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. Phaidon is headquartered in New York and London, with offices in several other cities. Phaidon books are sold in a wide variety of sales channels – bookstores and specialty shops, retail and online – around the world.

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Sales Representative, Greater London

We are currently looking for a Sales Representative to join their UK Sales Team. Reporting to the Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for selling the Phaidon list to accounts in London and the surrounding areas.

Responsibilities

  • Manage an existing account base including bookshops, museums and gift retailers
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities within the territory
  • Manage the stocking and merchandising of in-store concessions
  • Take a leading role in the setting up and running of trade fairs and events

Experience and skills required

  • A passion for Phaidon books
  • Proven success in a sales role, preferably in the book industry
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • A proficient user of Excel and sales reporting systems

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter to Zek Tahir, HR Manager at ztahir@phaidon.com

Closing date: 19th November 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

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Project Editor (Food), New York

We are seeking an experienced full-time Editor to work in our New York City office and project manage our award-winning food titles. Working closely with the Executive Commissioning Editor, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, through manuscript and photo delivery, to the file handover to the production department and subsequent checking. This will include assessing text and images, editing, managing budgets, creating schedules, creating seasonal materials (fact sheets, catalog copy) as well as booking and supervising freelancers, including designers, photographers, food stylists, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers. You will be part of a New York-London Editorial group and will liaise extensively with chefs, photographers, food stylists, editors, authors, and designers around the world, and with Phaidon's production team in both the UK and the US. You will work on a mixture of high-end chef titles, restaurant cookbooks, home cooking books, and food reference.

You must have experience in publishing and/or the food world (including editing, writing copy, budget management, project management); a dedication to excellence, accuracy, and organization; very strong communication skills (in-person, email, phone, and video calls); and a talent for building and maintaining excellent relationships with chefs, food writers, and freelancers. A demonstrable passion for food and book publishing is essential and knowledge of InDesign would be highly advantageous.

Please send your resume, with a cover letter including your current salary, to Emily Takoudes at etakoudes@phaidon.com

Closing date: 27 October 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

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Supply Chain Manager, Permanent, Full-time London

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager at our London office, reporting to the International Sales & Operations Director.

Objectives

Develop, evolve and update optimum strategies for Phaidon's logistical operations worldwide. Optimise operational efficiency and stock availability at the lowest possible cost. Achieve excellent customer service and supply satisfaction. An optimum level of investment in stock and demonstrate the achievement of this through a clear set of KPIs for all relevant factors.

Responsibilities

  • Physical Logistics - responsible for managing logistics of all Phaidon books from printer to customer. This covers all shipping, warehousing, distribution, stock transfers, returns and repairs of all products, including Point of Sale, in all languages and all markets.
  • Systems and Processes - responsible for all systems and processes related to the supply chain, for maintaining and controlling all logistical issues from ordering printings, through to reporting stock.
  • Commercial Control - responsible for monitoring, assessing and highlighting all issues relating to retail prices, reprinting and reprint costs, shipping costs, distribution and warehouse costs, stock transfer and other inventory costs and other relevant commercial issues.
  • Overstocks - responsible for managing an agreed programme to dispose of damaged and overstocked products.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record in supply chain management, preferably in the book industry
  • Enthusiasm for logistics and supply chain
  • Analytical skills; data driven and factual
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to interact and work with senior management
  • Excellent people skills; internal stakeholders and external distributors
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated but also able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent negotiation skills and persuasiveness

Please send a full CV and covering letter including your current salary, to Zek Tahir, HR Manager at ztahir@phaidon.com

Closing date: 23 October 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

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Work Experience: Digital Marketing, London

Phaidon is looking for students and graduates who have or are undertaking a marketing or web design course and would like to experience and learn about application of digital design, marketing and CRM for e-commerce in a publishing environment. Ideally you will have some experience or taken a module in digital marketing, HTML or design as part of your course.

Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter to Bav Shah at bshah@phaidon.com

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Freelance sub-editor, Wallpaper* City Guides, London

Wallpaper* City Guides is expanding its contact list of experienced freelance sub-editors. We are looking for candidates with an excellent knowledge of design and architecture, rewriting skills and an innate understanding of the brand. You should be a stickler for detail, spelling and grammar, and be as confident about transforming copy into the signature Wallpaper* style as you are cross-checking street names and fine details on maps. Proficiency in InDesign is essential. The work would be based in the Phaidon office in King's Cross, London.

Send your CV, covering letter and references to Jeremy Case at jcase@phaidon.com

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Social Media Interns, London

Phaidon's social media team requires students and graduates to help work on our expanding Instagram accounts.

You should have a keen eye for a sharp image and story and know how to find, clear, credit and share great images with a global audience of influencers.

You need to be engaged with what's going on in art, fashion, architecture, photography and design and know who Phaidon should be following and who would like to follow Phaidon.

Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter and 5 people you follow to Mat Smith msmith@phaidon.com

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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


ABOUT 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. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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