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French Translator Trainee (EN to FR)

  • Euractiv
Brussels, Belgium
  • Euractiv
Brussels, Belgium
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Euractiv is an independent pan-European media network specialising in EU policies. Our primary goal is to foster policy debates among EU stakeholders, including governments, businesses, and civil society groups. We provide comprehensive coverage of policy processes leading up to decisions, presenting the issues in a neutral manner without taking sides.

Euractiv is part of Mediahuis, a publishing company with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg and Germany. Mediahuis publishes across a wide range of formats – from newspapers and magazines to television, radio and online media. More about Mediahuis and Euractiv here.


You will be working in a vibrant international media office, in a multicultural team, full of talented colleagues you can learn from. You will be in the middle of EU affairs, both physically (our office is in the EU quarter) and through your work. You will be able to bring your contribution to one of the most respected EU affairs media in Europe and bring our news, multimedia content and newsletters in front of Euractiv’s influential readers.

We are now looking for a French Translator Trainee (EN to FR) – Brussels (Starting Date: as soon as possible).


  • French mother tongue;

  • Background (degree) in translation, politics or journalism with strong language skills in English and French;

  • Proactive, open-minded, flexible and a team-player;

  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and dynamic environment;

  • Highly-motivated and able to face tight deadlines;

  • Beneficial experience: traineeship at EU institution or similar, editing experience in French, English and German, or work experience in or knowledge of other languages.


  • Translation of articles and subtitling of video content from English to French;

  • Helping with editing articles and adapting content in line with the editorial strategy;

  • Communicating with the editorial team in Brussels and Paris;

  • Assisting with the translation of the morning newsletters before they are sent.


  • Interesting tasks in a multicultural environment;

  • 6 months to one-year contract under Belgian law (CIP). Paid internship. First 6 months salary of 1.120€. Second 6 months salary of 1.400€;

  • Excellent opportunity to practice foreign language skills;

  • Insight into EU politics;

  • Insight into the work of an EU-based media;

  • Possibility of working from home;

  • Experience with WordPress, machine translation and subtitling tools.


Please use the subject line “French Translator Trainee (EN to FR) - First & last name” and send your CV and a short cover letter to Applications are welcome immediately!


We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to Equal Opportunities in recruitment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All hiring decisions are made entirely on merit. We encourage everyone to apply, even if you do not fit all the criteria.
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