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Get involved with your favorite tech publication in Europe! If you can speak and write in some of the languages, don't hesitate to apply now if you've got what we're looking for!

Tom's Hardware and AfterDawn are looking to expand services in the Nordic countries. We already have a strong presence in our home country, Finland, but we also have localized sites available in Swedish and Norwegian, with a Danish version under construction as well. AfterDawn.com launched Tom's Hardware Finland in August, 2010, and other Nordic countries will follow during the Spring 2011.

We are now looking for people interested in joining our team at AfterDawn.com, and working with translations and content for both AfterDawn and Tom's Hardware in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.

Your work will include:

  • Translating English content (in-depth technology articles that can be 5-40 pages long) to your own native language
  • Writing news (i.e. not just translating from source material) in your native language on a regular / daily basis
  • Communicating with other members of the staff for coordination (via email, instant messengers and IRC)

What we are looking for in you:

  • You’re a native speaker of one of the languages mentioned (no, good Google Translation skills don’t count :-)
  • A person with good English language skills (English is the communication language between different AfterDawn teams -- and your news sources, translation materials, etc will all be in English -- but you don't need to produce content in English)
  • A strong grasp on PC technology (and related terminology), including motherboards, graphics cards, CPUs and GPUs, mass storage etc.
  • Ability to write fluently and grammatically correct in the target language
  • Commitment to agreed deadlines, NDAs, content targets etc.
  • Ability to work remotely, using ICQ and email as primary means for communicating with other members of the staff
  • Basic HTML and image editing knowledge (nothing dramatic here, just the understanding of basic tags, image resizing, etc)
  • Prior experience with content management systems is a bonus, but not required (we use a custom CMS anyway)

What will you get in return:

  • An opportunity to work with a launch of one of the leading technology sites in the world - in your native language
  • Flexibility in arranging your working hours and holidays -- this is not a nine-to-five-job
  • … and of course a salary based on your content output and an opportunity to a bonus, based on the performance of the site

That's it really. Questions? Contact us via our feedback form or comment on this article.

To apply, please visit:

http://www.afterdawn.com/general/apply_for_position.cfm

Deadline for applications is Sunday, February 23rd 2011 at 23:59 UTC.

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    Anonymous , February 14, 2011 4:38 PM
    When does Tom's Hardware for Romania open?
    I'm the first person you can count on !!!
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2011 4:48 PM
    And did you consider Spain??? I would be interested if so.
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    obiown77 , February 14, 2011 5:06 PM
    Ia ama illingwa ota anslatetra omfra igpa atinla ifa uoya eddna ita?
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    ruigui , February 14, 2011 5:10 PM
    Too bad this is not happening in Portugal... I'm unemployed, it would be great to do something computer related. It's what i love.
    Come on guys, come to the south ;) 
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    ochiuletz , February 14, 2011 5:10 PM
    Madalin, you're not the only one interested.
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    bauboni , February 14, 2011 5:26 PM
    What do you think about a brazilian-portuguese version?
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    bauboni , February 14, 2011 5:26 PM
    What do you think about a brazilian-portuguese version?
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    saint19 , February 14, 2011 5:33 PM
    When we see Tom's on Spanish? I will help without problems ;) 
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    tmk221 , February 14, 2011 5:59 PM
    why is polish tom's hardwere dead since 2005 ?
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    joytech22 , February 14, 2011 6:38 PM
    If you ever plan on hosting near Australia you know who to call (or E-Mail)

    Ghos... uhhmmhm.. Me!
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    tyralyon , February 14, 2011 7:06 PM
    I'm Norwegian, but don't think I have any journalist blood in me :p 
    I could always translate, but that's about it I think...

    @obiown77
    Funny, tried that sentence in Google Translates language detection and it said Swedish :) 

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    Ability to work remotely, using ICQ and email as primary means for communicating with other members of the staff

    ICQ? I haven't used that for years. Why is that the preferred IM? Wouldn't Skype be a better option?
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    poseidon2112 , February 14, 2011 7:51 PM
    How about an English editor? It seems your site is lacking one. I would love that job here at tomshardware.com.
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    neiroatopelcc , February 14, 2011 9:21 PM
    Why's gramatics a requirement? Kevin quite clearly doesn't have that skill!

    Anyway on a more serious note, what sort of job security is provided. How about the working hours (on a scale from 'secondary profession' over 'full time job' to 'cancel your reallife' scale) ; and is the minimum, average or maximum wage known?

    ps. your custom cms needs more customization! on a pc the login box is sluggish, but on my wp7 it's even worse - it accepts the input, but doesn't save a cookie appearently - at least it keeps being not logged in.
    So had to get out of bed and actually type this in on the computer instead :( 
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    hotsacoman , February 14, 2011 9:23 PM
    I'll send my resume but I gotta tell you guys...it's gonna be quite a flight every morning from the U.S!
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    neiroatopelcc , February 14, 2011 9:25 PM
    TyralyonICQ? I haven't used that for years. Why is that the preferred IM? Wouldn't Skype be a better option?

    ICQ is still quite popular in some less developed countries like germany and russia - and ofc the usa (probably because aol bought it from mirabilis back before msn was a useful tool). In 98 it had a functionality level equal to msn of 2007 - so it was good, once.
    As for skype or any other verbal communication, it has the drawback of no backlogs. Memory makes mistakes, logs don't [all that often]
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2011 9:28 PM
    I like Swiss Army Knives, Swiss Cheese and I have a friend who drives a Volvo. Does that count?
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    pjmelect , February 14, 2011 10:28 PM
    I can translate Tomshardware English into British English.
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    tyralyon , February 15, 2011 12:15 AM
    Quote:
    ICQ is still quite popular in some less developed countries like germany and russia - and ofc the usa (probably because aol bought it from mirabilis back before msn was a useful tool). In 98 it had a functionality level equal to msn of 2007 - so it was good, once.
    As for skype or any other verbal communication, it has the drawback of no backlogs. Memory makes mistakes, logs don't [all that often]

    Yeah, ICQ used to be my preferred IM as well, but now I use a combination of MSN/Skype. The main reason for choosing MSN over ICQ was that "everyone" seemed to be on MSN and less and less people came online on ICQ.
    I always thought ICQ was very good when I used it though, and MSN is pretty bad, so maybe it's the right decision...
    As for Skype, you can IM with that too, and that's what I meant. The IM on Skype is actually a lot better than MSN in my opinion.
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    neiroatopelcc , February 15, 2011 6:29 AM
    TyralyonYeah, ICQ used to be my preferred IM as well, but now I use a combination of MSN/Skype. The main reason for choosing MSN over ICQ was that "everyone" seemed to be on MSN and less and less people came online on ICQ.I always thought ICQ was very good when I used it though, and MSN is pretty bad, so maybe it's the right decision...As for Skype, you can IM with that too, and that's what I meant. The IM on Skype is actually a lot better than MSN in my opinion.


    I've had bad experiences with both msn and icq to be honest. I recently stopped using msn as they once again degraded their client and locked out older ones (like the one on my trophy phone), and I stopped using icq when the 98a client stopped working (the move to an online friends list broke my client as I had twice the max supported number of them). imo irc would be the best option though. It's open to customization and supports everything needed, although the file transfer features are slow.
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    virtualban , February 15, 2011 10:58 AM
    Pre-applying for when expansion comes to Albania. Beginning to buy loads of coats, because by then hell would have frozen over.
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