CAREERS AT PHAIDON

International Editions Manager (Rights Manager)

Phaidon is the world’s premier publisher of books on the visual arts. We believe passionately in the creative act and aim to make it exciting and understandable by all and to celebrate its greatness in everything we produce. We have published books with some of the most creative artists, architects, designers, photographers and chefs of the 20th and 21st centuries. This is an excellent opportunity to join an exciting and rapidly growing International Editions team.

Co-editions have been at the core of Phaidon’s business for decades. We are seeking a highly motivated, exceptional co-edition sales person to grow business in some of our major markets such as South Korea, Russia and Scandinavia (territories negotiable).

The role is based in London and reports to the head of department. The right candidate will have a keen desire to travel and must have at least 4 years’ experience selling co-editions with illustrated content. Language skills are desirable but not essential. Salary is competitive and based on experience.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to join at an exciting time in the company’s history and to work with some of the most innovative and creative product available in publishing today.

To apply (in complete confidence) please send a CV and a covering letter, stating your current salary to Alice Saggers, International Editions Coordinator (asaggers@phaidon.com) to arrive by 18.00 on July 31st July.

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Editorial Assistant: Architecture, Design, Food
Editorial Assistant: Art, Photography, Fashion, Children’s, General Non-Fiction

Phaidon Press (est. 1923) is the world’s leading publisher of beautiful illustrated books across art, architecture, design, photography, fashion and food. We have two fantastic opportunities for talented individuals to join the editorial team based in London.

Location: London

Reporting to: Each role reports directly to two Senior Editors/Commissioning Editors

Key Accountabilities

  • Create fact sheets, catalogue copy, budget drafts, cover copy; organize and label artwork and digital files
  • Editorial tasks including light proofreading and fact-checking, collating layouts and sales material, inputting and checking text corrections
  • Traffic and log editorial materials on active projects; update editorial commissioning schedules and circulate to relevant staff
  • Liaise with other departments (design, production, sales, marketing, publicity, contracts, and accounting) to relay messages, follow-up on requests for information, and in general, anticipate when to proactively act on messages
  • Create and send standard letters/acknowledgements – e.g. proposal rejections/freelance applications
  • Organise editorial team calendar as necessary; make travel arrangements, set up meetings, and book meeting rooms
  • Answer phones and email; photocopy; mail material; file correspondence; log invoices; process expenses; and handle general editorial and administrative tasks as needed

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a subject related or relevant to the role for which you are applying
  • 1–2 years’ publishing experience or prior internship, ideally in an editorial role
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills; capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities and projects
  • Exceptional eye for detail; able to ensure that all aspects of daily activities are handled with accuracy and with minimal mistakes
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and writing skills; knowledge of proofreading and of proof correction marks desirable
  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly, both in writing and in person
  • Self-directed and independent with the ability to follow through consistently on assignments
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and pursue a number of assignments in parallel
  • Mastery of email and calendar management tools, specifically Outlook
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Apple operating systems; ability to create and maintain simple databases; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, preferred
  • Collaborative and flexible approach to working with others
  • Demonstrated interest in one or more of the subject areas relevant to the role for which you are applying

This is an excellent opportunity to join the world’s leading publisher of books on the visual arts.

For more details or to apply, please send your full CV with a covering letter by Friday 11 July for the attention of Zek Tahir (specifying which role you are applying for): careers@phaidon.com Please note that applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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Business Development Executive - Digital Subscriptions

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Business Development Executive to drive customer acquisition for a new digital subscription product from the world's leading publisher of art and design titles.

Reporting to the Product Manager, this new role is "hands on" as part of a highly motivated, multidisciplinary and dynamic team. You will design, develop and implement a business development strategy to meet or exceed revenue targets for assigned markets for a major new digital product in the architecture sector. The role is based in the UK and will include regular travel in the UK and overseas including North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

What are we looking for?
You'll be target-driven and achievement focused. Confident with a professional, proactive approach, you'll be able to demonstrate exceptional communication, relationship building and business development skills. With a good track record of customer acquisition, you will be a natural influencer, and self-starter, you'll be tenacious, dedicated and have a creative and original approach to securing new business.

Experience of working in architecture, or dealing with architects is essential, as is a passion for and knowledge of contemporary architecture at an international level.

What we offer?
- Opportunity to work on a significant digital product for a worldwide community of architects, with one of the world's leading publisher of books on the visual arts, culture and creativity
- Very competitive remuneration and commission structure

Email your CV to Robert Easson reasson@phaidon.com along with a covering letter outlining key achievements in driving customer acquisition

Senior Publicist

Phaidon Press (est. 1923) is the world’s leading publisher of beautiful illustrated books across art, architecture, design, photography and food. Reporting to the Head of Press, we are seeking an exceptional Senior Publicist to work on our high-profile, lead titles as we continue to expand our illustrious list. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous publicity experience looking for their next challenge to contribute with ideas and passion as part of a small and friendly team based in Central London.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing innovative publicity campaigns across a wide range of disciplines both in the UK and internationally. Your campaigns will be creative, considered, intelligent and impactful, incorporating both traditional and online media as well as events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing publicity campaigns independently as well as working with a wider campaigns team
  • Liaising with key stakeholders to ensure that they are kept up to date with PR plans, activity and coverage
  • Building relationships directly with authors
  • Attending regular journalist meetings and growing your network of contacts
  • Managing campaign budgets and personal administration
  • Coordinating and selling serial rights to newspapers and magazines
  • Organising and implementing high-profile author events and tours

You will:

  • Be proactive – someone who seeks out new opportunities and comes up with fresh ideas
  • Be organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • Have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have a strong network of media contacts
  • Be imaginative and thoughtful in your campaign strategies
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team

Essential Criteria:

  • PR experience either in-house or at an agency
  • An interest and passion for the arts and books
  • A strong understanding and proven interest in digital and how it works
  • Experience organising events and PR tours
  • Experience in selling serial rights would be advantageous

To apply, please send your full CV with a covering letter to Zek Tahir at ztahir@phaidon.com

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Junior Design Assistants

Phaidon Press often require junior design and/or art-workers to assist in their London offices with the layout of large-scale projects.

Recent design graduates interested in fixed-term work should send their CVs or portfolios to Sarah Boris, Design Manager at sboris@phaidon.com.