The Lead Editor is responsible for aligning and collaborating with teams within Mattel and licensees to ensure publishing content aligns with existing brand content strategies, in addition to developing new story/content ideas specific to the category. This role works closely with the Mattel Creations Team, the Franchise Creative Team and the Publishing Team to ensure feedback is provided to licensees on a timely basis.
What We're Looking For:
Excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading and narrative skills
Eye for detail and accuracy in work
Strong visual communication skills and design aesthetics; experience working with Designers extremely helpful
Ability to give clear and instructive direction, whether advising on overarching theme or specific nuances
Excellent organizational and presentation skills
Understanding of the business objectives related to design and publishing
Adaptable and ability to work with many different disciplines is a must
Experience working with licensing and/or children's publishing
Excellent follow up, follow through and project mgmt. is a must
Ability to tailor message/copy to different style and tones is a key to success
Must be collaborative and a team player
Effective communication skills: both written and spoken
What It's Like to Work Here:
Mattel is passionate about our employee experience, which is built on community, opportunity and purpose. Our employees are at their best when they're recognized, rewarded, and empowered to drive their own Mattel journey - that's why we offer flexible work schedules, unlimited paid time off for exempt employees, a generous holiday schedule, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Depending on location, we also provide on-site resources like childcare and a fitness center to help seamlessly integrate work and life. There are endless opportunities to grow here, with a strong focus on career development, open access to senior leadership, and on-site and online training. Employees often say the best part of working at Mattel is the people, and we build our community through employee resource groups, clubs, leagues and activities that allow you to bring the "whole you" to work. We're a family-friendly, inclusive, purpose-driven company that provides ample time and unique opportunities to give back to the communities in which we work and play. Our employees embody our WONDER values and are ready to put them into action every day.
Who We Are:
Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, American Girl, Fisher-Price, Thomas & Friends and MEGA, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential.
Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.
Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
(minorities/female/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity)