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Posted October 3rd 2023


Permanent contract, full-time
Hours: Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm – office based in Central London
Salary: £26,000-£28,000 per annum, commensurate with experience
Start date: ASAP
Application deadline: 18th October 2023

The Soho Agency is a leading literary, theatrical and talent agency based in Soho, London. We represent clients across a range of areas including internationally best-selling authors and illustrators, leading writers, directors and creatives for theatre, film and TV, award-winning on-screen and digital talent, high-profile speakers, and major brands. We are a boutique agency (with 23 employees) with a rich history and a high-profile client list. See our website at

This is an office-based role working in the books department, supporting Mark Lucas, Araminta Whitley & Marina de Pass, whose respective lists include Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling authors Sophie Kinsella, Kate Mosse, Nigel Slater, Tom Bradby and John Nichol.


The administrative side of the role includes: proactive PA support, scheduling meetings and booking travel, updating internal databases, drafting and checking contracts, working with our accounts team on payments and invoices, liaising with the other departments on the website and rights guides, playing a key role in managing the biannual royalty periods, processing royalty statements, tracking international publications and collating information for our translation rights and film & TV associates.

The creative side of the role includes: reading and assessing manuscripts, contributing editorial notes on client manuscripts, contributing to the agency’s social media, coming up with proactive ideas and writing articles for our website and for clients, keeping abreast of trends in the UK and international markets, including social media/BookTok trends, attending industry events and book launches.


The ideal candidate will have experience of a full-time role in an agency, scouting agency or publishing house, or equivalent office experience, and will thrive in a varied and dynamic working environment, as well as recognising the value of efficient administration. Please note this is not an entry level role.

This opportunity will suit someone with excellent organisation skills, who reads broadly and voraciously. You will be working alongside both high-profile and debut authors of commercial, reading group and accessible literary fiction, in a range of genres from thrillers to historical to romance, as well as select non-fiction, from cookery to memoir.

While there is a creative thread to this role, administration underpins everything we do, so attention to detail is essential. We are looking for someone with strong literacy and numeracy skills, and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (including Outlook, Word, Excel – including spreadsheets & PowerPoint). Bradbury Philips experience would be a bonus.


To apply please send a cover letter (including your notice period, if relevant), a CV, and a document outlining 3 books you loved reading this year and why (a paragraph on each is fine) to Please mark applications for the attention of Marina de Pass.

The Soho Agency employs people on the basis of their abilities. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

The closing date is 18th October 2023. We reserve the right to close the process early if we find the right candidate.

Currently not accepting any more applications

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