Product Sub Editor

Job title: Product Sub Editor
Contract type: Permanent
Reference: SC180814-2
Contact details: Sherry Chan
Contact email:
Job published: August 14, 2018 10:23

Our client, a global luxury-shopping destination for men and women, bringing together a modern edit of over 400 established and emerging designers, urgently looking for a Junior / Senior Product Sub Editor, Japanese Speaker, to join their group.



  • Reporting to the Senior Japanese Sub Editor, Photo Studio Department
  • Sub-edit previously translated Japanese product descriptions, titles and size and fit details to the highest standards of accuracy
  • Work closely with English-language editors to ensure that any style changes or amendments are aligned across both sites
  • Conduct regular audits across the site
  • Ensure all size, fit and care information is communicated in a way that is as clear and concise as possible
  • Complete a final check once the product is live, amending if necessary
  • Support the studio manager, editorial and marketing team with any ad-hoc requests
  • Meet daily upload targets and be measured both on volumes and content accuracy and quality
  • Complete any other related duties as reasonably requested




  • Native Japanese speaker, with an in-depth local knowledge and a background in fashion
  • Fluent in English
  • Demonstrable experience as a Japanese-language translator or sub editor in either a digital or fashion environment, including translating English content into Japanese
  • Experience in working within a deadline-dependent production workflow
  • The enthusiasm and flexibility to embrace working in a fast-paced digital environment
  • Ability to work on CMS, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent written Japanese and English with a flair for short, sharp copy
  • A proven ability to work quickly and efficiently with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Sound knowledge of fashion, designers, brands and eCommerce, with a focus on the Japanese market
  • Ability to work in a close-knit team


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