Usborne Publishing

Usborne Publishing

Careers at Usborne Publishing

Usborne is an independent, family business, creating books which spark curiosity in children of all ages. These range from books for babies such as the bestselling That’s not my… series of touchy-feely books, to Young Adult fiction from acclaimed authors such as Holly Bourne and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – with everything from Magic Painting to Politics for Beginners in between. Whilst the company is now a market leader in children’s publishing and one of the best-known brands in children’s books, the company retains a friendly and familial feel. If you want to work somewhere close-knit enough for people to know your name, but which has a first-class reputation around the world, Usborne is the place for you. See all our books and find out more at

Behind the scenes


  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 6% employer contribution rising with service and your contribution

  • Holiday

    25 days’ holiday a year (excl UK public holidays) rising with service, and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Regular salary reviews

    Annual review at all levels and additionally in line with a salary framework, to ensure equal pay for equal work and that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase.

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

    Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave which you are eligible for after 18 months continuous service prior to 11th week before your due date.

  • Cycle-to-Work

    We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.

  • Healthcare Cashback Scheme

    Cashback up to scheme limits on everyday healthcare such as optical, dental and physiotherapy services from day one

  • Employee Assitance

    Comprehensive employee assistance for you and your partner and dependents - providing counselling and advice services