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Foreign Language Publishing Executive, London

Usborne Publishing, one of the world’s leading children’s publishers, is looking to recruit a French speaking Executive for its busy Foreign Language Publishing department in London.

We are looking for candidates with fluent French, as well as being proficient in both spoken and written English. You should have a minimum of 2-3 years’ relevant experience, ideally but not essentially from a Foreign Rights publishing sales background, with an aptitude for a busy commercial environment.    

The work will include regular liaison and discussion of our French language program with our distributor, together with its overall administration. This will include stock control, preparation of catalogues, sales leaflets and marketing materials, compiling monthly sales reports with market commentaries, and liaison with our internal Production Editors and Production teams.  We are looking for meticulous attention to detail, and candidates who are numerate, computer literate and confident with Excel and other Microsoft Office software.

This is a permanent role. The salary will be commensurate with experience, ranging from £32,255 to £36,483 per annum.

Please apply with your CV and a short covering letter to

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th August 2019

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Editorial Assistant, Foreign Language Publishing, London

Usborne’s dynamic and growing Foreign Language Publishing Department is looking for a Portuguese Brazilian-speaking Editorial Assistant to help out with the day-to-day running of its editorial operations at our London office.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to start a career in the industry. The successful candidate will be computer literate, passionate about children’s books, and able to work both independently and as part of the team. Other languages, including French, Spanish, 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.

Closing date 31 July 2019.

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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