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

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

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, will receive feedback on progress, and 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 a career in book publishing. The successful applicant will demonstrate a passion for books, a tenacious attitude, enthusiasm for a variety of our key subject areas. and a keen eye for detail. Candidates must work well within a team, while also being able to work autonomously, have a flexible approach, excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness 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 January 2019, with interviews being held in the next few weeks. The deadline for applications is Monday 29 October 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 unfortunately unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within a week 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. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Editor - Food, London

We need an experienced editor to project manage titles on the food and cookery list. 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 area covered by this role is essential.

This is a full-time position, which is based in our London offices, and candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Please send your CV and covering letter, to Zek Tahir, HR Manager, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, email ztahir@phaidon.com

Closing date: 16 October 2018

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Publicity Manager, London

Reporting to the Global Marketing Director, we are seeking a Publicity Manager to work on dynamic press campaigns for our front list titles and to manage a UK press team of 3. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous publicity experience to contribute ideas and passion to a small and friendly team based at Kings Cross 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:

  • Leading and managing a UK press team of 3
  • Implementing publicity campaigns independently as well as working with a wider campaigns team
  • Liaising with key internal 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
  • Working with wider marketing and sales teams (such as reps, marketing, social media and website) to ensure press campaigns are integrated with them and deliver the objectives set
  • Working with the Global Marketing Director to ensure campaigns and the work of the department are shared within the company
  • Working closely with colleagues in the US and our European offices, sharing campaign ideas and strategies as well as problem solving

You will:

  • Have a strong network of media contacts
  • Be proactive – someone who seeks out new opportunities and comes up with fresh ideas
  • Be creative in your campaign ideas and planning
  • Be organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • Have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be a problem solver

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ publicity experience either in-house or agency
  • An interest and passion for the subjects that Phaidon publish and a specialist interest in any one or more of these subjects
  • Experience of organising events and PR tours

Please apply by email to lbrennan@phaidon.com with the following:

  • A CV
  • A supporting statement explaining how your experience relates to this role (maximum 500 words)
  • A description of a press campaign that you have led, including top three campaign objectives and outcomes (maximum 500 words)

Closing date: 26 October 2018

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Publicist, London

Reporting to the Publicity Manager, we are seeking an exceptional Press Officer to work on dynamic press campaigns for our front list titles. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous publicity experience to contribute ideas and passion to a small and friendly team based at Kings Cross 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 internal 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
  • Working with wider marketing and sales teams (such as reps, marketing, social media and website) to ensure press campaigns are integrated with them and deliver the objectives set
  • Working with the Publicity Manager to ensure campaigns and the work of the department are shared within the company
  • Working closely with colleagues in the US and our European offices, sharing campaign ideas and strategies as well as problem solving

You will:

  • Have a strong network of media contacts
  • Be proactive – someone who seeks out new opportunities and comes up with fresh ideas
  • Be creative in your campaign ideas and planning
  • Be organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • Have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be a problem solver

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ PR experience either in-house or agency
  • An interest and passion for the subjects that Phaidon publish and a specialist interest in any one or more of these subjects
  • Experience of organising events and PR tours

Please apply by email to lbrennan@phaidon.com with the following:

  • A CV
  • A supporting statement explaining how your experience relates to this role (maximum 500 words)
  • A description of a press campaign that you have led, including top three campaign objectives and outcomes (maximum 500 words)

Closing date: 26 October 2018

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Publicity Assistant, New York

We are seeking a New York City-based Publicity Assistant to support a dynamic in-house publicity department to promote Phaidon’s award-winning titles. Working closely with Publicity team, the Publicity Assistant will also engage in hands-on activities to support several campaigns per season as well as a myriad of administrative tasks. The position will report to the Publicity Director.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate catalog mailing each season and maintain publicity department contact database
  • Field press requests for department, create weekly publicity update for entire company, format press releases, handle shipping requests
  • Participate in several press campaigns each season including strategizing approach and outreach to media
  • Write press releases, pitch letters, and additional support materials
  • Coordinate and support publicity events, arrange author travel, and represent company at events
  • Work closely with the marketing, editorial, and sales departments

Essential job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 2 years experience, ideally in publicity
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Confident writing and organizational skills
  • A demonstrated ability to establish and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment and careful attention to detail
  • InDesign + Photoshop proficiency not required, but preferred

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Kate Greenberg kgreenberg@phaidon.com.

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Marketing Executive, London

We are currently seeking a talented Marketing Executive to join our Press and Marketing team. The successful applicant will work on Building marketing campaigns with 3rd party brands and retailers, and build multi-channel media partnerships for A list titles.

The desired candidate will have at least two years marketing or communications experience and be able to juggle a number of projects, prioritise workload and communicate confidently with internal stakeholders. A passionate interest in the areas in which Phaidon publishes is essential.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop, execute and manage innovative campaigns with complimentary brands and retailers to support front list titles.
  • Manage the creation of key marketing assets with internal design team.
  • Explore global sponsorship opportunities and secure partners for author tours, events and launches.
  • Work closely with editorial, press, sales teams and digital marketing teams.
  • Work closely with our digital editorial team to implement social media campaigns on third party channels.
  • Manage work experience candidates and interns.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter to Imogen Blackwell, Senior Marketing Manager IBlackwell@phaidon.com by 14th October 2018.

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Production Controller, London

We are seeking a multi-talented Production Controller to join our award winning global production team. Working closely with the London and New York Editorial and Design teams, the successful candidate will be responsible for the complete production process of a range of front list titles, from concept to delivery.

With a minimum of 3–5 years previous experience working in a four colour book production environment, you will have an amazing eye for colour and the ability to realise design visions at the very highest quality levels.

Essential skills will include a strong understanding of four colour repro, printing, binding and finishing techniques, alongside a strong working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Excel. You will be a clear communicator with: excellent multi-tasking skills; the ability to work in a fast paced environment; to problem solve at the highest levels; and to deliver products to our exacting quality standards, on time and to budget.

If you think you are a perfect candidate for this role, please send an up-to-date CV, together with a cover letter explaining the skills and qualities you would bring to this role to: Zek Tahir, HR Manager ztahir@phaidon.com.

Closing date: 8 October 2018

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Commissioning Editor, Food & Gastronomy, London

Our award winning list of acclaimed cookbooks and chef monographs forms a key part of our business and we are looking for someone with broad awareness of current food trends and publishing – both for the home cook and the more expert reader – a comprehensive knowledge of global gastronomy and the food scene, and a passion for the work of chefs, cooks, and writers.

The ideal candidate requires: strong commercial awareness; excellent negotiation, organisation, numeracy, and communication skills; an analytical and target-driven mind; together with commitment, tenacity, and an eye for detail. In addition to making their own books, the Commissioning Editor will manage others to achieve success and create first-class books, working both independently and as part of a team.

Thriving on challenge, the successful applicant will already enjoy excellent connections within the broadest sweep of their subject area, both in terms of industry figures and also potential authors. Candidates should have a global outlook, together with an interest for both cutting-edge and more established areas of the market.

If you think you are a perfect candidate for this role, please send an up-to-date CV, together with a cover letter explaining the skills and qualities you would bring to this role to: Zek Tahir, HR Manager ztahir@phaidon.com.

Closing date: 16 October 2018

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Work experience on the Wallpaper* City Guides photography desks, London

Wallpaper* City Guides often require students and graduates with language skills to help work on both the editorial and photography desks.

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 with a strong attention to detail. An understanding of the City Guides is imperative.

We are currently only looking for applicants for the photo desk with Korean language skills. Please send a CV along with a short cover letter to Rebecca Moldenhauer rmoldenhauer@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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