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.

Graduate Scheme

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 spend two-month periods within each department of the company, with six months in Editorial over the course of the scheme, and, by the end, 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 2016/17 scheme commencing in October 2016. Interviews will be held in September and the deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 August 2016. Please send CV and covering letter to graduates@phaidon.com.

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

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Press Officer

Key Responsibilities:
  • Implementing publicity campaigns independently as well as working with a wider campaigns team
  • Liaising with key internal 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
  • Working with wider marketing and sales teams (such as reps, marketing, social media and website) to ensure press campaigns are integrated with them and deliver the objectives set
  • Working with the Head of Press to ensure campaigns and the work of the department are shared within the company
  • Working closely with colleagues in the US and our European offices, sharing campaign ideas and strategies as well as problem solving
  • To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Zek Tahir, HR Manager ztahir@phaidon.com by Friday 5th August 2016.

    If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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    Freelance Project Managers and Freelance Project Editors, London

    The London office is currently looking to refresh its freelance contact list and we would welcome enquiries from experienced Project Managers and Project Editors. Our books require first-class editing, proofreading, budget and schedule management, together with InDesign skills, a dedication to excellence and accuracy, and a talent for building excellent relationships with authors, colleagues and other freelancers. We are currently looking for people who are happy to work in-house at our canal-side offices as well as those who would prefer to work from home. Please include details of any specialist skills or experience you may have, together with the types of books on which you would prefer to work. There are several titles for which we are currently recruiting freelance project editors, including the management of a prestigious guidebook, for which work will begin in the next couple of months.

    Please send a full CV and covering letter to Tracey Smith, Editorial Director, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, tsmith@phaidon.com

    Key Account Manager, London

    Phaidon is currently looking for a Key Account Manager to join their UK Sales Team.

    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.

    Responsibilities

    • Grow the UK business with established major customers
    • Generate new business with traditional and non-traditional customers
    • Work closely with Press & Marketing teams to set up retailer campaigns
    • Conduct regular analysis of sales reports and market data
    • Participate in the setting up and running of trade fairs and events
    Experience & skills required
    • Target-driven salesperson with strong commercial acumen
    • Experience and proven success in a publishing sales role
    • A broad knowledge and understanding of the UK book market
    • Excellent negotiating skills
    • A proficient user of excel and sales reporting systems

    To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter for the attention of Graeme eaves, UK Trade Sales Manager GEaves@phaidon.com Closing date: Monday 29th August

    If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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    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

    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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    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.

    We currently require those with fluency in Czech, Mandarin, and Turkish.

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

     

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