CAREERS AT PHAIDON

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children.

Editorial Assistant, Wallpaper* City Guides, London

Wallpaper* City Guides – a tightly edited series for the design-conscious traveller – is looking for a multi-skilled Editorial Assistant to join its small team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism, travel, architecture, design and art, be fastidious about fact-checking, and patient and persistent in constant dealings with PRs and venues worldwide. An ability to write engaging copy and to speak another language would be welcome, as would some knowledge of InDesign.

Key duties:

  • Manage the fact-checking for the guides, including recruiting interns to assist in the process and overseeing their work
  • Carry out research for upcoming guides, and write copy when requested
  • Assist in facilitating the production schedule in liaison with the Editor
  • Build and cultivate a network of hotel, restaurant, gallery and travel PRs
  • Carry out admin tasks associated with the day-to-day running of the series
  • Help with social media channels
  • Be the first point of contact for external enquiries

Requirements:

  • An appreciation for the precise, informative, design-led nature of the guides
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to spot mistakes even when working at speed
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Highly organised and able to cope with juggling four guides at once
  • An excellent phone manner and a cool head under pressure

Applicants should send their CV with a covering letter to Belle Place bplace@phaidon.com by 5pm on Friday 18th November 2016. This is a full-time permanent position.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Project Editor

We need an experienced editor in our London office to project manage titles in various subject areas across our architecture, design and food lists. Working closely with the Publisher and Commissioning Editors, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning through to hand-over to production. This will include assessing texts, editing, managing budgets and schedules, as well as supervising proofreaders and outside editors. You will also liaise extensively with third parties, such as authors, photographers, graphic designers, stylists, freelance editors, picture researchers and Phaidon's production team.

Solid editorial book-management experience in illustrated book publishing (including editing, budget management and InDesign skills), dedication to excellence and accuracy, and a talent for building excellent relationships with authors and freelancers are essential.

Please send a full CV and covering letter including your current salary, to Zek Tahir, Human Resources Manager, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, or email ztahir@phaidon.com. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 30 November 2016

Production Controller, London

Phaidon Press, the premier global publisher of the creative arts, is looking for a multi-skilled Production Controller to work as part of its global production team.

The successful candidate will work on Phaidon’s front-list titles and will be responsible for the complete production process of a range of titles, from concept to delivery to port.

Working closely with the Editorial Department, external designers and overseas suppliers, the ideal candidate will have an amazing eye for colour and the ability to realise design visions at the very highest quality levels necessary to be part of the Phaidon production team. 3–5 years previous experience of working in a book-production environment, along with a strong understanding of print and repro book-production processes is essential.

Reporting to the Senior Production Manager, you will be a clear communicator with excellent multi-tasking skills, along with the ability to work in a fast paced environment, and to deliver products to our exacting quality standards, on time and to budget.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Proven experience of working in a four-colour book production
  • Excellent knowledge of printing, binding and non-standard book techniques
  • Proven experience of overseeing complex and highly illustrated productions
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to multi-task and manage a busy, varied workflow with good communication, administrative and negotiation skills
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to project manage and solve problems at the highest levels
  • Strong working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Word and Excel is essential
  • Experience of working with overseas suppliers, and press passing

If you think this is the perfect job for you, please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter to careers@phaidon.com.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30 November 2016.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that this is a permanent, full time position located in our London office and that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Phaidon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Freelance Artworkers and Typesetters required, London

The London office is currently looking to refresh its freelance contact list and is seeking experienced Freelance Artworkers and Typesetters. Phaidon books require excellence in design, typesetting and schedule management. Applicants must have attention to detail, together with first-class InDesign skills and fluency in other programmes, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

We are looking for people who are happy to work in-house at our canal-side offices when necessary.

Please send a full CV, covering letter and a sample portfolio to João Mota, Design Manager, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, jmota@phaidon.com

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.

We currently require those with fluency in Japanese.

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

 

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