Emojis have been a breakthrough in communication since the introduction of smartphones. All you have to do sometimes in order to let someone know you’re keen is send the guy down below, and if they reply with an emoji in kind, you know it’s on.
Luckily for you, there’s finally a job that will allow you to put your emoji knowledge to the test. It has to be the most millennial job on the market. Today Translations in London have put up a job advertisement seeking someone to tell their clients all about the do’s and don’t’s of emojis. The ad reads:
“As the UK’s top translation firm, we stay constantly abreast of the latest language trends, in the service of ever-changing client needs – but feel that the accelerating pace of change in this burgeoning area now demands a specialist focus.
“Emoji translation is itself an emerging field – but one dominated to date by software, which is often insensitive to the many cultural differences in usage and interpretation. 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.
“In the absence of any native speakers, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a passion for emojis, combined with cutting-edge knowledge and awareness of areas of confusion and cultural/international differences. A practical test of emoji knowledge/skills may be given.”
Who knows what the practical test would involve, maybe a decision on whether it’s okay to send the eggplant emoji to a client (spoiler: it’s not).
“We are investing time and energy into this is because we believe emoji usage will become more and more popular.”