David Higham Associates
7th Floor, Waverley House
7–12 Noel Street
London W1F 8GQ
Switchboard: 020 7434 5900
Fax: 020 7437 1072
11 May 2015: We currently have two vacancies at Assistant level at the agency.
The first is a full-time role, as Assistant to Anthony Goff and Andrew Gordon.The ideal candidate will be hard-working and enthusiastic, and have experience of working in a literary agency or publishing house. Other attributes we are looking for include excellent organisational skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to use your initiative and plan your own time. Good communication skills are a must: the candidate will be working closely with our in-house teams and publishers, and will be expected to build good relationships with a wide range of distinguished and bestselling authors, including fiction, non-fiction and children’s.
We are also looking for an Agent’s Assistant as maternity cover. This is a short-term contract, from the end of June 2015. Similar attributes to above. In both cases we are looking for hard-working, committed individuals with a sense of humour.
Key Responsibilities include (both roles):
* Providing full administrative back-up to the Agents including: dealing with text permission requests, processing contracts, invoicing, arranging meetings, updating the website, database management
* Liaising with in-house departments – keeping them up-to-date with any developments in publishing schedules, publication plans and post-publication news
* Liaising with authors and editors
* Reading and reporting on unsolicited submissions
Please send an application letter and full CV, by 27 May 2015, to either:
We run two full-time internships in the Books department, one of which is mostly working with children's books. We are looking for hard-working, committed individuals interested in pursuing a career within a literary agency, willing to turn their hand to a variety of tasks including Reception duties, database management, reader’s reports and processing of contracts, for both adult and children’s authors. Excellent attention to detail, a willingness to learn and a sense of humour are essential. We offer a six-month placement and pay the minimum wage, and in exchange we expect our interns to commit for the full placement.
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEXT INTERNSHIP DOES NOT BEGIN UNTIL AUTUMN 2015.
To apply send your CV and a covering letter describing your suitability to Andrew Gordon after 1 July 2015.
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