CAREERS AT PHAIDON

Senior Publicist

Phaidon Press (est. 1923) is the world’s leading publisher of beautiful illustrated books across art, architecture, design, photography and food. Reporting to the Head of Press, we are seeking an exceptional Senior Publicist to work on our high-profile, lead titles as we continue to expand our illustrious list. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous publicity experience looking for their next challenge to contribute with ideas and passion as part of a small and friendly team based in Central London.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing innovative publicity campaigns across a wide range of disciplines both in the UK and internationally. Your campaigns will be creative, considered, intelligent and impactful, incorporating both traditional and online media as well as events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing publicity campaigns independently as well as working with a wider campaigns team
  • Liaising with key stakeholders to ensure that they are kept up to date with PR plans, activity and coverage
  • Building relationships directly with authors
  • Attending regular journalist meetings and growing your network of contacts
  • Managing campaign budgets and personal administration
  • Coordinating and selling serial rights to newspapers and magazines
  • Organising and implementing high-profile author events and tours

You will:

  • Be proactive – someone who seeks out new opportunities and comes up with fresh ideas
  • Be organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • Have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have a strong network of media contacts
  • Be imaginative and thoughtful in your campaign strategies
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team

Essential Criteria:

  • PR experience either in-house or at an agency
  • An interest and passion for the arts and books
  • A strong understanding and proven interest in digital and how it works
  • Experience organising events and PR tours
  • Experience in selling serial rights would be advantageous

To apply, please send your full CV with a covering letter to Zek Tahir at ztahir@phaidon.com

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Junior Design Assistants

Phaidon Press often require junior design and/or art-workers to assist in their London offices with the layout of large-scale projects.

Recent design graduates interested in fixed-term work should send their CVs or portfolios to Sarah Boris, Design Manager at sboris@phaidon.com.

International Editions Assistant

Salary competitive, depending on experience. Full-time / permanent.

Phaidon is seeking to appoint a full-time International Editions Assistant, based in London, who will be responsible for the general administrative running of the department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing first class administrative support to the department managers to ensure smooth running of department operations
  • Handling diaries, booking meetings and organising sales trips
  • Managing the production of co-editions from agreement of deal through to shipping and final invoicing
  • Working closely with the design, production and legal departments to ensure current projects remain on schedule
  • Liaising with publishers who have contracted titles to ensure they receive any required support through the co-edition process
  • Communicating with publishers worldwide to supply information, sample copies and regular dissemination of materials to targeted rights managers world-wide excluding Western Europe
  • Managing the invoicing process for contracted co-editions and corporate sales
  • Assisting in preparation, attending and managing follow-up for book fairs and sales trips
  • Managing contact databases and undertaking research and targeted sales and marketing campaigns

This is an excellent opportunity to join the company in an exciting time. The right candidate will be friendly, well-organised, efficient, reliable and able to co-ordinate a large workload. A confident administrator, this role requires a commercially minded person with a good knowledge of word and excel. Previous publishing experience, particularly in the rights department and language skills is an advantage.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Johanna Rose: JRose@phaidon.com. Closing date - Friday 22nd August. If you are not contacted within 14 days of applying for this role, please assume that you have not been successful.