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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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Foreign Rights Assistant, London

We are looking for a proactive, motivated and highly organised individual with good administrative and communication skills to join our busy Rights Department.

You will need to have good computer skills, be numerate and interested in children’s books. The position involves contact with foreign publishers and includes helping to organise and attend major book fairs, so foreign languages would be useful but are not essential. You will also be responsible for dealing with permissions.  

Start date: ideally 1st June 2017.

Please send your CV with a covering letter by email to:

Or alternatively:

Paula Ziedna
Foreign Rights Director
Usborne Publishing
83-85 Saffron Hill

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

No agencies please.

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.