Literary Assistant

New York
Apr 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
Ms. Alison Bernstein
Other, Publishing
Full Time
Job Summary:

Literary agency seeks full time assistant to work closely with Executive Vice President/Agent. Applicant should be interested in both fiction and non-fiction, including commercial fiction, history, thrillers, current events, science-fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, literary fiction, young adult, children’s, biography, and literary memoir.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

-Answering and placing telephone calls
-Composing pitch letters for submissions
-Taking dictation and drafting correspondence
-Writing rejection letters
-Drafting permission agreements
-Tracking payments and contracts through various stages
-Processing checks and royalty statements
-Tracking submissions
-Keeping detailed schedules
-Generating expense reports
-Corresponding with clients and editors via email and phone
-Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts
-Updating publisher’s list
-Working closely with the eBook team, audio and foreign rights department
-Providing updates for the Foreign Rights Guide
-Tracking reversions and rights for backlist titles

*** Additional job responsibilities may be assigned


-Bachelor’s degree
-1-2 years experience at an agency or in book publishing
-Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
-Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
-Ability to prioritize and multi-task
-Knowledge of BAITS software a PLUS

This is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow with a fabulous company!

Please include a cover letter with resume. No phone calls please.

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