Job opening detail :
Publishing Assistant
posted: June 8, 2021
Offered by:
Verve Talent & Literary Agency
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA
Verve Talent & Literary Agency is seeking an assistant to support the head of Verve Publishing. This Agent specializes in memoir, narrative nonfiction, upmarket and literary fiction, and select young adult projects. This is a great opportunity for someone eager to learn the publishing business and how it connects to the larger entertainment industry. We are looking for someone deeply curious, engaged in the publishing industry, and interested in growing in this position. Avid readers are a must, a commitment to helping stories become books required.


-Provide administrative support, including phones, scheduling, expenses, bookings, and general desk duties
-Evaluate queries, read submissions, and write reader reports
-Assist in developing existing projects into submission-ready proposals and manuscripts
-Draft pitch letters and track submissions to editors
-Track contracts and payments
-Engage with clients, editors, foreign rights agents, and colleagues throughout the publishing process
-Track bestsellers, industry news, and publishing trends
-With the Agent, actively liaise with the rest of the publishing team and company

-BA/BS from an accredited University or College or equivalent work experience required
-1 year of experience working as an assistant in the publishing industry preferred
-Excellent written and verbal skills
-Solution-oriented, extremely organized, and the ability to think strategically
-Ability to juggle multiple tasks
-Keen interest in books and how they get made
-Detail-oriented and extremely organized
-Team oriented

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About Our  
Verve provides artist-first representation to the industry’s leading writers, directors, producers, and talent. Clients and partners have access to world-class strategies and opportunities in film, television, theater, alternative media, film finance, and publishing. Verve’s team delivers a personal, hands-on experience that enables the creation of exceptional content around the world.
Phlycia Johnson
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