Become an Emoji Translator

Ruben Baart
January 19th 2017

With Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, the Touch Bar at the top of the keyboard allows the user to “say it with emoji”. Emoji has become an indispensable part of our daily conversation, sometimes hiding confidential meanings. As a result, a global translation firm based in London is hiring the first official emoji translator.

According to Professor Vyv Evans from Bangor University: “Emoji is now the fastest growing language in the UK and evolving faster than ancient forms of communication, such as hieroglyphics”. To that end, the company believes that similar to hieroglyphics, the wordless language needs decoding in cultures, communications and generations. “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" the emoji translator add reads.

The job posting has already attracted over 100 applicants around the globe. The company hopes to employ the first emoji specialist on a freelance basis at the beginning of the current year, with the possibility to turn into a full-time job. You can take the test and find out if you have what it takes to become an emoji translator!

Source: BBC. Image: RexFeatures

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