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SSENSE: Translator Of French Content & Localization


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted April 23, 2021.

Company DescriptionSSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach.

Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.

We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch.

Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture.Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.Job DescriptionReporting to the Associate Manager of French Content, the Translator is responsible for translating and adapting the written content for our product-centric customer touch points.

They will ensure the best-in-class quality of our translated content for our e-commerce and marketing channels, in line with SSENSE guidelines, quality standards and fast turnaround times.

The ideal candidate has meticulous attention to detail, a keen interest in fashion, and strong collaboration and communication skills.ResponsibilitiesTranslation 90%Translate the e-commerce copy, as well as newsletters, SEO-driven texts, internal communications and other ad hoc requests from English to FrenchAssist in writing, implementing and updating tone, approach, and stylistic guidelines for the French product-centric channelsMaintain strict standards of quality control to ensure content is consistent, accurate, and properly translated or adaptedExecute on content strategies for ad-hoc requests and projectsMaintain a rigorous schedule that meets deadlines, capacity and quality targetsContent development 10%Participate in content innovation and workflow development initiativesStay up-to-date on SSENSE processes, point of vue and creative directionQualificationsBachelor’s degree in Translation, French Literature, Linguistics, Journalism, or related field/experienceA minimum of 1 year experience in English-French translation and adaptationExcellent verbal and written skills in French and EnglishStrong research skillsMastery of French grammar, syntax, spelling, vocabulary and usage including ability to craft culturally-sensitive textsGood understanding of tone of voice, with an ability to adapt to different writing stylesSkillsDetail-orientedAbility to work effectively to meet tight deadlinesTeam player with great communication and interpersonal skillsCreative and agile thinker who is self-motivated and collaborativeKnowledge of fashion design, styles and designers, an asset