Job opening detail :
Full-time Assistant at Leading Literary Agency
posted: Mar. 6, 2019
Offered by:
InkWell Management
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Job Description

We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic full-time assistant to assist two successful agents at InkWell: Stephen Barbara and Charlie Olsen. Both Charlie and Stephen focus on young adult fiction and middle grade fiction. Additionally, Charlie focuses on graphic novels for all ages and Stephen represents adult genre fiction and select nonfiction. They also specialize in book-to-film and television rights deals with many projects currently in development or active production.

The assistant will liaise with clients and editors, organize and send submissions to publishers, draft personalized letters, edit client manuscripts, track payments and contracts, and review incoming queries and manuscripts. In addition, the assistant will write plot synopses, critical evaluations, and participate in editorial meetings with agents and authors. The assistant will also take part in our social media management. We are looking for someone to tackle all of these tasks, while also answering the phone, coordinating meetings and schedules, and invoicing payments.

We strive to give all of our employees opportunities for growth, and are known for our team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Job Qualifications

Applicants must be articulate, personable, and hold a high level of interest in the publishing field. Strong editorial skills are a must. 1-2 years of relevant experience at a literary agency or major trade house is ideal. Solid written, verbal, and computer skills are necessary. Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office and online resources are essential. Applicants should be motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The assistant must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
About Our  
InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, proudly representing major literary prize winners as well as many of the world’s bestselling and best-loved authors. We enjoy a considerable international reputation as a significant and innovative player in the industry. We continue to be excited by—and on the lookout for—original ideas, riveting stories and great writing.
Please email your cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: Type in subject line: Agent’s Assistant. No telephone calls, please.
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