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Six reasons to work at Usborne

Make a difference to children's lives, be creative, give back to charity and more: read our Six reasons to work at Usborne.

Meet Peter and Nicola Usborne and find out more about working at Usborne Publishing.

Part-time Publicity Intern, 3 month contract, London

Would you like to get a taste of work in a busy marketing and publicity department? If so we’d love to hear from you! We are looking for an intern to help us for three months this autumn, dates to be agreed but sooner the better for our busy team. You would be assisting with junior admin tasks such as sending out books to press contacts, helping with press mailings, filing and circulating press cuttings, compiling spreadsheets and so forth. Location is our head office in London, near Farringdon station. We are looking for someone who would be able to come in 2 or 3 days per week, and work Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Fridays.

This is a paid internship at £14.81 per hour. This is a fixed term role for 3 months.

Usborne is an independent, family business, and was ranked #1 specialist children’s publisher in the UK in 2017. Each year we publish over 300 distinctive, engaging, accessible new books, and we have nearly 3000 titles in print. These range from books for babies such as the bestselling That’s not my… series to YA fiction from acclaimed authors such as Holly Bourne – with everything from Magic Painting to Politics for Beginners in between. The UK Marketing & Publicity team is responsible for promoting and publicising this entire list to trade customers and consumers.

If you are interested please send in a short covering letter and your CV, together with details of your availability to Anna Howorth at

Closing date: 25th September 2018

Please note only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Children's Book Designer, London

This is an incredible opportunity to join Usborne's large, dynamic and diverse art and design department.

Usborne already employs more than fifty designers, each of whom plays a vital role in shaping the look and feel of the company's vibrant publishing programme.

We are now expanding and looking for fresh talent: designers with flair who can innovate and imagine as well they can draw; creative thinkers with excellent draftsmanship; people who can work quickly to a high standard; who understand the importance of colour and typography – and who are passionate about getting beautifully designed books into the hands of children. 

Experience of working with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is also desirable.

Please write to us including your CV and printed samples of your work to the address below.

Children's book designer
Usborne Publishing Ltd
Usborne House
83-85 Saffron Hill

Please note that only candidates called for interview will be contacted.

Equal opportunities

Usborne is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Usborne offices

Usborne Publishing is based in London, near Farringdon Station. Our editorial, design, production, foreign rights and foreign language departments are all based in this office, as well as marketing, PR, sales, and accounts.

We have additional editorial and design offices in Wolverhampton and Eynsham, near Oxford, and our direct sales division, Usborne Books at Home, is also based in Eynsham.

Jobs for all locations are advertised on this page.

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