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SSENSE: Editor Of Chinese Content & Localization


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted February 20, 2021.

Company DescriptionFounded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with its mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, its field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as it explores the nexus of content, commerce, and culture.

More than just a retailer, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.Job DescriptionReporting to the Associate Manager of Chinese Content, the Editor will ensure the best-in-class quality of our written content and localization strategies for our product-centric customer touch points.

He/She will help develop and implement writing guidelines for our e-commerce and marketing channels and uphold Chinese Translators to our writing consistency, accuracy and quality standards.

The ideal candidate has meticulous attention to detail, a keen interest in fashion, and strong collaboration and communication skills.ResponsibilitiesQuality Assurance 75%Revise all e-commerce Chinese copy, as well as newsletters, SEO-driven texts, external communications and other ad hoc requestsCo-write, implement, and update tone, approach, and stylistic guidelines for the Chinese product-centric channels, along with the Lead Editor when appropriateMaintain strict standards of quality control and reinforce our tone of voice through editing and training workshops to improve the quality output of the teamMonitor, maintain, and update product-centric guidelines to ensure content is consistent, accurate, and continuously relevant for our Chinese customersCo-develop and execute on content strategies for ad-hoc requests and projectsWork closely with the Chinese and other language teams in performing various translation and revision assignments as requiredTraining & Development 15%Hold team meetings for quality review purposes and ensure writing skills on the team are constantly improvingProvide timely individual feedback to the Translators and report on individual performance with respect to quality targetsExecute and lead on-boarding and training programs for Freelancers and new TranslatorsProduction Management 10%Manage deadlines and resource allocation for e-commerce production and other ad-hoc projectsProduce written work for projects as requiredAssist research efforts in support of the team’s business priorities and needsQualificationsBachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature,Translation, Linguistics, Journalism, or related field/experienceA minimum of 3 years experience in writing, editing, translation and adaptation, ideally as part of a content team in a high-volume publishing environment for a Mandarin-speaking marketExcellent verbal and written skills in EnglishAdvanced research skillsMastery of Chinese grammar, spelling, and usage including ability to craft culturally-sensitive textsGood understanding of tone of voice, with an ability to adapt to different writing stylesGood understanding of SEM, SEO, and content marketing strategiesSkillsDetail-oriented and versatile writer Demonstrated knowledge of fashion terminology & culture for the Mandarin-speaking marketAbility to articulate and present creative ideasAbility to work effectively to meet tight deadlinesTeam player with great communication and interpersonal skillsCreative and agile thinker who is self-motivated and collaborativeDesire to develop talent