Editor, Farshore

HarperCollins Publishers

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, UK
Salary £30,000 - £31,500 (GBP)
Team Farshore
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 25th Jun 2024 BST

Perks and benefits

Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.67 (24798)

Job Description

Introduction to the role

Farshore is looking for an experienced editor to join its market leading licensed publishing division. Our list boasts the biggest brands in the world, such as Minecraft, Pokemon and Sonic. The editor will have a particular focus on gaming and a passion for this area, being able to bring knowledge, authority and creative excellence to the role.

Key tasks and accountabilities:

  •   Oversee a range of titles from inception through to print, ensuring high editorial standards.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Work closely with the Publisher and creative team to develop ideas for publishing, assist with pitches and key stakeholder meetings/presentations as required.

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

Experience required:

  • Demonstrable editorial experience in a similar role

  • Experience and/or understanding of licensing

  • Knowledge and experience working on titles for children

  • Interest in and understanding of the gaming market

    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

The Farshore Division Values

Colourful – We believe in the power of reading – the ability to make the fantastical real, and the real, really fascinating. With creative flair, we bring together the hottest authors and biggest brands to create a never-ending catalogue of incredible characters and exciting stories – to inspire young minds and spark a lifelong love of reading.

Open – We are dedicated to publishing books which celebrate the diverse lives found in classrooms and communities across the UK. We engage directly with our consumers to discover their wants and needs, and invite opinion – so that we can support parents, carers, educators and gift-givers in choosing the right books for children.

Dynamic – We pride ourselves in leading the way forward in children’s publishing. Drawing on long held knowledge and expertise, we operate with passion and optimism. We are energetic. We never stand still. We are committed to spotting the latest trends and embracing innovation, in order to grow reading and secure the future of our industry.

Empowering – We understand how reading can have a positive impact on every area of a child’s life – improving wellbeing, building communities and enriching lives far beyond the pages of our books. We work hard to break down the barriers to reading and make resources available for free for families, teachers and anyone


  • 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, Pride at HC, Social Mobility Network and Neurodiversity at Work

  • 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

  • Green Electric/Hybrid Car Benefit Scheme (salary sacrifice)

  • With Trees for Life we plant a tree in the Highlands of Scotland for every permanent hire

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, digital 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 recruitment@harpercollins.co.uk with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ 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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