Senior Editor Portuguese

Moody's Analytics
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Executive / senior industry position

Product Development - Advisory Services & Technical Consulting

Regular - Experienced Hire

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at Moody’s Investors Service is among the world’s most respected and widely utilized sources for credit ratings and research. Our opinions and analysis on a broad range of credit obligors and obligations are valued around the world for their insight and rigor. At MIS, our workplace culture supports our mission to be the Agency of Choice for our customers, employees and future employees. Our Culture focuses on Excellence and embodies behavioral qualities such as Integrity, Responsiveness, Collaboration, Respect and Passion. Our people are our core asset and we look beyond outcomes to ensure that behaviors and interactions matter.


  • Review rating methodology translations and compare them to the English version.

  • Provide comments, verify that translations are valid, revise translations as necessary, and approve translations.

  • The translation review focuses on the accuracy of the text and confirms that it fits within the context of the surrounding text.

  • Make minor editorial changes (fix typos, adjust vocabulary and sentence structure) and raise any significant language issues (clearly explained) with translators.

  • Consult with designated Ratings & Research (R&R) lead analyst on any technical questions.

  • Approve final translation in CMS in a timely manner and notify Methodology Development Group (MDG) of final approval (MDG will handle publication).

  • Help translators understand editorial changes and apply them to future works to improve translators’ translating and editing skills.

  • For Spanish methodology translations, ensure that Mexican Spanish has been used.

Perform quality checks on PR and research translations:

  • Review PR and research translations and provide comments, verify that translations are valid, and revise translations as necessary.

  • Responsible for proofreading (for spelling, word usage, grammar, punctuation and syntax) and editing PR and research translations with high market impact translated from English to Spanish or Portuguese by translators, focusing on clarity of messaging.

  • Address flaws on a grammatical and technical level to make sure the final published document reads smoothly and consistently, according to Moody’s standards.

  • Consult with designated R&R lead analyst on any technical or style/preference questions.

  • May flag questions, but is not a fact-checker and is not responsible for factual accuracy, which lies with the rating group.

  • Foster partnerships with the analysts and their teams to ensure feedback loop on quality and consistency of translations.

  • Help translators understand editorial changes and apply them to future works to improve translators’ translating and editing skills.

Work closely with the Process Owner to ensure continuous process improvement:

  • Help with the monitoring and tracking of process performance against key performance indicators.

  • Ensure quality checks are performed at target levels and regulatory requirements are continuously met.

  • Ensure feedback loop to translators and from analytical teams are in place.

  • Maintain Spanish and Portuguese glossaries in a centralized location to ensure translation consistency.

Work closely with the Process Owner, translators, and analytical teams to ensure timely translations.


  • At least 3-5 years of experience in financial journalism or financial writing, and proven record in editing financial, economic or corporate finance research and information.

  • Strong copy-editing skills; experience with analytical content.

  • Broad understanding of finance, capital markets, fundamental and structured finance sectors and credit risk.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in economics, finance, communications, journalism, business or related discipline.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with Methode or other content management system is a plus.

  • Experience with Trados and Amazon Translate a plus.

Non-Technical Skills:

  • Fluency in English, Spanish and Portuguese is a must.

  • Willingness to demonstrate an understanding of rating methodologies used by the Fundamental and Structured Finance Group in the Latin American region.

  • Willingness to become an expert on Moody’s style.

  • Ability to proofread final drafts.

  • Effectively edit clear, concise copy for publications.

  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task, lead projects and meet tight deadlines.

  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to build strong professional relationship at all levels.

  • Works well independently under pressure in a global, collaborative environment.

  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail.

  • Familiarity with Moody’s rating process and services; analyst workflow; compliance policies and procedures; rating business regulatory requirements is a plus.

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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