International Editions Executive (Rights and Co-editions Sales)

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, architecture, design, food and travel and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.

International Rights and Co-editions are at the core of Phaidon's global business. We are looking for a Sales Executive to strengthen the International Editions team. Based in London and reporting to the Head of Department, the role requires selling co-editions and rights of Phaidon titles to key global territories including, but not restricted to, Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe, and Russia.

This is the ideal role for a commercially focused individual with a passion for selling illustrated books, travelling extensively and leading business growth. The role requires at least 3 years sales experience, not specifically in rights selling, but within a strong commercially driven environment. This is a busy, target driven and entrepreneurial role.

A desire to work with Phaidon's publishing categories of Art, Photography, Food and Children's is essential and languages skills will be an advantage.


  • Manage an existing account base in each territory
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities within those territories
  • Regular international travel to meet customers
  • Plan and execute sales strategy to exceed targets
  • Participate in the setting up and running of trade fairs and events
  • Manage the territory budget
  • Produce regular sales reports
Experience & skills
  • Proven commercial success, preferably in the book industry
  • A desire for regular international travel
  • Proven account handling and customer service expertise
  • Experience of using excel to generate sales reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for selling and growing business

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter for the attention of Samuel Bennett, Head of International Editions, to Zek Tahir ( by 18th January 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.

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 either Russian or Japanese.

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


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