Literary Assistant to Two Agents

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 11, 2013
Closes
May 11, 2013
Contact
Ms. Sara Day
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Job Summary:

Literary agency seeks full time assistant to work closely with two Agents. Applicant should be interested in commercial fiction, women’s fiction and commercial non-fiction, as well as other varied genres.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Answering and placing telephone calls
-Processing payments and royalty statements
-Preparing submissions and submission lists
-Mailing contracts and payments
-Composing press kits for submissions
-Writing rejection letters
-Tracking payments and contracts through various stages
-Tracking submissions
-Keeping detailed schedules
-Generating expense reports
-Corresponding with clients via email and phone
-Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned


Requirements:

-Bachelor’s Degree
-Experience at an agency or in book publishing
-Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus, and Outlook
-Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
-Ability to prioritize and multi-task


Please submit resume and cover letter. We regret that due to the high volume of applications received, we cannot respond to all queries. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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