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.

Artspace.com is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art. We offer our customers the opportunity to discover and collect art from leading artists, galleries, and cultural institutions across the globe. Our team is full of innovative individuals with a mission to create best-in-class experiences and bring art into the lives of all.

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Production Controller (London)

Closing date: Friday May 28 2021

Phaidon is seeking a multi-talented Production Controller to join their award-winning global production team. Working closely with the Senior Production Controller, Supply Chain and International Editions teams, the successful candidate will be responsible for the complete production process of a range of reprints, non-English-language and co-edition printings, from order to delivery.

The successful applicant will be a clear communicator with excellent multi-tasking skills, the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, to problem solve at the highest levels, and to deliver products to Phaidon’s exacting quality standards, on time and to budget.

This position requires a minimum of 2-3 years previous experience working in a four-colour book-production environment, an amazing eye for colour and the ability to realise design visions at the very highest levels.

Essential skills include a strong understanding of four-colour repro, printing, binding and finishing techniques, along with a strong working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Excel.

Candidates will be selected for interview based on their abilities and we would particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in book publishing. Due to current restrictions, we anticipate the selection process comprising a combination of online interviews and the submission of practical tests by mail. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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

Early applications may be prioritised.

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