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We at Walker believe in creating something special.

 

We bring children fun and engaging stories by the best authors and illustrators, which can be experienced in innovative ways.  If you would like to be a part of this, please see below for our current vacancies.  Plus, you can also check out our tweets for job alerts! 

 

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About Walker Books

  

Walker Books UK is part of the vibrant international Group that includes Candlewick Press, Holiday House, Peachtree and Pixel + Ink in the USA and Walker Books Australia.

Renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality, the Walker Books Group is home to a wide range of children's and young adult books.

Award-winning authors and illustrators for the group include Angie Thomas, Sydney Smith, M.T Anderson, Patrick Ness, and Jon Klassen. We are also enormously proud to publish beloved  family brands including Lucy Cousin’s Maisy, Michael Rosen’s We're Going on a Bear HuntSam McBratney and Anita Jeram’s Guess How Much I Love You and Martin Handford’s Where’s Wally? 

Walker Books is strongly committed to protecting personal data. The personal data you provide in your application and as part of the recruitment process will only be held and processed for the purpose of the selection processes of Walker Books and in connection with any subsequent employment or placement, unless otherwise indicated. Your data will be retained only for as long as is permitted by UK legislation and then destroyed.

 

We are always on the lookout for talented people from a range of different backgrounds to work with us.  We aim for diversity in our staff so that we will reflect more closely the community we work in and the people who we make our books for. 

 

Walker encourages applications from ethnic minorities as they are currently under-represented. Consequently, we have partnered with  Creative Access to ensure we reach a more diverse audience. 

 

Current Vacancies

 

UK Sales Director (12 Months FTC)

Contract Type: 12 Months Fixed-Term Contract

Working Hours: Full Time

Location: Vauxhall, London (Hybrid Post Probation)

Closing Date: 4th August 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our UK sales team on a fixed-term contract. You will manage the UK sales team, including the in-house and field sales teams, across all aspects of trade sales, to ensure the maximisation of sales. You will work closely with marketing and publicity across key campaigns, and will work with editorial across all aspects of the publishing process.

For the full job description or to apply, please click here 

 

 

Group Export Sales Executive (12 Months FTC)

Contract Type: 12 Months Fixed-Term Contract

Working Hours: Full Time

Location: Vauxhall, London (Hybrid Post Probation)

Closing Date: 28th July 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy Export team on a 12 month fixed term contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated individual seeking to further their career and grow their sales skills in an Export role. 

For the full job description or to apply, please click here 


 

Submitting Illustrations and Manuscripts:

 

 

If you would like to submit a manuscript or find out how to illustrate books for us please visit the Your Questions page here

 

 

We can't wait to hear from you!