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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Production Controller - Children's Books, London (3 month Fixed Term Contract - to start 18th June 2018)

We are looking for a multi-skilled Production Controller to work on a fixed term basis, on our award-winning children's books list. The successful candidate will be responsible for the complete production process of a range of children's titles, from concept to delivery to port.

Working closely with the London and New York Editorial and Art Departments, external designers and overseas suppliers, the ideal candidate will have an amazing eye for colour and the ability to realise design visions at the very highest quality levels. 3–5 years previous experience of working in a children's four-colour book production environment, along with a strong understanding of print and repro book-production processes is essential. You will be a clear communicator with excellent multi-tasking skills, the ability to work in a fast paced environment, and to deliver products to our exacting quality standards, on time and to budget.

Experience and Skills Required

  • 3-5 years proven experience of working in four-colour children's book production overseeing complex and highly illustrated productions
  • Excellent knowledge of printing, binding and non-standard book techniques, alongside working with overseas suppliers
  • Proven experience with safety testing of children's books for EU, USA and Australasia
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to multi-task and manage a busy, varied workflow with good communication, administrative and negotiation skills
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to project manage and solve problems at the highest levels
  • Proven and strong working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Word and Excel is essential

Please send a full CV and a covering letter to Rebecca Price, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, or email rprice@phaidon.com as soon as possible.

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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Junior Production Controllers (Permanent), London

We are looking for two Junior Production Controllers, with at least one year's proven experience working in four-colour production environment, to join our busy department. The right candidates will have a chance to work on the front list titles, reprints and co-editions.

This is an amazing opportunity to build skills and gain experience working on high spec four-colour books. The role demands a keen eye for detail, a good sense of colour, strong organisational skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.

Duties include:

  • General support and administration within the department
  • Day to day tracking of titles and schedules
  • Liaising with repro houses and overseas printers
  • In house communication
  • Reviewing work at all stages from colour proofs and print trials, to running sheets and finished books.

Knowledge of InDesign, colour proofing and or correction is essential.

Please send a full CV and a covering letter to Adela Cory, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, or email acory@phaidon.com by 25th June 2018.

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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Senior Sub-editor, Wallpaper* City Guides, London

Wallpaper* City Guides is looking for a meticulous copy editor with a passion for architecture, design and the urban environment. The role would suit someone who is a stickler for detail, spelling and grammar, who has trained as a journalist and has a few years' experience on a national magazine or newspaper. The ideal candidate will feel as confident about transforming dull copy into sparkling, informative captions in the Wallpaper* style, whether the subject matter be furniture or fashion, as they will about proof-reading, cross-checking street names and plotting venues on a map, and should also understand the importance of the presentation of the text. They will relish juggling many cities at once and meeting a conveyor belt of deadlines, and be a team player, with the enthusiasm to embrace a variety of tasks. Knowledge of another language would be a bonus. Proficiency in InDesign is essential.

Further responsibilities:

  • Writing captions from scratch
  • Researching future guides, and recommending venues and like-minded brands via an understanding of the Wallpaper* aesthetic
  • Assisting with marketing material, social media content, etc
  • Liaising with writers, PRs, architects and design studios around the world and building a network of sources
  • Ensuring that, even when under pressure, the editorial standards and accuracy expected at W*CG are maintained

Please send your CV and covering letter to Jeremy Case at jcase@phaidon.com by 6pm on Wednesday 20 June.

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Work experience on the Wallpaper* City Guides editorial desk, London

Wallpaper* City Guides often require students and graduates with language skills to help work on the editorial desk. 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. An understanding of the City Guides is imperative.

We are currently seeking:

  • English speakers
  • Spanish speakers

Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter to Josh Lee at jlee@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

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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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