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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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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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 with the following:

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

Closing date: 2 November 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.


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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