CAREERS AT PHAIDON

Design Manager (London)

Phaidon Press is the world’s leading publisher of books on the visual arts, with offices and distributors worldwide.

We are seeking a Design Manager to oversee and manage the company's design processes and to work closely with the Creative Director and the Editorial Director to fine-tune systems and processes and ensure best practice between all our offices.

You will liaise with editorial, production, sales and publicity teams to manage the demands of the design department on a day-to-day basis and will oversee, from a design perspective, all foreign and updated editions, titles in established series, and an extensive portfolio of marketing and promotional materials.

You will be the first point of contact for recruiting and contracting freelance book designers, illustrators and photographers (including arranging product shots), and will have a wide range of contacts throughout the design community.

You will have a solid knowledge of bookmaking materials and printing techniques as well as first-class technical experience of Adobe Creative Suite, Quark XPress and font management software. As well as helping to make sure that book-design deadlines and budgets are met, you will enjoy thinking laterally to find imaginative and innovative solutions to problems, whether print or process based.

We are looking for an experienced book designer with a love of systems and organization, creative flair, excellent communication skills and the ability to work calmly under pressure. You will be educated to a degree level in graphic design or comparative subjects and have at least 3-5 years of proven experience in the graphic design industry. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

To apply:

If you think this might be the perfect job for you, please send a covering letter, CV and portfolio in PDF format to designjob@phaidon.com

Account Manager (UK)

To strengthen our UK sales team, we are currently looking for an Account Manager (UK). Reporting to the UK Trade Sales Manager, the Account Manager will be responsible for selling our products to existing and new customers in London and UK (North of England & Scotland). The role is based in our London office and will involve frequent UK travel.

Responsibilities

  • Selling new and existing products to existing customers in London and appointed territories in UK
  • Generating new business
  • Setting up sales promotions and developing trade marketing initiatives
  • Execute the sales strategy to exceed targets
  • Participate at events, fairs and other activities, work in close collaboration with the UK Trade Sales Manager and your team
  • Provide timely and accurate feedback on product and customers, sales forecasting figures and visit reports and travel plans
Experience & skills
  • Proven successful sales experience, preferably in the book industry
  • Interested in or passionate about our books
  • Excellent negotiation skills with a proven track record of closing deals
  • Initiative and entrepreneurial skills
  • Excellent organisational and numerical skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • To enjoy networking and meeting new people

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter for the attention of Graeme Eaves, UK Trade Sales Manager, to Zek Tahir at ztahir@phaidon.com. Closing date, Friday 20th March 2015.

If you have not been contacted within 1 week after the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful.

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Work experience on the Wallpaper* City Guides photography and editorial desks

Wallpaper* City Guides often require students and graduates with language skills to help work on both the editorial and photography desks. For editorial, you should have an interest in travel journalism, architecture, design and art, be fastidious about fact-checking and be happy to contact PRs and various venues throughout the world. On the picture desk, some experience or an interest in photography is key as is the ability to source images and research for upcoming guidebooks. An understanding of the City Guides is imperative.

The languages that would currently be useful are: Spanish

Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter to etombs@phaidon.com specifying language skills and your interest in either editorial or photography desk.

 

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