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Senior Marketing Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

(Usborne Books at Home, Oxford)

Contract Type: 12 month fixed contract
 Full time
Responsible to: Managing Director

Founded in 1981, Usborne Books at Home is the direct sales division of Usborne Publishing. We provide and promote an opportunity for entrepreneurial people to build successful home-based businesses selling Usborne books in homes, schools and via social media throughout the UK and Europe.

We are looking for a positive and energetic person to take temporary lead of our small but dynamic marketing team; coordinating all aspects of our marketing & communications programme as well as being immersed in ambitious new company initiatives.

  • Are you an exceptional team leader with an eye for detail, strategy and project management?
  • Do you have a passion for communication and visualisation?
  • Do you want to play an integral role in the development of significant new marketing strategies?

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant marketing experience or a good marketing qualification.
  • An exceptional standard of written English.
  • The ability to work quickly to a very high standard.
  • Excellent communication and proven leadership & project management skills.
  • Commitment to quality and an eye for detail.

Now is a fantastic time to join Usborne Books at Home, a growing company with ambitious and exciting plans for the future.

Please send your CV and handwritten covering letter to the address below:

Mark Franklin, Managing Director
Usborne Books at Home, 
Unit 8, Oasis Park
Stanton Harcourt Road
Oxon OX29 4TU

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. 

No agencies.

Editor/Writer, London

An exciting opportunity to join Usborne Publishing's friendly and talented in-house editorial team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time editor/writer to work on all stages of our award-winning illustrated information books for children.

You must be able to think visually, be logical and meticulous, creative and innovative, and able to write with flair.

Some relevant experience – of publishing, writing or researching – would be useful.

Please send your CV and reasons for applying to:

Fiona Patchett, Usborne Publishing,
Usborne House, 83-85 Saffron Hill,
London EC1N 8RT

Closing date: 30th April 2017.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

No agencies please.

Children's Book Designer, London

We are looking for an innovative and imaginative designer to develop highly illustrated books for children. You should be a creative thinker, with excellent drawing and visualisation skills, work quickly to a very high standard and have a good knowledge of typography.

Our offices are in Farringdon, with excellent transport links; Crossrail is opening in 2018.

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

Please send your CV and printed samples of your work (no CDs please) 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.

Children's Book Designer, Wolverhampton

We are looking for a talented designer to create highly visual books for children. You will need excellent drawing skills, and should be able to work quickly, with imagination and inspiration to the highest standard.

We are based in a historic listed building in central Wolverhampton, with an independent cinema and café in the courtyard below. The train and bus stations are a minute's walk away.

Experience of working with Adobe Creative Suite is desirable.

Relevant degree qualification required.

Please send your CV and printed samples of your work on A4 or A3 paper (no CDs please) to:

Children's book designer
Usborne Publishing, Unit 37
The Chubb Building, Fryer Street

Only successful applicants 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.

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.