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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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, jcase@phaidon.com by 6pm on Friday 27 April.

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Publicity Assistant (Full time), New York

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Publicity Assistant to promote Phaidon's award-winning titles across categories: art, photography, architecture, design, fashion, food and children's. The position will report to Publicist.

Responsibilities

  • The Publicity Assistant will be responsible for strategizing and executing press campaigns for several titles each season across categories in North America
  • Pitch and secure press coverage in major North American print and online outlets
  • Write press releases, pitch letters, and additional support materials
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with authors and media
  • Coordinate book review mailings
  • Events: coordinate events for given titles, arrange author travel and work at events. Some evenings and weekend event coverage will be required
  • Work closely with the marketing, editorial, and sales departments in New York office

Essential job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • A minimum of 2 years experience, ideally in publicity
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Confident writing and organizational skills
  • InDesign + Photoshop proficiency not required, but preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to establish and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Careful attention to detail

Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Kate Greenberg, kgreenberg@phaidon.com.

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Digital Campaign Manager, London

You will be responsible for creating and executing promotional campaigns that drive sales and conversion, analysis and reporting on activity, primarily via email, social media and partnerships.

Key Objectives

- Drive revenue by increasing

  • engagement
  • conversion
  • customer average spend
Key responsibilities and tasks
  • Develop and execute a yearly promotional calendar based on the consumer purchase cycle, category based themes and product release schedule
  • Plan and implement agreed promotional campaigns that increase engagement, conversion and sales and make optimal use of key channels – onsite, email and social media
  • Develop design briefs that incorporate all visual and messaging assets required across all channels
  • Manage, measure and report on all campaigns implemented
  • Create and adapt marketing copy for each applicable channel
  • Develop and execute ongoing added value initiates to increase average spend and enagement
  • Manage and implement the agreed newsletter cycle, initiate and test new ideas to drive open, click and conversion rates
  • Implement a cycle of automated and behavioural communications based on segment or target group behaviour
  • Ongoing management and implementation of marketing initiatives to drive visitors to signup and convert
  • Develop, adapt and test marketing communications to optimise engagement and conversion
  • Work closely with global marketing and publicity teams to initiate and implement the digital aspect of all partnership activity to maximise conversion
  • Weekly and monthly reporting on campaign activity
Skills and experience required
  • 3-5 years working in an ecommerce consumer marketing environment
  • Experience with marketing automation and digital marketing, as well as other more traditional campaign methods
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills
  • Exhibit experience in delivering end-to-end consumer/ecommerce campaigns
  • Exhibit experience in data driven email marketing
  • Exhibit experience in creating and implementing paid social media campaigns
  • Must be a self-motivated team player

Applicants should send a CV with a covering letter to Bav Shah at bshah@phaidon.com by Thursday 26th April.

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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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