Careers at Phaidon

The Phaidon family of companies — Phaidon, The Monacelli Press, and Artspace — are devoted to celebrating and showcasing the creative arts through our growing publishing programs and e-commerce marketplace platforms. In each of our companies, we offer career opportunities to curious, creative, and independent individuals who share our passion for art, design, architecture, and popular culture.

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 Paris and Berlin. Phaidon books are sold in a wide variety of sales channels, bookstores, and specialty shops, retail and online around the world.

The Monacelli Press, a leading publisher of illustrated books for twenty-five years, challenges the conventions of publishing to produce some of the most provocative, inspiring, and essential titles on architecture, visual art, interior design, landscape architecture, and photography. A separate imprint, Monacelli Studio, was founded in 2015 and focuses on the applied arts, adding art instruction, photography technique, and crafts to the publisher's growing list of books. In 2020, Monacelli joined the Phaidon family of companies.

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Sales & Operations Executive (London)

He or she is based in our London office and will report into the Head of Sales & Business Development for UK & EMEA. We are looking for a highly energetic, motivated individual with around three years’ work experience ideally in publishing or a similar industry within a commercial or operations team.

The Sales & Operations Executive role covers, amongst other things, the following areas

Sales support:

  • processing (special) orders for sales team
  • supporting the team with marketing and sales material
  • manage e-mail trade enquiries
  • support the organization of events and sales meetings
  • process account opening forms

Supply chain support:

  • processing (special) orders for operations team
  • supporting the supply chain manager
  • process advances orders and gratis orders
  • administrative tasks for supply chain manager
  • daily tasks and distribution enquiries (MDL)

Experience & skills:

  • proven experience working in sales or operations, preferably in the publishing industry
  • highly proactive individual with a getting things done mentality
  • highly organized and disciplined individual with a great eye for detail
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • ability to interact directly with customers and distributors
  • experienced with systems a.o. Excel, Google Drive and PowerPoint
  • self-motivated but also able to work as part of a team

To apply, please email a full CV and cover letter to Graeme Eaves geaves@phaidon.com.

Deadline: February 10th, 2023.

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Senior Editor, Monacelli Press (New York City)

Monacelli Press, a wholly owned imprint of Phaidon Press, is an award-winning illustrated book publisher in categories of arts, architecture, design, interior design, and landscape and gardens, that over the past three decades has produced top quality and high-impact books with the world's most influential authors, artists, and professionals.

We are seeking a Senior Editor to join our editorial team to acquire new books in our fastest growing categories: art, design, and general interest. The role will involve identifying authors and trends, formulating proposals, creating budgets and financial models, finalizing contracts, and playing a hands-on role from idea conception to design, editing, and final publication. The Senior editor will work collaboratively with the publisher, production, marketing, and sales to ensure a smooth and seamless publishing process. This position will require extensive interaction with our authors, artists, museums, galleries, and global brands, and will require superb communication skills. He or she is highly creative, data-driven, and passionate about the arts and popular culture and has previous experience and a proven track record in illustrated book publishing.

Key Objectives:

  • Identify talent / market trends and can connect with potential authors / artists
  • Develop book proposals and bring ideas from concept to approved outcomes
  • Finalize agreements with a clear understanding of the business and financial structure of a book deal
  • Manage the editorial process from beginning to end with an emphasis on delivering new and distinctive packages
  • Build design concepts for each book and work with designers to publish compelling and commercial books
  • Work with global sales, marketing, PR to represent new titles and present these at sales conferences and other venues

Skills and experience required:

  • 5+ years working in book acquisitions and editing preferably in art and illustrated publishing
  • Proven track record of acquiring and editing successful books

To apply, please email a full CV and cover letter to careers@phaidon.com.

Deadline: February 15th, 2023.

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Project Editor, Monacelli Press (New York City)

Monacelli Press, a wholly owned imprint of Phaidon Press, is an award-winning illustrated book publisher in categories of arts, architecture, design, interior design, and landscape and gardens, that over the past three decades has produced top quality and high-impact books with the world's most influential authors, artists, and professionals.

A vacancy has arisen for an editor to project manage our Art titles. Working closely with the Publisher and Commissioning Editors, the editor will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning through to hand-over to production. This will include commissioning and assessing texts, editing, picture management, managing budgets and schedules, as well as supervising freelance staff. The editor will liaise extensively with photographers, authors, designers, and Monacelli’s production team.

Substantial and proven complex project-management experience is essential, along with a dedication to excellence and accuracy, and a talent for building strong relationships with others. The successful candidates will also have a demonstrable knowledge of and passion for the subjects covered by our list.

We are looking to work with talented people based on their abilities and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates from currently under-represented groups in book publishing. Book publishing experience is certainly valued, but not essential.

When applying, please include details of any specialist skills or subject knowledge you may have. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview. This is a US-based position.

To apply, please email a full resume and cover letter to careers@phaidon.com.

Deadline: February 15th, 2023.

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Spring 2023 Publicity & Marketing Internship, (Part-time)

Start Month: January 2023
End Month: June 2023

Phaidon and Monacelli are seeking a part-time Publicity & Marketing Intern to provide administrative and publicity support. The candidate will work closely with the Marketing and Publicity Director of Monacelli Press and Phaidon’s Publicity Manager. This applicant must be based in the New York City region and available to come into the office 3 days a week.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated to meet deadlines, and adapt at working in a fast-paced, dynamic publishing environment. This fantastic opportunity offers a chance to work with the world’s most influential artists, designers, chefs, architects, and interior designers.

The position will last as a 12-week long program. Pay is $15/hour for 2.5 days/week for a total of 20 hours/week. Previous book publishing experience is not required.

To apply, please email a full CV and cover letter to careers@phaidon.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Publicity & Marketing teams
  • Maintain publicity clips and trade submissions
  • Handle all book mailings in New York office, and warehouse mailings while remote
  • Use Muck Rack to build and maintain media lists
  • Manage the awards program and track submissions
  • Submit seasonal announcements to trade publications
  • Assist with research projects and social media platforms

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in book publicity at a leading art publisher
  • Genuine interest in art, design, and cookery books
  • Ability to work from Phaidon and Monacelli’s office
  • Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, and manage time effectively
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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