CAREERS AT PHAIDON

Account Manager (UK)

To strengthen our UK sales team, we are currently looking for an Account Manager (UK). Reporting to the UK Trade Sales Manager, the Account Manager will be responsible for selling our products to existing and new customers in London and UK (North of England & Scotland). The role is based in our London office and will involve frequent UK travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Selling new and existing products to existing customers in London and appointed territories in UK
  • Generating new business
  • Setting up sales promotions and developing trade marketing initiatives
  • Execute the sales strategy to exceed targets
  • Participate at events, fairs and other activities, work in close collaboration with the UK Trade Sales Manager and your team
  • Provide timely and accurate feedback on product and customers, sales forecasting figures and visit reports and travel plans

Experience & skills:

  • Proven successful sales experience, preferably in the book industry
  • Interested in or passionate about our books
  • Excellent negotiation skills with a proven track record of closing deals
  • Initiative and entrepreneurial skills
  • Excellent organisational and numerical skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • To enjoy networking and meeting new people

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter for the attention of Graeme Eaves, UK Trade Sales Manager, to Zek Tahir at ztahir@phaidon.com. Closing date Monday 8th June 2015.

Foreign-language-editions Junior Editor
Full-time | London based

Phaidon are looking for a Foreign-language-editions Junior Editor to co-ordinate our foreign-language publications, working closely with the production, design and editorial teams and reporting to the Foreign Editions & Digital Marketing Manager. The successful candidate will, amongst other duties:

  • Work directly with packagers to ensure translation and delivery to production of allocated books
  • Coordinate the relevant sales and marketing materials for Phaidon foreign-language editions and keep internal records and Phaidon colleagues updated
  • Liaise with the editorial department, sales managers in the different territories and the International editions team to co-ordinate publication schedules
  • Maintain agreed and set budgets and schedules, bringing books in on time and within budget
  • Ensure publications follow the company's design and editorial standards
  • Coordinate changes to projects during the editing process and confirm they are made accurately and consistently
  • Coordinate and process reprints of Phaidon foreign-language editions
  • Handle administrative tasks (invoices, contracts, etc.)

Requiring solid experience in the publishing process, organisational skills, first-class communication and negotiation skills, fluent written and spoken English and proficiency in a third European language (ideally French), this role will provide a great foundation for a career in this field

Applicants should send a CV along with a short cover letter and details of referees to Tracey Smith tsmith@phaidon.com and Helene Gallois-Montbrun hgalloismontbrun@phaidon.fr by 10th July.

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.

The languages that would currently be useful are: Japanese and Mandarin Chinese

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