Job opening detail :
Agent's Assistant
posted: Jan. 2, 2019
Offered by:
Writers House
extremely competitive
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Writers House is seeking an agent’s assistant. The ideal candidate has at least one year of experience in the book publishing industry, a voracious appetite for reading, a keen editorial eye, and excellent organizational skills.

Duties and responsibilities include:
• Reading query and client manuscripts and delivering editorial reports, often on tight deadlines
• Reviewing and replying to manuscript queries
• Processing new client paperwork
• Managing phone lines and taking detailed messages
• Entering all new deals, amendments, and renewals in accounting database
• Tracking all payments due, contract negotiations and execution, and client publication dates
• Liaise between the agent’s desk and the accounting, contracts, and digital departments as needed
• Maintaining office filing, including shelving agency copies of client books (must be able to lift and carry 20 lb. boxes)
• Managing all incoming and outgoing mail and messenger deliveries (with assistance from mail room and front desk)
• Any additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Please apply if you possess the following qualities:
• A love of books and storytelling, and the ability to deliver critical analysis
• Excellent writing skills
• Attention to detail
• Resourcefulness and self-direction
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multitask, and to manage shifting deadlines and priorities
• Comfortable reading royalty statements and contracts
• Fluent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
• Commitment to maintaining client, agent, and agency confidentiality
• Commitment to going above and beyond for our clients
• Experience with Literary Expert software a plus
About Our  
Writers House is one of the largest literary agencies in the industry. We represent a wide range of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and your resume.

No phone calls, please.
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