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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Graduate Scheme, London

For more than a decade, our graduate training scheme has introduced young professionals to the publishing industry. We are delighted to announce details of our 2018/19 scheme, which offers an 11-month, full-time role based in our London office (fixed-term contract).

During the scheme, you will gather a complete overview of the publishing industry. You will be based in the editorial department, with short-term placements in other departments, meaning that, by the end of your time with us, you will have acquired a portfolio of skills appropriate to all areas of publishing from Editorial, through Production, to Sales, Marketing and Publicity. You will be connected with a ‘mentor’ in the company for advice and support, and will also receive feedback on progress. You will also benefit from a monthly seminar programme, with in-depth presentations given by key members of staff from throughout the company.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate who is committed to print and digital publishing, with a keen personal interest in a variety of our key subject areas. The successful applicant will demonstrate creative thinking, with strong ideas about what makes an excellent book and how to position it in the market. Candidates must work well both alone and within a team, have a flexible approach, excellent communication skills and an eye for detail, as well as being willing to lend a hand to a variety of tasks.

Prior experience in publishing is not essential and interested graduates are invited to apply now for this role, which will commence in October/November 2018. Interviews will be held in late September and the deadline for applications is Friday 24 August 2018. Please send your CV and covering letter to graduates@phaidon.com.

Please note: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position. The graduate trainee scheme is located in the London office and candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

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Editor (Food, Architecture, and Design), London

We need an experienced editor to project manage titles within the Food, Architecture, and Design lists. Working closely with the Publisher and Commissioning Editors, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning through to hand-over to production. This will include assessing texts, editing, managing budgets and schedules, as well as supervising proofreaders and external editors. You will also liaise extensively with authors, chefs, photographers, food stylists, picture researchers, graphic designers and Phaidon's production team.

You must have book-management experience in illustrated book publishing (including editing, budget management, and InDesign skills), a dedication to excellence and accuracy, and a talent for building excellent relationships with authors and freelancers. A demonstrable knowledge of and passion for publishing within the areas covered by this role is essential.

This is a full-time position, which is based in our London offices.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, to Zek Tahir, HR Manager, ztahir@phaidon.com.

Closing date: 10 September 2018.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

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Junior Production Controllers (Permanent), London

We are looking for two Junior Production Controllers, with at least one year's proven experience working in four-colour production environment, to join our busy department. The right candidates will have a chance to work on the front list titles, reprints and co-editions.

This is an amazing opportunity to build skills and gain experience working on high spec four-colour books. The role demands a keen eye for detail, a good sense of colour, strong organisational skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.

Duties include:

  • General support and administration within the department
  • Day to day tracking of titles and schedules
  • Liaising with repro houses and overseas printers
  • In house communication
  • Reviewing work at all stages from colour proofs and print trials, to running sheets and finished books.

Knowledge of InDesign, colour proofing and or correction is essential.

Please send a full CV and a covering letter to Adela Cory, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, or email acory@phaidon.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

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Work experience on the Wallpaper* City Guides editorial desk, London

Wallpaper* City Guides often require students and graduates with language skills to help on the editorial desk. 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. An understanding of the City Guides is imperative.

We are currently seeking:

  • Spanish speakers

Please send a CV along with a short cover letter to Josh Lee at jlee@phaidon.com.

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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

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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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