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.

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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: 8 October 2017

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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Production Controller, London

We need a multi-skilled Production Controller to work as part of our global production team. The successful candidate will work primarily on Phaidon foreign language, co-editions and reprints, but will also be involved with Wallpaper City Guides, preparation of files for licensed sales, and general support as required.

Reporting to the Senior Production Controller, you will be a clear communicator with excellent multi-tasking skills, along with the ability to work under pressure and to deliver products to our exacting quality standards, on time and to budget.

1-2 years previous experience of working in a book production environment, with strong understanding of print production processes, InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite skills are essential.

A demonstrable passion for illustrated book production is a must.

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

Closing date: 22 September 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, General Interest (Maternity cover), London

We need an experienced editor to project manage some of our general interest, art, photography and garden titles. Working closely with the Commissioning Editor responsible for commissioning the titles, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning through to hand-over to production. This will include assessing texts, editing, managing budgets and schedules, as well as supervising proofreaders and outside editors. You will also liaise extensively with authors, photographers, editors, picture researchers, graphic designers and Phaidon's production team.

You must have substantial book-management experience in illustrated book publishing (including editing, budget management and InDesign skills), a dedication to excellence and accuracy, and a talent for building excellent relationships with authors and freelancers. A demonstrable passion for illustrated book publishing is essential.

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

Closing date: 31 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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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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