibility to extend. A significant portion of these 20 hours must overlap with Eastern Time working hours (Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM ET). 


This role may be based anywhere in the United States, but must have the ability to overlap with Eastern Time work hours. This is a fully remote position in the US.

How to apply:

Click here to apply. You’ll be asked to share your resume and complete the steps below. 

In lieu of a cover letter, you’ll be asked to submit assessments from this document.

  • Complete Parts A-D and attach your answers as one PDF to your application in Breezy. 
  • Applications without submissions will not be accepted. 

The deadline to apply is August 2nd. 

Sefaria does not accept solicitations of any kind from job placement services or phone calls from prospective candidates.

  • If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications listed in this description, we encourage you to apply.
  • If you have a disability and require accommodation or assistance with our application process, please send an email to [email protected]

About Sefaria:

Sefaria is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the future of Torah in an open and participatory way. We are assembling a free, digital library of Jewish texts and translations and developing digital tools, educational resources, and engagement opportunities that enable people to deepen their study. Sefaria was founded in 2013 and has since become a mainstay of Jewish learning and education with more than 4 million users annually. Sefaria’s API powers nearly 80 independent projects and dozens of Torah-focused websites. Sefaria's team of nearly 30 full-time staff is remote, with employees based in several US cities and in Israel. 

Sefaria provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Nothing in this job description or advertisement postings guarantees employment.



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