– Posted October 18th 2018
This is an exceptionally important position at the centre of a busy literary agency. The person we are looking for will be enthusiastic and efficient, and be able to work under pressure and on their own initiative. They will be able to demonstrate that they have outstanding computer skills with an ability to use a wide range of software or be a very quick learner.
The primary function will be to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Agents and Managing Director. Specific duties will include but not be limited to diary management, travel arrangements, booking theatre tickets, filing, dealing with correspondence and learning and providing support in all aspects of the agency. In addition, they will be required to run the reception area and telephone system, and assist all the clients as directed.
The Receptionist/Office manager will be required to ensure the smooth running of the office and maintenance of the website and databases and will also be the ‘face of the Agency’ in that they will be the first port of call for phone calls and visitors and be expected to meet and greet as well as spearheading the agency’s social media content. The job will also include responsibility for the day to day running of the office including but not limited to arranging client travel, organising the script and review libraries, storage room, filing, copying, post etc. There will be an opportunity to read scripts and handle amateur licensing and other contracts on the Agency’s behalf, and this is an excellent role for anyone keen to learn the ropes of being a literary agent. An interest in live theatre and screen drama is essential.
Please write a covering letter or email to Alison Lee, email@example.com, stating why you wish to be considered for the position and briefly stating relevant experience. The letter/email should be accompanied by a CV with current salary if applicable. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and will be asked to fill out an application form.