Project Editor – Art, Photography, and General Interest
- Full Time
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, photographers, writers, chefs, and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children.
We need an experienced project editor to manage titles within the Art, Photography, Fashion, and General Interest lists from our New York office. Working closely with the Publisher and Commissioning Editors, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning to production hand-over to presenting titles at Phaidon’s biannual sales conferences. Responsibilities will include assessing texts, editing, managing budgets and schedules, as well as supervising proofreaders and outside editors. You will also liaise extensively with authors, photographers, freelance and consultant editors, picture researchers, graphic designers, and Phaidon's production team.
You must have substantial book-management experience in illustrated book publishing (including editing, budget management, and InDesign skills), a dedication to excellence and accuracy, and a talent for building excellent relationships with authors and freelancers. A demonstrable knowledge of and passion for publishing within the areas covered by this role is essential.
Please send a full CV and covering letter to Zek Tahir, Human Resources Manager, Phaidon, Regent’s Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, email firstname.lastname@example.org