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Assistant To Literary Agent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant to join our Books department and support Literary Agent & Head of the Book Department, Steph Thwaites. Steph represents a broad range of writers from debut authors to literary estates, number one and Sunday Times bestselling authors and prize winners writing quality commercial fiction and non-fiction, short stories, YA novels and middle grade fiction.

The role of an agent’s assistant centres around ensuring the smooth running of the agent’s office through effective organisation and exceptional client care. Client promotion, seeking new opportunities across the industry globally and safeguarding their interests is at the heart of what an agent does. The successful candidate will need to quickly gain a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of each of the client’s work and specific requirements, building loyalty to Curtis Brown.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail and experience within an administrative role. This role is the ideal opportunity for someone excited by the challenge of working for a busy office and the skill set to adapt, learn and assist efficiently. Experience working as an assistant in a Literary or Talent agency is essential for this role.

The Book Trade Charity offers support to those seeking employment in the Book Trade, including help with interview costs for those who might need it. More information can be found at

Salary Range: TBC (depending on experience)

Start Date: As soon as possible 

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to Please make sure you put ‘Assistant to Literary Agent’ in the subject line of your email and include where you first saw the role advertised.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th June 2024

Assistant To Literary Agent

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Communications, Literary Agent
Assistant To Literary Agent

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Experience working as an assistant in a Literary or Talent agency is essential for this role