ASSISTANT TO LITERARY AGENT
WME, William Morris Entertainment, part of the Endeavor network, is a leading entertainment talent agency representing artists and content creators across all media platforms, specifically movies, television, music, theatre, digital and publishing. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, WME also has offices in New York, Nashville, London and Sydney.
In 2014 WME acquired IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media. Endeavor also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship, Professional Bull Riders and Miss Universe as well as representing the NFL and NHL. Together, our companies offer an unparalleled client roster, strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.
The ideal candidate will be organised, discreet and professional, with previous experience in the publishing industry, possessing exceptional organisation and communication skills. They will be unflappable and flexible, understanding the importance of excellent client service and absolute discretion. They will ideally have:
- A good degree or equivalent
- Previous experience within the publishing industry
- Highly motivated and energetic with excellent written and oral communication skills
- The ability to remain focused while multi-tasking, with a hardworking, professional attitude
- Exceptional time management, reliability and prioritisation skills
- Strong organisational skills and great attention to detail
- A great work ethic and the ability to work to a high standard independently under pressure
- A huge passion for reading, with an interest in attending literary events, festivals and generally providing support to authors
- Absolute confidentiality and discretion at all times. All WME employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, and any breach of this agreement will result in immediate disciplinary procedures
Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Proactive support to agent including diary management, travel arrangements, answering phones and drafting correspondence. Other ad hoc tasks as required.
- Assisting with the preparation of submissions, tracking and drafting contracts, tracking payments and royalties and generating reports, lists and timetables.
- Liaising with clients, publishers and internal colleagues, maintaining good relationships and open communication.
- Assisting with the evaluation of manuscripts and book proposals for all genres, for both UK and US authors.
Please submit a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Literary Assistant’. The closing date for applications is Friday 31st May.