Careers at Phaidon

Editorial Assistant: Architecture, Design, and Food (London)

Closing date: Friday 08 January 2021

The position of Editorial Assistant offers the opportunity to join our passionate editorial team based in London at a junior level and, while previous experience of publishing or a related industry would be valuable, we invite applications from talented individuals with as broad a base of backgrounds and experience as possible. The role requires first-class written and spoken communication skills, an excellent eye for detail, strong organisational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while keeping calm under the pressure of multiple deadlines. The successful candidate will be equally happy working collaboratively and independently and will be passionate about the subject areas the role covers. A more detailed job description is available here.

Candidates will be selected for interview based on their abilities and we would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented 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 email. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. To apply, please email a full CV and covering letter to careers@phaidon.com

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Children's Book Editor (New York)

Closing date: Monday 15 February 2021

An exciting job opportunity has arisen in our New York office for a highly creative, experienced Children’s Book Editor. The successful candidate will work closely with the Children’s Book Commissioning Editor and the Publisher to create unique and inspiring titles for the children’s list and will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from pre-acquisitions through to publication. This will include concepting new titles, assessing texts, all stages of editing (structural edits through to final proofreading), and managing budgets and schedules. The editor will work internally with editorial, design, production, sales, marketing, and publicity colleagues, as well as externally with freelancers, foreign publishers, agents, authors, and illustrators.

The successful candidate will have a specific knowledge of and passion for children’s books, be full of creative ideas, demonstrable ability to develop age-appropriate content, as well as substantial projectmanagement and editing experience in children’s book publishing (including schedule and budget management, and InDesign skills). The editor will have a good grasp of the North American children’s book marketplace and trends, be attuned to market sensitivities, and know how to successfully position books within the market. They will also have expert writing and oral communication skills and be extremely collaborative. A more detailed job description is available here.

Candidates will be selected for interview based on their experience and or demonstrable abilities to develop creative, age-appropriate content. We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in book publishing. To apply, please email a full CV and covering letter to careers@phaidon.com.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the US. Due to current restrictions, we anticipate the selection process comprising a combination of online interview and the submission of practical tests by email.