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Spanish-speaking Production Editor, London

Usborne’s dynamic and growing Foreign Language Publishing Department is looking for a Spanish-speaking Production Editor to work in its London office on its fantastic range of Spanish-language books.

The successful candidate will be fluent in English as well as Spanish, computer literate, passionate about children’s books, with an eye for fine detail, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Other languages, including French, Portuguese, Italian and German, will be advantageous but not essential.

Please send CV and covering letter to Nick Stellmacher at

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

Salary: £28,797

Closing date 27 September 2019.

Senior Marketing Coordinator (Part time 0.4, Temporary 8 months), Usborne Books at Home, Oxford

Usborne Books at Home is the successful Direct Sales division of Usborne Publishing. We provide and promote the opportunity for entrepreneurial people to build successful home-based businesses selling Usborne books in homes, schools and online 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 company initiatives.

Relevant marketing experience or a good marketing qualification, plus an exceptional standard of written English are essential. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and proven leadership & project management skills.

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

This is a temporary, part time (job share) role. Salary commensurate with experience.

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No agencies.

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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