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.

Phaidon Press is seeking a Design Manager to oversee and manage the company’s design processes. In addition to creative flair this post requires excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task.

Managed by the Editorial Director and working closely with the Creative Director, the Design Manager will liaise with editorial, production, sales and publicity teams to manage the demands of the design department on a day-to-day basis.

The role will also include overseeing, from a design perspective, all foreign and updated editions, titles in established series as well as promotional materials. The Design manager will also organise and supervise Phaidon's product photography.

Additionally the Design Manager will be the first point of contact for recruiting and contracting freelance book designers, illustrators and photographers, and will be expected to have an excellent updated contacts book.

The Design Manager will find imaginative and innovative solutions to problems as well as ensuring that book-design deadlines and budgets are met. Detailed knowledge of bookmaking materials and printing techniques will be a distinct advantage as will strong technical experience of Adobe Creative Suite, Quark XPress and font management software.

Applicants should 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:

Applicants should send covering letter, CV and portfolio in PDF format to Julia Hasting - jhasting@phaidon.com and Tracey Smith - tsmith@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 (Midlands, South England and Wales). 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
  • 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, product and customers, sales forecasting figures, 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 Koen Mastenbroek, International Sales Director, to Zek Tahir at ztahir@phaidon.com. Closing date, Friday the 16th January 2015.

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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: German and Chinese

Applicants should Send CVs to etombs@phaidon.com specifying language skills and your interest in either editorial or photography which desk they you would be interested in working on.

 
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