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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.