Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency - Rights Assistant

Jobs Thursday, 18th April 2019

A unique opportunity to join a dynamic and growing literary agency based in the heart of Mayfair

Representing bestselling authors including Gail Honeyman, C.L. Taylor, Fiona Barton, C.J. Tudor and Holly Bourne, the agency has a reputation for talent spotting new writers and negotiating major deals across all media.

Madeleine Milburn Ltd is looking for an energetic, creative and highly-motivated Rights Assistant. This crucial role is best suited for someone with at least one year's office and/or industry experience and a desire to progress within the agency. They should also have a proven track record of administrative excellence, and be a voracious reader of contemporary fiction.

As part of an ambitious team your role will demand a sense of urgency coupled with an aptitude for calm, an articulate phone and writing style, a desire to learn and to initiate, and outstanding organisational standards.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): assisting with international rights for adult and children's fiction and non-fiction; creating agency marketing material; scheduling and attending book fairs; royalty and contract processing; website and database management; responsibility for agency media in relation to international rights; handling international publicity for authors; and general office duties.

With Madeleine shortlisted as Literary Agent of the Year, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine dominating the charts, the MMLA list expanding more than ever in its seven-year history, and a fierce reputation for launching the international careers of our authors, the successful candidate will be joining at an incredibly exciting moment in the agency's history.

We pride ourselves on investing in our staff, and though salary is based on experience it will be subject to a review after 6 months.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter addressed to Liane-Louise Smith (Rights Director) that includes your notice period, salary expectations and the last five books you have enjoyed to no later than 7th May 2019. We reserve the right to close the recruitment process early if we have found the right candidate.

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