Production Coordinator, New York
Phaidon, the premier global publisher of the creative arts, is looking for an experienced and multi-skilled Production Coordinator to work as part of its global production team.
You will work primarily on the innovative Phaidon children's list, but will also be responsible for titles in the art, design, cookery, and fashion sectors. Working directly with the editorial teams in New York, you will manage all stages of the production of our books for a worldwide market, from concept to warehouse delivery, along with the associated project management and safety testing.
Previous experience of working in a book production environment for 3-5 years is essential, and within children's publishing, a distinct advantage.
With strong skills in InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite, you will have in-depth experience of high quality four-color printing, as well as of working with third-party reprographic houses. Excellent color skills will therefore be essential, as will your experience in working with overseas vendors in multiple time-zones.
Reporting directly to the London office, you will be a clear communicator, with excellent multi-tasking skills, along with the ability to work under pressure and to deliver products to our exacting quality standards, on time and to budget.
If you think this is the perfect job for you, please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter stating your current salary and benefits to Elaine Ward PCNY@phaidon.com. The closing date for applications is Friday, October 9th 2015. 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 position is located in our New York office and that all candidates must have the right to work in the US. Phaidon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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: Japanese and Mandarin Chinese
Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying language skills and your interest in either editorial or photography desk.