David Higham Associates
7th Floor, Waverley House
7–12 Noel Street
London W1F 8GQ

Switchboard: 020 7434 5900

Fax: 020 7437 1072
E-mail: dha@davidhigham.co.uk



We are looking for an Agent’s Assistant to join our busy team in Soho as maternity cover.  Short term contract, from the end of June 2015.

We are looking for a hard-working, committed individual. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a literary agency or publishing house and should be passionate about fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children. The successful candidate will be very well-organised, have an excellent eye for detail, be able to use their initiative and plan their own time. Good communication skills are a must as the candidate will be working closely with our in-house teams as well as authors and publishers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing full administrative back-up to the Agent 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 your CV, by 27th May, to either:

Veronique Baxter or Andrew Gordon



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.


To apply send your CV and a covering letter describing your suitability to Andrew Gordon after 1 July 2015.

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