CAREERS AT PHAIDON

Sales Representative, New York City

The New York City Sales Representative is responsible for selling frontlist and backlist books from Phaidon to bookstores, museums, galleries, and other non-traditional venues in the New York metro area. In addition to managing existing relationships, he or she will identify and execute additional sales opportunities including: new account development, pop-ups with key partners, author/special sales in and around New York, managing sales at special events (book signings, launch parties, book fairs, etc.). The sales representative will handle all customer inquiries and manage orders from receipt to processing with our distributor. He or she will report to our North American Sales Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage active accounts: key bookstores, museum/gallery accounts, and non-traditional retail outlets (fashion/design boutiques, children's specialty, home goods, garden supply, etc)
  • Present frontlist titles throughout the year and maintain regular backlist sales year-round, leveraging sales materials, promotions, sales conference training, etc.
  • Communicate key features of individual titles, advise on title selection, identify sales and merchandising opportunities - collaborate with marketing team to maximise those opportunities
  • Identify new business opportunities and open new accounts
  • Work with sales team to set up and staff Phaidon's presence at trade shows and at public fairs
  • Manage pop-up opportunities in museums and retail
  • Assist in merchandising and executing sales-related collateral
  • Liaise with publishers and marketing team to execute author bulk sales
  • Manage the sales component of NY-based commerce events such as signings, launches, book parties, etc.
  • Analyze sales trends, gap analysis with accounts, sell-through data, etc.
Capabilities:
  • 3-5 years in publisher sales or book retail, preferably in illustrated-book publishing
  • Knowledge of art, design, contemporary culture, cooking and/or children's books a plus
  • Must be articulate, self-motivated, and sales oriented
  • Proficient in Excel and other PC-specific programs

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Colleen Hochberger at chochberger@phaidon.com

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Graduate Scheme, London

Phaidon is the world's leading publisher of beautiful illustrated books about art, architecture, design, photography and food. We are delighted to announce details of our forthcoming graduate training scheme.

Successful applicants will be given an 11-month contract. During the year trainees will gather a complete overview of the publishing industry from commissioning through to sales. Trainees will spend two-month periods within each department of the company, with six months in Editorial over the course of the scheme, and, by the end, they will have acquired a portfolio of skills appropriate to all areas of publishing. Trainees will be connected with a 'mentor' in the company for advice and support throughout the year, and they will also receive regular feedback on their progress from departmental line managers and will be invited to give feedback in return.

Ideal candidates would be recent graduates who are passionate about print and digital publishing, as well as being well-versed in our key subjects of art, architecture, design, photography and food. The successful applicants will also have bags of creativity and strong ideas about what makes an excellent book. Candidates must also be great team players, have a flexible approach and be willing to lend a hand to a variety of tasks.

Phaidon is looking for creative, passionate and talented people - prior experience in publishing is not essential. Graduates are invited to apply now for the 2017/18 scheme commencing in October 2017. Interviews will be held in September and the deadline for applications is Friday 11 August 2017. Please send CV and covering letter to graduates@phaidon.com

Please note the graduate trainee scheme is located in the London office and candidates will require the right to work in the UK. 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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International Editions Executive (Co-editions and Rights Administration and Sales), London

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, architecture, design, food and travel and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.

International Rights and Co-editions are at the core of Phaidon's global business. We are looking for an Executive to strengthen the International Editions team. Based in London and reporting to the Head of Department, the role requires providing general administrative and sales support to the foreign rights team as well as selling co-editions and rights of Phaidon titles to international territories.

The ideal candidate will be a meticulous and organised administrator, commercially aware individual with a passion for selling illustrated books. The role requires at least three years publishing experience, not specifically in rights selling, but within a strong commercially driven environment.

Responsibilities

  • Providing full administrative and logistical support to the Foreign Rights team
  • Selling co-editions and rights to foreign publishers in agreed territories
  • Working closely with Accounts, Production, Legal departments and the Creative team
  • Acting as the contact to all international co-edition and rights customers
  • Organise and attend book fairs and sales trips
Experience & Skills
  • Proven success in sales administration and business development
  • Proven commercial success, preferably in the book industry
  • Proven account handling and customer service expertise
  • Experience of using Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Fluent in English and preferably one other language
  • Hard working, enthusiastic, organised and professional

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter confirming your current salary and notice period via email for the attention of Zek Tahir, HR Manager ZTahir@phaidon.com

The deadline for applications is 7th August 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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Work experience on the Wallpaper* City Guides photography and editorial desks, London

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 are currently looking for those with fluency in Portuguese and French for the editorial desk.

Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter to Rebecca Moldenhauer rmoldenhauer@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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