Assign translation work with Jobs

The Jobs feature is only available in the Control Package

Jobs are a great way to organize your team’s translation workload. You can define what to work on, define deadline and briefing while we will make sure everyone knows what to do.

Create a new job

To start a new job, go to the “Jobs” section of your project and click “New Job”:

  • Provide your team with context by adding a job briefing and a due date
  • Select keys that should be part of this job by searching for keys or tags and easily add them to the job
  • Choose the locales that should be part of the job and assign users

Click “Continue” to review the job details and then “Start Job” to actually start the job. This will send a notification to each user that is part of the job and mark it as “in progress”.

To speed things up, you can also duplicate an existing job, which will copy all assigned locales, users, briefing and deadline.

Working on a job

The “Translate” link in the email notification or on the job detail page will open the keys assigned to the job in the translation editor. Translators can perform their translation work as usual and click “Mark locale as completed” once they’re finished. When working on a job, due date and briefing are always present.

A realtime report of the progress is available on the job’s detail page and shows immediately how much work is still left.

Commenting on a job

If you need to discuss with your team members about the job, you can do this right on the job page. You can mention single colleague by typing @username. If you want to send a notification to every team member working on this job use @job.

Completing a job

When all locales of a job were marked as completed, PhraseApp will send a notification to the job owner. After reviewing the translation work, the owner can then mark the whole job as “completed”. Last, we will inform all translators assigned to the job that it is now completed.

Updating a job

You can still modify most details of a job, even after the job was started. Add or remove keys from the job directly within the translation editor:

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