Assistant to Literary Agent

New York
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Jamie Herskowitz
Full Time
-Bachelor degree required
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Must have superb organizational, analytical, and time management skills
-Outgoing, charming personality and the ability to communicate professionally with colleagues, clients and buyers.
-Exceptionally strong attention to detail
-Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information discretely and with diplomacy
-Ability to multi-task
-Unafraid to ask questions
-Proficiency in MS office, Excel and Outlook
-Directing mail / answering phones
-Data entry / up-keeping central rolodex of editorial contacts in magazines and book publishing contacts
-Creating and up-keeping a master list of the book department’s upcoming literary projects with up-to-date information about each title and rights information
-Researching account details of both domestic and foreign publishing contracts
-Maintain filing system and ensure filing remains current
-Other varied administrative details
This position affords an opportunity to learn the mechanics of publishing contracts, particularly in how books are licensed to magazines for excerpts and to third party publishers for audio book rights. The position would provide an introduction to the business side of publishing for candidates considering a future in the business. This particular position is working for an agent who is central to the department. In turn, the assistant’s exposure to multiple book agents and, in turn, the agency’s full list of ongoing and backlist book projects is large so ability to work well with others and handle high-volume of tasks are must have qualities.
ICM offers a competitive industry salary plus excellent benefits.
All interested and qualified candidates please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to EEO.

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