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FRENCH LANGUAGE SENIOR PRODUCT SUB EDITOR

DEPARTMENT
Photo Studio
LOCATION
Here East
CLOSING DATE
31/07/2019

What the role is

As the global product content team’s French-language Senior Sub-Editor, your will be key to the delivery of our French-language product page content. Reporting to the Translation Manager, you will edit translations provided by an external agency, ensuring the language is clear, precise and maintaining a modern-luxury style, in line with the MATCHESFASHION  tone of voice. You will bring your local knowledge of the French eCommerce market and have experience translating high-quality content that has a strong fashion point of view. You will have an enthusiasm for fashion, an in-depth knowledge of designers and trends, be organised and able to meet strict daily deadlines, and manage your own workload within a fast-paced environment. You will have demonstrable management experience and will be responsible for leading a team of Junior and Midweight editors based in our Photo Studio. Highly organised and production-minded, you will work closely with the French Translation Manager to create a seamless translation workflow, ensuring that all translated copy is subbed and approved in a timely manner, and to a high standard.

What you’ll be doing

  • Sub-edit previously translated French product descriptions, titles and size and fit details, as well as designer landing pages to the highest standards of accuracy
  • Ensure that all French-language product copy reflects the MATCHESFASHION tone of voice, checking accuracy, grammar, consistency and ensuring house style is maintained 
  • Work closely with English-language Editors to ensure that any style changes or amendments are aligned across both sites
  • Lead a team of French Junior and Midweight Sub-Editors with strong organizational skills working with a fast-paced Studio environment
  • Provide regular feedback to external translations company
  • Conduct and coordinate regular audits across the site
  • Help to continually develop the team’s brand knowledge and inspire Junior Sub-Editors with regular feedback, workshops, trainings and trend research
  • 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 
  • Book, train and support freelance French Sub-Editors as and when required
  • Support the Translation Manager, Editorial and Marketing teams 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.

About you

  • Native French speaker, with an in-depth local knowledge and a background in fashion
  • Fluent in English
  • Demonstrable experience as a French-language translator or sub-editor in either a digital or fashion environment, including translating English content into French 
  • Experience in working within a deadline-dependant 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 French 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 French market
  • Ability to work in a close-knit team
  • All applicants must hold the right to work in the UK
  • Experience in leading a team desirable

If you are passionate, hardworking and thrive in a collaborative and fast paced environment then please apply with the below:

  • CV with dates of employment
  • Cover letter
  • Salary details
  • Notice period
At MATCHESFASHION we believe that everyone has a part to play. We are committed to building a working environment with a balanced and inclusive culture. We want people to be themselves and be inspired to do their best work. We value difference and it is key in driving innovation – and innovation is the magic which gives us our advantage as a brand.