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Copywriter/Translator- English to Chinese (freelance)

Copywriter/Translator- English to Chinese (freelance)


  • Salary: Freelance
  • Contract: Part Time
  • Applications close: 25 February 2017
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Posted on 8 February 2017

Copywriter/Translator- English to Chinese (freelance) at COS

We are looking for a part time, freelance copywriter/editor who is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese (both spoken and written) to join the COS marketing team in London for a short-term project. You will be responsible for the translation, proofreading, editing and publishing of content for our new branding website for China. The project spans across 4-5 weeks, starting in April 2017.

What you will do

- Preserve the brand essence and tone of voice for all Chinese content

- Coordinate the editing and publishing of content for a new digital channel

- Create and develop a Chinese Style Guide

- Chinese translation support across other key COS channels

About you

Spoken and written language skills: Bilingual proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English

Should be based in London and able to work both on site as well as remotely

A minimum of two years’ experience in a translation and copywriting role

A degree in Chinese language, Marketing, Communication, Translation, Journalism or related subjects

Experience of working in fashion/lifestyle/editorial environment

Knowledge of Chinese cultural, digital and retail landscape as well as deep insight into more nuanced market characteristics and sensitivities

Experience of working with Chinese social media channels, namely WeChat and Weibo

A strong understanding of the COS brand and tone of voice

Creativity and sensitivity as a writer, editor and translator

Project management skills, must be able to manage multiple projects and requests, efficiently shifting gears at a moment’s notice

Excellent attention to detail and communication skills

Flexible and able to work to very tight deadlines under pressure

Proficiency in using Wordpress, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

How to Apply

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