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Senior Editor, Farshore

HarperCollins Publishers


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Farshore as a Senior Editor to Shape the Future of Children's Entertainment with World-Renowned Brands


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Hybrid (In-person ~3 day / week)

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Farshore, a leader in children’s licensed publishing, offers an exciting opportunity to work with global brands including Minecraft, Pokémon, and PAW Patrol. As part of the dynamic Farshore team, you'll contribute to a portfolio that sparks the imaginations of young readers worldwide. This is your chance to be at the forefront of blending storytelling with iconic characters in a role that promises creativity, authority, and the chance to influence children's entertainment.

  • Role Summary:
    • Take creative lead on key brands, driving programme planning and new title creation.
    • Present research and concepts at stakeholder meetings, demonstrating brand expertise.
    • Line manage and mentor editorial staff, maintaining high editorial standards.
    • Commission content, manage freelancers, and negotiate content creation deals.
    • Forge strong relationships with IP holders and represent Farshore professionally.
    • Deliver projects on time/budget in collaboration with design and production teams.
    • Copy edit/proofread and handle feedback to ensure quality outputs.
    • Develop and update metadata and AIS to maximize consumer reach.
    • Utilize HC systems and processes to align with business goals.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Demonstrable editorial experience, preferably in management and licensing.
    • Knowledge of gaming brands and children‚Äôs titles.
    • Strong editorial, time management, and troubleshooting skills.
    • Excellent communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills.
    • Active interest in licensing and industry trends with commercial awareness.
    • Adaptability to new systems and processes.
  • Benefits:
    • Hybrid working model and competitive holiday package.
    • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave and private healthcare/life assurance.
    • Access to mental health resources, seasonal working hours, and employee networks.
    • Professional development opportunities and onsite perks (varies by location).
    • Charitable engagement support and environmental commitment.

Application Process Details:

  • Express your enthusiasm and expertise by applying through Applied, not via email.
  • For queries, email [email removed - click apply for more details] with the job title as the subject.

Farshore is looking for an experienced senior editor to join its market leading children’s licensed publishing division. Our list boasts the biggest brands in the world such as Minecraft, Pokémon, Sonic, PAW Patrol, Winnie-the-Pooh and Thomas & Friends. The senior editor will proactively oversee and create some pre-school titles, but predominantly focus on primary and gaming brands. They will have a passion for licensed publishing and be able to bring knowledge, authority and creative excellence to the role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creative lead for key brands with an integral role in programme planning, researching and creating new titles, including presenting at key stakeholder meetings as required and developing in-depth knowledge about the brands under their remit.

  • May be required to line manage one editor, but also as a senior member of the editorial team mentor junior colleagues to develop business knowledge and editorial skills.

  • Oversee a range of titles, both their own and those of colleagues, from inception through to print, ensuring high editorial standards.

  • Commission original content and manage freelancers where appropriate, negotiating with external parties to get the best deals on content creation.

  • Develop and maintain good relationships with the IP holders, representing Farshore with professionalism, understanding and creative excellence.

  • Deliver projects on time and on budget, in collaboration with design and production, for children of different ages.

  • Copy edit/proofread titles for team members as required as part of our wider approvals process and engage constructively with feedback from the team.

  • Create and update market leading metadata and AIS to enable your titles to successfully reach our consumers.

  • Ensure all the relevant HC systems and processes are used and understood to meet the wider business goals.

Your First Sixth Months

  • Bring enthusiasm and knowledge to the team and hit the ground running to develop a commercial range of licensed titles, navigating the HCsystems/processes, whilst successfully managing your line report/mentoring junior colleagues and sharing responsibilities with the Farshore Brands & Licensing team.¬†

Experience Required

  • Demonstrable editorial experience in a similar role, preferably a managerial one

  • Experience and/or understanding of licensing, ideally including gaming brands

  • Knowledge and experience working on titles for children

Skills Required

  • Strong editorial skills

  • Strong time management and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Effective stakeholder relationship/approvals management

  • Active interest in licensing and industry-related trends

  • Commercial awareness and understanding

  • Adaptability to new systems


  • Hybrid working model (3 days in the office)

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days)¬†

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave¬†

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance¬†

  • Summer Hours¬†¬†

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal¬†

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme¬†

  • Relocation Rent Support Loan¬†¬†

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC¬†

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes¬†

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers¬†

  • Gym membership discount¬†

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only)¬†

  • Charitable donation matching and¬† 2 volunteering days¬†

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company¬†

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books¬†

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts¬†

  • Onsite prayer room¬†

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to [email removed - click apply for more details] with subject heading ‚ÄėVacancy Query‚Äô plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Please note, if you are interested in the role you would need to submit your application via Applied. We do not accept email applications.


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