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Junior Literary Agent and Royalty Administrator
posted: Mar. 10, 2020
Offered by:
The French Publishers Agency Inc.
Health; Dental; IRA account
Full Time
New York, NY
The French Publishers’ Agency, which represents the English language rights of books from France, is seeking for April 1st, 2020 one experienced literary agent to work closely with the director.

Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

*Reading and evaluation of French manuscripts
*Writing blurbs in English
*Writing submission letters/emails to editors and follow-up
*Promoting selected books through emails, telephone pitches, meetings (with editors and at book fairs)
*Negotiating the terms of the sale, drawing up contracts, and overseeing the fulfillment of contractual agreements under the supervision of the Director
*Expanding and maintaining network of American editors interested in acquiring translations from the French in both trade and university press sectors
*Working with French foreign rights departments
*Maintaining database, website and social media accounts
*Managing royalty incomes: tracking, checking and processing royalty statements
*Managing the monthly newsletter
*Clerical work

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

* French language: reading (capable of accessing and comprehend). Writing and speaking a plus.
*A minimum of 1 year of related work experience in foreign rights or literary agency, experience in book publishing required
*Ability to create and maintain client relationships
*Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
*Proficient in Microsoft Office World, Excel and FileMaker Pro

Please send your résumé and cover letter to
And be advised that we may not be able to respond to every applicant regarding their status. Thank you!
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About Our  
The French Publishers’ Agency represents the English language rights to a highly selective yet widely diverse list of books from France, ranging from literary fiction and thrillers to sociology and philosophy, and occasionally children’s books and graphic novels. As an affiliate of the Bureau International de l’Édition Française (BIEF), it represents an average of sixty different member publishers each year.

The agency is proud to include among its authors many preeminent French thinkers, such as Pierre Bourdieu, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Lévinas, André Comte-Sponville, Marguerite Duras, Jean Baudrillard, Julia Kristeva, and Michel Onfray.

The agency’s most recognizable titles are found in the fiction section, including The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky, and The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, and many more from authors like Anna Gavalda, Amélie Nothomb, Assia Djebar, Laurent Gaudé, Alain Mabanckou, Dany Laferrière, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, and Emmanuel Carrère.

Many of the agency’s novelists have now become classics, including Georges Perec, J.M.G. Le Clézio, Patrick Chamoiseau, Patrick Modiano, Raymond Queneau, and Boris Vian.
Alice Tassel
30 Vandam Street
suite 5A
New York, NY 10013
Please send your application via email. No phone calls. Thank you.
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