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Freelance Japanese Copywriter/Translator

Freelance Japanese Copywriter/Translator


  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Contract: Part Time
  • Applications close: 16 June 2017
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Posted on 19 May 2017

Freelance Japanese Copywriter/Translator at COS

We are looking for a copywriter/editor who is bilingual in English and Japanese (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 Japanese content for a new digital channel. This is a great opportunity for a hard-working and creative individual to play an influential role in developing our brand in Japan.

- Preserving the brand essence and tone of voice for all Japanese content
- Coordinating the editing and publishing of content for a new digital channel

Experience required:
- A minimum of two years’ experience in a translation and copywriting role
- A degree in Japanese language, Marketing, Communication, Translation, Journalism or related subjects
- Experience of working in fashion/lifestyle/editorial environment
- Knowledge of Japanese cultural, digital and retail landscape as well as deep insight into more nuanced market characteristics and sensitivities

Skills required:
- Spoken and written language skills: Native Japanese, native-level English
- 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

How to Apply

To find out more and apply email with ‘Freelance Japanese Translator’ in the subject line.