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Junior Press Officer, London

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 London and New York City. 

Reporting to the Publicity Manager, we are seeking an exceptional Junior Press Officer. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous publicity experience to contribute ideas and passion to a small and friendly team based at our London office. 

Responsibilities will include assisting in planning and implementing impactful, creative and intelligent publicity campaigns, incorporating both traditional and online media, preparing mail-outs to media and assisting with departmental administration. The ideal candidate will also have a sound knowledge of, and be active on, social media and will implement online media campaigns.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing publicity campaigns independently as well as working with the Publicity Manager
  • Working closely with colleagues in the US and our European offices, sharing campaign ideas and strategies
  • Working with wider marketing and sales teams (such as reps, marketing, social media, and website) to ensure press campaigns are integrated with them and deliver the objectives set
  • Building relationships directly with authors
  • Attending regular journalist meetings and growing your network of contacts
  • Managing departmental and personal administration
  • Assisting organising and implementing high-profile author events 

You will:

  • Have a strong network of media contacts
  • Be proactive – someone who seeks out new opportunities and comes up with fresh ideas
  • Be creative in your campaign ideas and planning
  • Be organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • Have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be a problem solver

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ PR experience either in-house or agency
  • An interest and passion for the subjects that Phaidon publish and a specialist interest in any one or more of these subjects  
  • A strong understanding and proven interest in digital and social media 
  • Experience of organising events and PR tours

Please apply by email to Zek Tahir, HR Manager with the following: 

  • Your CV 
  • A supporting statement explaining how your experience relates to this role (maximum 500 words) 
  • A description of a press campaign that you have led, including top three campaign objectives and outcomes (maximum 500 words) 

Closing date: 18th August 2019 

Junior Press Officer, London

Phaidon Press, London
Full-time, Permanent
Account Manager, Campaigns, PR, Publicity, Marketing, Digital, Social Media