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.

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Managing Editor (London)

Phaidon are looking to appoint an exceptional Managing Editor, based in London. This new role will be responsible for the line-management of an editorial team in Phaidon’s London and New York offices, establishing and fostering a highly collaborative and creative workplace culture, mentoring and supporting talent from the most inexperienced to senior levels, and ensuring the smooth running of the department.

Working closely with the Publisher and Commissioning Editors, the Managing Editor will be responsible for overseeing editorial assignments and workloads, tracking and maintaining the commissioning pipeline, and helping the team to resolve problems in order to keep books on time and within budget within Phaidon’s exacting standards. In addition to their management role, the successful candidate will also project manage between 2-4 books per year as well as overseeing the reprint process, imprint page checks and the publication of books into new formats and bindings.

Substantial and proven complex project-management experience is essential, along with first-class communication skills, a dedication to excellence and accuracy, the ability to work calmly under pressure, and a talent for building strong relationships with others. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrable knowledge of and passion for the subjects covered by our list. We are looking to work with talented people based on their abilities and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates from currently under-represented groups in book publishing.

When applying, please include details of any specialist skills or subject knowledge you may have. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview and asked to complete an editorial test, which can be done at home. This full-time position is based in our London office, currently working from the office for a minimum of three days per week.

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

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the country for which they are applying.

Closing date: November 12, 2022

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Spring 2023 Publicity & Marketing Internship, (Part-time)

Start Month: January 2023
End Month: June 2023

Phaidon and Monacelli are seeking a part-time Publicity & Marketing Intern to provide administrative and publicity support. The candidate will work closely with the Marketing and Publicity Director of Monacelli Press and Phaidon’s Publicity Manager. This applicant must be based in the New York City region and available to come into the office 3 days a week.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated to meet deadlines, and adapt at working in a fast-paced, dynamic publishing environment. This fantastic opportunity offers a chance to work with the world’s most influential artists, designers, chefs, architects, and interior designers.

The position will last as a 12-week long program. Pay is $15/hour for 2.5 days/week for a total of 20 hours/week. Previous book publishing experience is not required.

To apply, please email a full CV and cover letter to careers@phaidon.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Publicity & Marketing teams
  • Maintain publicity clips and trade submissions
  • Handle all book mailings in New York office, and warehouse mailings while remote
  • Use Muck Rack to build and maintain media lists
  • Manage the awards program and track submissions
  • Submit seasonal announcements to trade publications
  • Assist with research projects and social media platforms

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in book publicity at a leading art publisher
  • Genuine interest in art, design, and cookery books
  • Ability to work from Phaidon and Monacelli’s office
  • Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, and manage time effectively
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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 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.

ABOUT MONACELLI

As a leading publisher of illustrated books for twenty-five years, The Monacelli Press has challenged the conventions of publishing to produce provocative, inspiring, and essential titles on architecture, visual art, interior design, landscape architecture, photography, and applied arts. In 2020, The Monacelli Press became an imprint of Phaidon.

Since the publication of S,M,L,XL by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau—a groundbreaking monograph that remains unsurpassed in its influence on design publishing—the press has produced more than 400 books in collaboration with prominent practitioners and scholars in diverse domains, including Rafael Moneo, Henry N. Cobb, Robert A.M. Stern, Piet Oudolf, Kate Orff, Robert Storr, Ellie Cullman, Paul Goldberger, Thomas Jayne, and Jean-Louis Cohen.

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