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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Food Editor, 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 solid 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. Final job title and salary are dependent on experience.

Please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter, including your current salary, to Zek Tahir, email ztahir@phaidon.com. Closing date: 20th November 2019.

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Photography Editor, maternity cover, Wallpaper* City Guides, London

Wallpaper* City Guides is looking for an experienced photo editor with a keen interest in architecture, interiors, art and design and an affinity with and knowledge of the Wallpaper* brand. The role involves commissioning local photographers around the world, scheduling, coordinating and producing complex shoots in foreign cities, and delivering them on budget. You would liaise with photographers and individual venues before, during and after a shoot to ensure each guide is completed on time and to the highest standards. Ancillary tasks include clearing permissions with copyright agencies, calling in press and agency photos, selecting images for marketing purposes, research for upcoming guides and managing any interns. The ideal candidate will have either a degree in photography or a high level of technical understanding, be exceptionally organised and meticulous about filing, enjoy the challenge of juggling several projects at once, meeting tight deadlines and working as part of a close-knit team. Expertise in retouching in Photoshop, negotiating skills and a contact book of fresh talent would be an added bonus. The position is offered as a short-term contract, on a part- to full-time basis, working from the London office, to start in November.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Jeremy Case at jcase@phaidon.com by Monday 11 November.

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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 2020 scheme, which offers a 12-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 January 2020. Interviews will be held in November and the deadline for applications is Friday 25 October 2019. 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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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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