Job opening detail :
Agency Assistant
posted: June 4, 2021
Offered by:
Health; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Pippin Properties, Inc. is seeking an Agency Assistant.

Our authors and illustrators include top creators in the children’s publishing world today, many of whom have become household names in their own right. We are seeking a highly motivated assistant who is eager to learn what it takes to be a top tier literary agent and who also delights in the Marie Kondo style of organizing and tidying. As assistant, you will free up the President of the company, and her clients will know they can turn to you at any time because you will be fully up to speed on all of their projects. A steel trap memory is a big plus, as is the ability to communicate with ease and elegance in both speech and the written word. Taking initiative and being proactive in a fast-paced, changing environment, you will effectively organize priorities and streamline their execution. Each day, you will build on the knowledge you gained the day before. Curiosity and passion for the art of making a deal, as well as your identity as a voracious reader is a must. Global thinking and understanding of your role in the larger picture is also a must. You will strive to understand every facet of publishing, particularly children's, graphic, and YA publishing, and be joyful about learning.

Responsibilities include:

- Get acquainted with clients of the company, their work, new and old, their interests, their particular likes and dislikes, and cater to them accordingly
- Liaise directly with Pippin clients, earn their trust, and support them on a day-to-day basis
- Ability to coordinate calendars across multiple time zones
- Read with curiosity and discernment
- Maintain client schedules to precision
- Organize files with logic, accuracy, and dispatch
- Ready and willing to take on projects and responsibilities outside of the defined list, as is often required in a small-business setting
- Field all questions with aplomb when the President is unavailable
- Be proficient in basic Office programs: Word, Excel, Power Point, etc. Adobe InDesign a plus

This position may be in our NYC office or virtual, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

Pippin Properties is dedicated to diversity, inclusion and equity in all facets of publishing, and strongly encourages people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Pippin Properties does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legal protected status.
About Our  
Pippin Properties is a boutique literary agency located at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan specializing in books for young readers. We represent beloved and award winning authors and illustrators, including Jason Reynolds, Kate DiCamillo, Nina LaCour, Varian Johnson, Jandy Nelson, Sean Qualls, Katherine Applegate, Erin Entrada Kelly, LeUyen Pham and many more. Please visit our website at for more information.
Holly McGhee
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