The Bent Agency seeks a literary assistant, preferably with at least a year's publishing industry experience, to support its growing UK business
The Bent Agency UK Ltd is a growing literary agency that represents commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. We work closely with the Bent Agency USA and represent authors from all over the world, and we’re proud of our entrepreneurial, author-focused ethos.
We’re looking for an assistant to provide support to our UK office, with a particular focus on foreign rights. Duties will include processing contracts and payments, writing copy for and maintaining our foreign rights guide, book fair scheduling, and general office administration.
The ideal candidate will have superlative communication and administrative skills, with a particular flair for clear, professional writing. You will be extremely organised, comfortable with performing a lot of varied tasks quickly, and accustomed to and comfortable with handling sensitive situations with discretion. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and a genuine interest in the publishing industry.
Salary: £23K p.a. The Bent Agency is an equal opportunities employer and would very much like to hear from a diverse range of candidates. Please email your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 January 2018.