CAREERS AT PHAIDON

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

Work experience on Wallpaper* City Guides photography and editorial desks

Wallpaper* City Guides often require students and graduates with language skills to help 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, 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:

French
Chinese

Send CVs to etombs@phaidon.com specifying language skills and your interest in either editorial or photography.

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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.