Product Sub-Editor - Farfetch Platform Solutions


The role

Reporting into the Farfetch Platform Solutions Product Editor, the purpose of the Sub-Editor is to ensure all Farfetch Platform Solutions product descriptions (technical details and styling tips) are on-brand, accurate and free from all grammatical and spelling mistakes. Working with a multitude of varied luxury fashion clients, you will need to switch between TOV styles fluidly and competently with a keen eye for detail. The role will also be responsible for ensuring the size, fit and fabric compositions are correct for each item.

Every day will provide a new opportunity and the workload will become increasingly varied as the Farfetch Platform Solutions team expands its reach.

Flexibility, tenacity and a collaborative attitude are essential for this new role. You will be experienced working in an environment which is fast-paced and deadline driven. Ideally, this would have been a sub-editing role within luxury fashion or e-commerce.

What you'll do

  • Ensure fashion product descriptions are accurate, concise and informative, flagging and addressing issues; this covers styling tips and all technical details
  • Responsible for sub-editing all product copy according to house style; working to tight daily deadlines to check accuracy of copy against images, as well grammar, spelling and formatting
  • Maintain quality of content on product pages with regular quality checks
  • Carry out monthly quality reporting, checking core teamwork and feeding this back to the team
  • Own the house style glossaries ensuring they are up to date and that the team is aware of any changes
  • Deliver constructive feedback to writer in the team
  • Assist the Product Editor with ad hoc projects as required

Who you are
  • You have a strong proofreading and subbing background in a fashion e-commerce environment
  • Experience within luxury retail, with a sound knowledge of luxury fashion, designers and brands
  • Degree in English: preferably First-Class Honours
  • Confident and experienced in adapting to different TOV guidelines
  • Competent using different content management systems
  • Able to showcase a good understanding of garment and accessory construction
  • Commitment to deliver first-class work every time, with very strong attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient user of Excel
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and will be highly self-motivated and passionate about the Farfetch Platform Solutions brand and our clients

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