Creative Access
Assistant to literary manager

Assistant to literary manager

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 01/06/2022
Permanent position
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Are you excited to work in a fast-paced creative environment, interact with talent and industry professionals, and learn more about literary management?

42 is looking for an assistant for a leading Literary Manager in our London office. This busy administrative role requires excellent organisational and communication skills in a department that represents writers and directors in the film, television, theatre and radio industries. The ideal candidate is someone who also has a strong ability to multitask and to work under pressure. 


You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced creative environment and interacting with talent and industry professionals with confidentiality and professionalism. 


Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm


Main Responsibilities: 

  1. Full administrative support including diary management where applicable.
  2. Booking and arranging travel, transport, and accommodation.
  3. Responding to queries for and on behalf of clients, and assisting clients, as required.
  4. Answering, handling, and fielding calls to the department, talking with clients and responding on behalf of the manager when required
  5. Providing coverage on scripts and contracts 
  6. Contract proofing and term detailing 
  7. Matchmaking clients to producers 
  8. Writing detailed reports on films, books, theatre etc. 
  9. Handling and chasing contracts and invoices, ensuring payments are made promptly and accurately.
  10. Full range of office responsibilities including filing, setting up conference calls and appointments, and compiling and reconciling expenses.


Core Skills and Experience: 

  1. Ideally experience working as an agent or managers assistant but not essential
  2. Comfortable working across multiple time zones
  3. Highly organised, with great attention to detail. Calm under pressure 
  4. Ability to multitask and prioritise workload 
  5. Passionate about talent, books, film, TV and theatre is essential
  6. Experience using Tagmin is preferable but not essential 
  7. Strong administrative skills and experience in implementing systems
  8. Proficient with Apple Macs, Word and Excel
  9. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a confident phone manner 
  10. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rigorous work environment; demonstrated ability to prioritize competing demands and meet deadlines
  11. Strong initiative and ownership of responsibilities – must demonstrate a proactive, positive attitude towards given tasks, plan ahead for potential issues and take appropriate action
  12. Exemplary interpersonal skills necessary to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Role continually requires demonstrated humility, poise, tact and diplomacy

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Entry

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year