Editorial Lead - FoodTech startup

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: 〜800万円
Specialization: Consumer Goods & Retail, Advertising,
Sub Specialization: Creative / Designer, Site Development / Expansion,
Contact: Tomohiro Suzuki
Reference: JO-2205-470850
Tomohiro Suzuki

☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required ☑Remote ☑Hybrid (On-site x Remote)

Editorial Lead

[Company Description]
Global FoodTech startup
*the world's leading meal kit provider*

The role
We have just launched in Japan, with ambitious plans to become a key player in the Japanese FoodTech ecosystem. This is a great opportunity to significantly contribute to shaping and growing our Product.
We are seeking a Recipe Editorial Lead to join the Culinary team. The Recipe Editorial Lead will be responsible for writing delicious copies in our recipes, ensuring a standard of quality, and innovating on existing recipes guidelines that drive excitement across our customer base. The role is cross-functional and works hand-in-hand with recipe developers in the Product team, as well as with Operations and Brand teams to develop the best possible product.

What you'll do

  • Design editorial best-practices from content creation to quality assurance
  • Edit / rewrite recipe content to ensure maximum user readability / ease of use
  • Create recipe titles, recipe descriptions to ensure brand values are communicated
  • Manage and optimize quality assurance process, including coordination of all stakeholders involved
  • Execute weekly quality assurance tasks relating to recipe content, including rigorous proofreading of approved recipes of recipes to ensure that all data is correct (ingredients/text/images/liaise with FSQA) on our digital platform and physical recipe cards
  • Create a Style Guide with standardized guidelines for technical elements (dish type, cook time expressions, common methods) with Culinary team, and on tone and voice with Brand team
  • Manage recipe photo creation workstream liaising with photo studio in HQ and local culinary team to ensure recipe images are localized and appealing
  • Interact with our Business Process Outsourcing team, to enable them in supporting local editorial task needs
  • Monthly reporting on the progress of recipe editorial team to ensure guidelines / content related errors are minimized
  • Grow editorial capabilities within the team to best stay on top of editorial needs
  • Hold detailed knowledge of our customer, our brand, trends and competitor styles as it pertains to recipe copy, titles, and visual language
  • Participate in weekly touchpoints with culinary team to align on feedback, trends and to improve editing processes

What you'll bring

  • Obsession with food
  • 3+ years experience with consumer-facing copywriting (magazine, blog, etc.) preferably from the food and/or lifestyle industry
  • E to J translation experience preferred
  • A Diploma or Certificate in a writing related field preferred
  • High attention to detail and unyielding when it comes to output quality
  • A natural ability to work cross functionally with various stakeholders, gathering key inputs, and juggling diverse opinions and competing priorities
  • Ownership in your work, driven by results, accountability, and is on top of tight weekly deadlines
  • Self-starter workstyle who proactively takes on big ideas and projects
  • Experience working in an international team / global company
  • Ease in a start-up environment, where you will own your role, growth, and also jump in to support the team where needed
  • Native level Japanese and full professional English proficiency, both spoken and written are a must
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office / Google Suites and ability to pick up new work tools quickly will be a strong plus

[Language Requirement]
English Language level: Business level
Japanese Language level: Fluent - Native Level (Equivalent to JLPT N1)
Work permission in Japan required

Tokyo / remote work

5~8 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)

What we offer

  • An opportunity to join a hyper-growth FoodTech startup and scale with a team here to get things done
  • A highly challenging and fully supportive environment to scale and excel your craft as an Editorial expert
  • Direct, high impact on our product and operations setup from day one
  • A vibrant international environment with mission-driven colleagues
  • A guaranteed steep learning curve & boost for your career
  • The chance to have a serious impact at one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: JO-2205-470850
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Art / Creative, Other