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Usborne children's books, including Usborne foreign language editions, are produced by in-house editors and designers in the UK. Vacancies are advertised on this page.

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Current vacancies

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Children's Book Designer, London

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 and a tight brief; 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 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
London
EC1N 8RT

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

Head of Publicity, London

Usborne Publishing, the largest and most successful independent children’s publisher in the UK, is looking for an experienced, motivated and creative Head of Publicity to join its busy Marketing & Publicity team.

Usborne publishes over 300 beautiful, fascinating, innovative books every year, and has nearly 3000 titles in print in the UK. We also have hugely interesting and talented staff: founder and MD Peter Usborne; a team of brilliant in-house writers; a 50+ strong art and design team; some of the industry’s most experienced sales people; and a hive of fresh talent.

We are looking for someone with the drive, ambition, passion, enthusiasm – and contacts and experience – to help us turn these fantastic assets into news stories, features and column inches. Usborne is lucky to be hugely well respected in the publishing industry and the book trade. The Head of Publicity will help us maintain this position and translate this into increased consumer awareness of our brand.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, dynamic, self-motivated, able to think creatively and a high achiever. It goes without saying that you should be able to get on with – and get the best out of – a wide range of people. You must be passionate about children’s books in general and (of course) Usborne books in particular. You will bring with you strong media contacts across a wide range of outlets, both in print and digital.

This role would suit an experienced publicist who is keen to move into a more strategic role, working at a corporate level as well as on title and author specific campaigns.

Reporting to the Director of Global Branding & UK Marketing, the Head of Publicity is a new role within our UK Marketing & Publicity team, and will also work closely with colleagues in sales, editorial and senior management.

This is a full-time, permanent role, based in our central London office, offering a competitive salary and benefits.

Please send your CV and covering letter via email to Anna Howorth, Director of Global Branding & UK Marketing: annah@usborne.co.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 28th June 2017

Salary: depending on experience

Only successful candidates will be contacted and we regret that no correspondence can be entered into.  

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
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HT

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, 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.