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SSENSE: Freelance Japanese Translator


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted April 7, 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 76 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 Japanese Content, the Japanese Translator is responsible for the translation of our product descriptions.

He/She will work within the Content & Localization Team and ensure that all Japanese product descriptions are consistent with SSENSE guidelines and quality standards.

The ideal candidate possesses excellent Japanese writing skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a keen interest in fashion.ResponsibilitiesTranslate product descriptions and designer biographies from English to Japanese in conformity with SSENSE guidelinesMaintain and update the terminology database, ensuring the data is correct and reliableAchieve Key Performance Indicators for quality and accuracy of translationsQualificationsBachelor’s degree in Translation, Japanese, Linguistics, or a related fieldA minimum of 2 years experience in English-Japanese translation, ideally in a fashion, luxury or e-commerce environmentMastery of Japanese grammar, spelling and usage including the ability to craft culturally-sensitive textsStrong command of fashion terminology SkillsDetail-oriented with a keen sensibility and knowledge of fashion, retail and pop cultureStrong research skillsAbility to prioritize and handle multiple simultaneous assignmentsSelf-motivated with the ability to work effectively to meet deadlines