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.

Publicity Assistant (New York City, Hybrid)

Phaidon is seeking a full-time Publicity Assistant based in New York City to provide publicity support and execute PR campaigns for books on art, design, interiors, architecture, culinary, and gardening. The candidate will report directly to the Publicity Director of Phaidon and will work across all categories in Phaidon’s catalog.

A successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated to meet deadlines, and adept at working in a fast-paced, dynamic publishing environment. This fantastic opportunity offers a chance to work with experts in their fields, including influential artists, designers, architects, chefs, and photographers.

Phaidon offers a hybrid work environment with the ability to work from home on Mondays and Fridays. This position will require three days per week in our new office downtown. A laptop will be provided for work from home days.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage publicity campaigns for ~10 titles (frontlist, reissues)
  • Research, pitch, secure press across the Phaidon list and handle backlist requests
  • Professionally communicate directly with authors and media
  • Provide administrative support to the Publicity Director
  • Maintain publicity clips and press quotes
  • Oversee book mailings in New York office
  • Co-train the marketing & publicity intern
  • Draft press materials in InDesign
  • Coordinate with the UK’s Junior Press Officer on global campaigns
  • Use Muck Rack to build and maintain media lists
  • Attend author events, including non-traditional work hours (nights and weekends)

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in book publicity at a leading art publisher
  • Comfortable responding to calls and emails from authors, media contacts, and partners
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience in public relations and/or communications preferred
  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and InDesign preferred

Phaidon employs people based on their abilities and experience. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally and aim to attract and develop talent from a wide range of backgrounds and identities to reflect our diverse, international audience.

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