Jobs

We're currently recruiting :

Agent's Assistant – Books Department

We are currently recruiting a confident and professional full-time assistant to one of our senior Book Agents.   Duties will include providing general administrative support, drafting and processing contracts, raising invoices and chasing for payments together with orchestrating the smooth running of the office, reading and editing manuscripts and proposals, liaising with clients and publishers (respecting at all times client confidentiality), and developing new ideas and new opportunities.  The successful candidate will have experience of, and a passion for, publishing and will be involved in all areas of client management.

Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a necessity, together with a ‘can-do’ and entrepreneurial attitude, an eye for detail and experience of using MS Office.

Please send CV and covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk, clearly marking your application BOOKS in the subject header.

Please note we do not accept applications or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.

Because we often have a large response to our advertised positions, we cannot always respond to all applications.

 

INTERNSHIPS

We offer a year long internship in the role as an Office Runner, which we advertise as and when the position is available.  Our intention is that the internship is properly structured with the intern spending a fortnight in each department to really get to understand how they operate before working company wide.  We also set up meetings with an Agent in each department so by the time the initial 10 week period is complete our Interns have a clear understanding of artist management and what it means to be an Agent.  They then have the opportunity to put what they've learnt into practice.  It is a paid role which is commensurate with other entry level jobs in the industry.

Because the number of applications we receive far outweigh the number of places, we are only able to accept them during a specific period of recruitment  which is advertised here.  We are unable to predict when that will be as often our interns secure permanent positions before the end of their contract.  Please do not submit CVs outside of that time, as they will not be considered .

We look for individuals who have a clear passion for the arts, are computer literate, are willing to learn and have a can-do attitude.    

                                                                     

WORK EXPERIENCE

We no longer offer ad hoc work experience placements, instead focusing on our Intern Scheme, detailed above.

We do not accept applications or inquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.