Subtitle Director



Salary: £35,000 to £45,000

MUBI is recruiting for a new Subtitle Director.

MUBI is a global streaming platform and distributor reaching a community of 12 million film lovers around the globe and rapidly growing. MUBI shows a curated selection of independent, international and classic films.

Central to MUBI’s global reach is its subtitling effort, which sees it fully localised in seven languages and counting. MUBI is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead its subtitling team, overseeing all subtitling efforts on the platform and beyond, from multi-language translation to theatrical caption creation. As a manager of this team, you would be central to bringing the best viewing experience to MUBI subscribers around the globe.


  • Managing all localisation tasks including SDH and subtitle origination, translation, and QC
  • Working with MUBI’s distribution team to prepare SDH and Full English subtitles for DCPs and theatrical releases
  • Timely acquiring, retiming, appending, and converting of subtitles and closed captions from MUBI’s partners in a number of formats (.srt, .itt, .xml, .scc, dialogue lists etc)
  • Overseeing and periodically reviewing the MUBI house-style, ensuring consistency over all created subtitles and adherence to industry standards
  • Thorough quality control, ensuring this is being respected by all members of the team throughout the process chain.

The ideal candidate

You have an excellent command of the English language and have demonstrable experience utilising a number of advanced tools (such as Wincaps, EZTitles, Subtitle Edit) working with subtitles and captions in many contexts (such as VOD, theatrical, broadcast).

You have an empathy of ear and sensitivity to the unique requirements of a particular subtitle and how it translates the audio content of a film.

You have experience managing a team of subtitlers or translators, aligning work activities to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining a keen attention to detail. Creative problem solving and lateral thinking have been well-embedded into your workflows for a long time and you don’t shy away from difficult solutions to seemingly-impossible problems.

Ideally, you would also be:

  • A proactive team player with a can-do attitude
  • A quick and autodidact learner and can adapt to any technical challenge thrown at you
  • Able to work independently towards deadlines, reporting results on a regular basis
  • Organised, punctual and patient
  • Fluent or proficient in another language.

Details & how to apply

This is a permanent contract position, located at MUBI’s London office with the option to work remotely.

If working on a wide range of interesting, impactful projects with a world-class team excites you, then MUBI want to hear from you!

Please send your cover letter and CV to: to apply.

The closing date for this position is 22/12/2021 at 23:59

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