Job opening detail :
Literary Agent
posted: Jan. 8, 2020
Offered by:
Brockman, Inc.
Health; Dental; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
We are creating a new position for a literary agent who will join a team of thirteen, including four other agents, to build their own list of clients. We expect any candidate to share our commitment to research and expert-driven nonfiction; to be an avid reader of such—including books by our authors; and to seek out academics and writers who change the way we see the world. Prior experience as either an agent or an acquiring editor is required.

Core responsibilities:
• Identify and sign new clients.
• Develop book proposals for sale, seeding interest in and securing deals for new projects with US publishers.
• Collaborate with in-house foreign rights group to sell client projects abroad; with contracts to negotiate agreements; and with finance on client accounts.
• Adeptly manage client business over the course of the publishing process and book-writing careers.
• Read for, support, and advise fellow agents.
• Assist with marketing of the agency and its authors, for instance, in conjunction with the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs.

The ideal candidate:
• A sharp, capable self-starter with an ability to forge a network of authors.
• Plugs into our areas of strength with the potential to cultivate new subject areas, perspectives, and voices.
• Demonstrated ability to adeptly manage relationships.
• Clear and skillful communicator who is detail-oriented, organized, and can keep short- and long-term milestones in view.
• Enjoys working independently, but also thrives in a team environment.
About Our  
Founded in 1973, Brockman, Inc. is a natural home for authors of serious nonfiction. Our reputation as an agency is for working with clients to translate their research and/or deep expertise into successful, commercial books that we license directly to publishers in a global market. We represent eight Nobel Laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, and over 50 bestsellers in the last decade alone.
260 Fifth Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 935-8900
Please submit a resume and cover letter to the email address above.
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