Graduate Training Scheme, Editorial Department

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 be based in the Editorial department but they will have exposure to other departments, including production, sales and marketing, and by the end of the year, 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 2015/16 scheme commencing in October 2015. Interviews will be held in September and the deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st September. Please send CV and covering letter to

Please note the graduate trainee scheme is located in the London office and candidates will require the right to work in the UK.

Assistant Project Editor, London

Phaidon Press, the premier global publisher of the creative arts, is looking for an enthusiastic and conscientious Assistant Project Editor, with a solid grounding in the publishing process and experience of project managing illustrated books for an international audience.

The successful candidate will work on a wide range of illustrated titles, in subject areas including design, popular culture, fashion and architecture. They will work directly with the commissioning editors and authors, managing all stages of the editorial process and ensuring that titles are produced to schedule and within budget.

This role requires education to degree level, first-class organisational and communication skills, flexibility, adaptability, a strong visual sense and the ability to produce high-quality, accurate work under pressure, both independently and as part of a team. InDesign skills and a first-class command of both written and spoken English are essential.

If you think this is the perfect job for you, please send a copy of your current CV, together with a covering letter to Tracey Smith - The closing date for applications is Friday 4 September. Please note, this position is located in our London office and candidates must have the right to work in the UK.


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: Portuguese and Hebrew.

Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter to specifying language skills and your interest in either editorial or photography desk.


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