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Junior Illustration Agent

Plum Pudding is one of the leading illustration agencies working primarily, but not exclusively, in the Children’s Publishing sector and we are recruiting! Plum require a Junior Agent to work alongside our primary children’s agents and with our existing illustrators to develop new opportunities for children’s illustrators working in pre-school, picture books, middle-grade and non-fiction publishing. You’ll be part of a creative, independently owned company, based in our Reigate office 

The job will include:

  • Negotiating offers and contracts, closing deals and securing the best terms possible for the artist.
  • Managing own projects from initial commission through to delivery.
  • Ensuring project briefs are sent to artists correctly and on time and offering guidance and support.
  • Organising and undertaking UK client meetings on a regular basis
  • Attending book fairs when requested
  • Attending events when required
  • Contributing to team marketing plans and assisting in briefing and creating digital campaigns
  • Regularly creating and sending out artwork collections to clients
  • Responding to enquires as required
  • Developing artists portfolios.
  • Keeping abreast of trends and requirements within the industry.
  • Managing artist submissions.


  • Excellent phone manner
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills?
  • Friendly persona that can keep calm under pressure
  • Broad knowledge of illustration + commissioning audience

Required technical skills:

  • Photoshop / Adobe Suite 
  • Excel

Highly desired skills:

  • InDesign, creating print ready promotional material
  • Experience working within animation

Contract & hours:

Monday to Friday

9.00am-5.00pm + occasional additional hours as required to fulfil your role.


Negotiable – dependent on experience


*As part of your application, please outline your salary expectations.

Closing date: June 11th 2021


Junior Illustration Agent

Plum Pudding Illustration Agency, Reigate
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Events, Publishing, Communications, Agent Assistant, Contracts, Picture Research, Business Development
Junior Illustration Agent
Salary description: 
Negotiable – dependent on experience

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Photoshop / Adobe Suite / Excel