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RECRUITMENT: Translation Team

By #JoinTheZenith - ANKAMA - June 27, 2013, 18:02:30

The Zenith is recruiting 3 new players for its Translation Team. This volunteer position serves the players of the English Community by translating summaries created by the Summarizer Team and translating posts and responses created by the French Dev Team on the private Zone 48 threads. The translation team also translates noteworthy posts from the French forums that would benefit the EN community.

The Translation Team members will work closest with the Summarization team who will clarify intended statements and responses for translation.

While a Translation Team member is not restricted only to translation for the Zenith, their performance will be measured against requirements in this section of Zenith activities.

While this is a volunteer position, compensation does come in the form of advance notice of changes coming to Dofus as well as an opportunity to influence future changes to the game.

The purpose of the Zenith is to serve as an advocate for the English Playerbase by gathering feedback from the community, filtering it for validity and quality, and presenting it to the French Development team of the game. They are also responsible for on-going dialogue with the Developers as well as commenting on behalf of the English Community when they are made aware of changes to the game that may not be immediately shared with the playerbase. Lastly, the Zenith serve as a voice for the Dev team in response to player concerns.

Essential Duties and Functions:
-Attending meetings in Teamspeak to coordinate Zenith activities with the rest of the team and advise summarizers on key points of community feedback to include in their summaries.
-Using personal judgement in combination with community feedback to provide representative opinions on game changes proposed by the Devs to the Zone 48.
-Attend server meetings and other open forums to observe player feedback.

Translator Requirements:
-Must be 16 or older
-Must be proficient in reading and writing both English and French
-Must have a demonstrated love for Dofus
-Must be willing to download and install Teamspeak 3. Willingness to use a microphone a major plus.
-Must be able to devote at least 5 hours a week towards accomplishing tasks for the Zenith.
-Must be capable of translating two summaries or Devblog posts a month.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Dofus the game evidenced by experience in one or more of the following:
-PvM combat
-Crafting
-Breeding
-PvP combat
-Mastery of knowledge of a specific class
-Equipment and Gear Choices
-Quests
-Server Economics

Knowledge of Basic Document management procedures

Knowledge of how to use the Dofus Official Forums

Knowledge of how to use Teamspeak

Knowledge of the public Zenith forum.

Skill at managing workload to meet deadlines.

Skill at representing others' concerns.

Skill at evaluating information objectively.

Ability to work with other strong personalities to produce a product.

Ability to leave ego at the door - We're not interested in people who believe they know the game far better than anyone else. We want people who will take others' comments into consideration however poorly-worded or incindiary they may have been received.

While this is a volunteer position, compensation does come in the form of advance notice of changes coming to Dofus as well as an opportunity to influence future changes to the game.