Job opening detail :
Senior Editor
posted: Mar. 18, 2021
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Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
A vacancy has arisen in our New York office for an experienced book editor to project manage titles on Phaidon’s General Interest, Art, and Photography list, which also includes popular culture and fashion. Working closely with the Publisher and Commissioning Editors, the Senior Editor will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning through to hand-over to production. This will include assessing texts, editing, managing budgets and schedules, as well as supervising proofreaders and outside editors. The Senior Editor will liaise extensively with photographers, freelance and consultant editors, authors, picture researchers, graphic designers, and Phaidon's production team.

Substantial project-management experience in illustrated book publishing (including content development and research, editing, budget management, and InDesign skills) is essential, along with a dedication to excellence and accuracy, and a talent for building strong relationships with authors and freelancers. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrable knowledge of and passion for books within the areas covered by this role.

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.

Candidates will be selected for interview based on their abilities and we would particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented 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 US. To apply, please email a full CV and covering letter to

The closing date for applications is April 16, 2021
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