Job opening detail :
Literary Agency Assistant
posted: Feb. 11, 2019
Offered by:
Lukeman Literary Management Ltd
Full Time
Larchmont, NY
We are a friendly, relaxed, literary agency (in business 20-plus years) that specializes in a broad range of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, including many bestselling and high-profile authors. We also work in the exciting new world of ebook publishing, and it is in this capacity that we are seeking a tech-savvy and self-motivated individual for an assistant position, answering directly to the President. The position will offer the candidate the opportunity to be engaged in a wide variety of duties, including editorial work, online marketing and experimenting with a broad range of e-book sales and marketing techniques.

There is also a philanthropic aspect to the job, as we give away thousands of ebooks and ereaders to those suffering from hardship. So the ideal candidate will be not only commerce-driven, but also driven by a sense of purpose and giving back.

The position will entail an ever-changing array of technical duties, and as no two days will be the same, we need someone who is flexible, forward-thinking, who adapts easily to change, is fast-working, and open to constantly learning in an ever-changing tech environment. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the inner workings of ebook publishing, in a hands-on position with high stakes and with much independence and responsibility.

The ideal candidate will be tech-savvy, an independent worker with outstanding administrative skills, a personable demeanor and a love for books, especially commercial fiction. The position will require the candidate to work with confidential manuscripts, files, passwords, and sales and financial data, so the candidate must be trustworthy and have references demonstrating such. This position may also require the candidate to work remotely much of the time, so the candidate must feel comfortable being self-motivated and highly-disciplined. It will allow the candidate great freedom and flexibility of work days/hours, but also require that work goals are met. This position may also occasionally entail writing marketing copy and/or editing, so editorial experience is preferred. The position offers room for growth for the right candidate.

Minimum Requirements:
--Bachelor's degree
--Tech-savvy and highly detailed oriented, with excellent organizational skills
--Proficiency with Windows and Mac, and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop
--Strong written and verbal communication skills
--Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner.
--Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
--Ability to exercise discretion in handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature
--Meticulous follow-up
--Ability to troubleshoot technical problems
--Ability to be flexible, and to learn quickly

Preferred Requirements:
--Previous office experience in publishing and/or in handling similar tasks strongly preferred
--Experience working with ebooks for a publisher or literary agency preferred
--Experience with online publicity and social networking preferred
--Graphic design and online Sales, Marketing and Publicity experience preferred

Please email your resume and cover letter to
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Noah Lukeman
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