Jobs at Usborne

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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Sales Team Assistant (fixed term contract, 9 months), London

We are currently looking for a diligent Sales Team Assistant, with excellent communication and organisational skills, to join our dynamic UK Sales & Marketing department.

The role

Working within a busy team, this role provides invaluable support to our UK sales team and its customers.

Key tasks include preparing sales presentations, managing sales materials and processing and tracking trade orders, as well as providing the first point of contact in the office for general trade enquiries and UK customer services.

The person

The Sales Team Assistant must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels within Usborne, external colleagues across the supply chain, trade customers and the general public.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a polite and professional manner.

Impeccable organisational and time management skills are essential, as this person must be able to manage a large and varied workload and work to strict deadlines without compromising accuracy.

Strong IT skills are also a requirement: this role requires a good working knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint; advanced knowledge of Excel would be advantageous.

The successful candidate would have at least 6 months’ experience working in a similar role, ideally within the book trade, and a genuine interest in sales and children’s publishing.

Salary: between £27,014 and £30,258, depending on experience.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Arfana Islam:

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 31st January 2017.

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.