WGSN - Chinese Editor - New York

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Perm Full Time
New York, USA
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Close date:
10 April 2017
Job Description: Chinese Editor
Business: WGSN - Localization
Location: New York

WGSN Group is the World’s leading fashion trend forecaster with global offices and over 6,000 customers around the world, working with every Retailer on the Fortune 500 and key fashion brands across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and North America. WGSN group provides solutions to the fashion, retail, CPG, and interiors markets across Product development, marketing, customer segmentation, and more.

The primary role of WGSN Chinese editor is to localize translation of WGSN’s fashion/lifestyle content and keep WGSN’s Chinese site up to date on daily basis. He/she will work with a peer editor to curate content for localization based on the industry insight and local market trend.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • Edit Chinese translation of WGSN’s fashion and lifestyle content, ensuring the spirit and intent of the original English concepts are conveyed precisely with a natural flow; make certain that all Chinese localization content are grammatically accurate, free from spelling error, and contain correct terminologies on a consistent basis
  • Handle in-house localization requests from WGSN’s other departments as may be required
  • Localize and maintain fashion keyword database and keep these terminologies consistent across WGSN’s Chinese localized content
  • Consistently deliver high quality Chinese localization content by deadlines arranged by the department’s managers
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with all to ensure smooth execution of localization content onto multi medias that include but not limited to trend reports, videos, and marketing collaterals
  • Contribute to the development and management of the WGSN Chinese website content and assist in publishing Chinese marketing newsletters as may be required
  • Track the latest fashion trends in Chinese market and understand basic WGSN user behavior from analytics reports and data to enable the best content selection for WGSN’s Chinese website
  • Coordinate with freelance Chinese editor(s) on an as needed basis. This includes training, assigning work, keeping track of their workflow, and providing directions & answers to their questions; review translation tests from potential freelancer candidates
  • Cover for peer Chinese editor when he/she is away from the office

Required Background & Skills:
  • Must be fully bilingual Chinese-English with exceptional command in Chinese reading, writing, and editing
  • Outstanding English & Chinese comprehension and communications skills
  • Proficient in researching for the most relevant localization terminologies according to the context given
  • Produce high-quality localization content under tight deadlines; writing must be concise and grammatically accurate
  • Passionate about language & fashion; prior experience handling content in fashion, lifestyle or publishing industry are strongly preferred
  • Degree in Translation, Localization, Journalism or Communications preferred
  • A team player, fast learner and great multi-tasker who is open to challenges. He/She should be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as working with a group of people from different teams
  • A proactive communicator, has good command in time management
  • Usage proficiency in Apple computer and Google tools
  • Basic understanding of market research and Google Analytics desired