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Literary office assistant

Literary office assistant

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 08/07/2022
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Permanent position
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Junior
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£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date for applications: 7th July at 11.59pm

 

This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for someone eager to pursue a career in the publishing industry.

WME is a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television and theatre. WME is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

We are seeking a highly motivated, organised, and enthusiastic Literary Office Assistant. The role supports WME’s London-based Literary department as well as the HR & Operations teams, involving administrative duties and the general efficient running of the office. 

 

Responsibilities

Literary department

  • Providing support to the Literary assistants, coordinators, and agents when desks are particularly busy with various admin tasks
  • Short term periods covering Literary Assistant absences. When providing cover, this would involve general administrative and editorial support to the agent by managing agent’s calendar, email, and phones
  • Scheduling and Event planning during client visits and Book Fairs (dinners, author events).
  • Scheduling publisher meetings with for Literary agents
  • Reading manuscripts and providing reports for the International Rights team
  • Managing and logging the physical books around the office
  • Updating department databases
  • Reading unsolicited submissions to agents
  • Handling incoming and outgoing department post
  • Talent spotting and market research

 

Operations department

  • Answering phone calls, distributing post, and other administrative duties
  • Providing daily cover on reception
  • Providing general support, with occasional longer-term projects
  • Covering staff absence on Literary agent assistant desks, reception, and mailroom
  • Running errands for staff as required
  • General admin, ad hoc research, and projects as they arise

 

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for someone eager to pursue a career in the Publishing industry
  • The ideal candidate would be an avid reader who is passionate about books, with a strong interest in global entertainment
  • They will have a willingness to learn quickly and assist wherever required in a fast-paced environment, with a hard-working, can-do attitude
  • A genuine team-player who can take initiative and solve problems, they will demonstrate exceptional organisation and communication skills
  • They will understand the importance of excellent client service and absolute discretion, always keeping a highly professional attitude

 

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

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Junior

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

Required skills

  • general knowledge
  • Office applications