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Agency Assistant- Paid Internship


Bell Lomax Moreton is a literary agency, representing a wide range of distinguished authors and illustrators, writing and illustrating adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

We are able to offer candidates interested in pursuing a career in publishing the opportunity to experience life at the heart of a busy and thriving literary agency. You will work closely with our agents, gaining invaluable first-hand experience of literary and artist agenting, publishing and the media. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Logging submissions and reading manuscripts
  • Sending feedback and/or rejection letters and emails
  • Taking and typing up meeting minutes
  • Answering the phone and dealing with all enquiries coming into the agency
  • Updating the website and agency Twitter with news stories e.g. book publications, author awards, nominations and events etc
  • Assisting agents with ad hoc projects
  • Filing, copying and general admin
  • Creating and sending invoices to publishers and chasing late payments
  • Monitoring existing publishing and subsidiary rights deals and contracts and renewing these if necessary    
  • Paying authors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

About You

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates to work with us on various projects. Good administrative and organisational skills are essential, as is a solid working knowledge of all MS Office systems.  Experience of using a Wordpress CMS system, e-newsletter mailing platform, and brochure content creation and design would also be an advantage. We are a small (but perfectly formed) team and would like the potential candidate to have a positive, sociable attitude, as well as a genuine interest in the industry.  

The internship will start immediately and will last for a period of 6 months, with the potential to extend into a permanent role for the right candidate.  This is a paid placement (£17,500, pro rata); in return we ask that you work 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri and that you commit to completing the full 6 month period*. 

If you think an internship with Bell Lomax Moreton might be the right place for you to start your career in publishing, then please send your CV and covering letter to

*Please note the Bell Lomax Moreton office is based in Petts Wood (London Zone 5) and daily travel to this location will be required

Agency Assistant- Paid Internship

Bell Lomax Moreton, London
Literary Agency
Agent Assistant
Salary description: 
£17,500, pro rata

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