Emma Bullen

Emma Bullen


Emma is currently a managing editor at the Walt Disney Company, leading a team of talented writers and translators in five languages. She has written for a plethora of award-winning children’s brands both online and in print, as well as features for an older audience on topics such as food and drink, creativity, travel, and music.

Work experience

Work experience
Apr 2011 - Present

Manager, Editorial

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Editorial team, and dotted-line manager to the global translation team. 
  • Representing the Editorial discipline to the company, guiding Club Penguin's voice & tone and ensuring its use in all projects. 
  • Carrying out approvals and giving feedback to internal team and third parties. 
  • Sub-editing and proof reading content. 
May 2009 - Apr 2010

Team Lead, Editorial

  • Responsible for general oversight of the Editorial team, and the first point of contact for the team’s daily tasks. 
  • Point of contact for global Translation team. 
  • Assists in representing the Editorial discipline to the company. 
  • Assisting in guiding Club Penguin's voice & tone and ensuring its use in all projects, reviewing existing copy and reporting deviations to the manager.
  • Carrying out approvals and giving feedback to internal team and third parties. 
  • Sub-editing and proof reading content. 
May 2008 - May 2009

Creative Writer

  • Working with a variety of creative teams to create fun, kid-friendly editorial content for Club Penguin.
  • Weaving together ideas, content and input from multiple sources into a compelling story. 
  • Responsible for planning, writing and coordinating copy and other assets as required. 
Jan 2006 - Mar 2008

Writer/Sub-editor, Youth and Children's Magazines


Originally working on Fimbles and Toybox magazines and transferring to CBeebies Weekly magazine in March.• Writing and creating layout of imaginative and engaging content for the magazine. • Proofreading and sub-editing content to a high standard in accordance with the house style. • Sourcing and managing content from freelance contributors, including photographs and illustrations.

Sep 2003 - Jan 2005

Researcher, CBeebies Interactive


• Researching, compiling and preparing original and detailed content for the site including writing stories, creating video and graphics.• Managing content assets, monitoring site progress and carrying out maintenance and development.• Proofreading and sub-editing content.• Seeing through the acquisition of materials such as photos, video and audio files.

Jul 2002 - Jan 2003

Web Assistant, CBeebies Interactive


• Carrying out the maintenance and development of CBeebies online, ensuring that it reaches its target audience through its websites and feedback.• Repackaging, developing and adding content to the site from a variety of sources.• Working alongside production teams to facilitate the flow of information, photos and assets.• Monitoring production quality, particularly design, function, accuracy and safety or sources.

Mar 2002 - Jul 2002

Editorial Assistant, BBC Search


Researching the best web resources from a user perspective. • Ensuring all content meets BBC editorial guidelines.• Inputting of sites into online database and uploading of content to the live service.• Maintaining an awareness of events, publications, trends and other national issues and relating them to content in an intelligent way.

Aug 2001 - Mar 2002

Production Assistant

Virgin Media

• Assisting the producers on the daily maintenance on the Travel and Days out, Music, Movies and Stage channels.• Writing timely and inspirational content for features, live reviews and album reviews.• Editing and publishing user reviews and answering queries of the general public.


Sep 2000 - Sep 2001



  • Electronic publishing
  • Internet technologies
  • Legal and social aspects
  • Systems management
  • XML