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Assistant to Agent for theatre, film & TV creatives

Posted October 21st 2022

The Soho Agency is a leading literary, theatrical and talent agency based in Soho, London.

We are looking for a new assistant to provide full time administrative and creative support for one of our Agents representing creatives, directors and writers working within our fun and dynamic theatre, film and TV department and to support the wider literary and talent agency. The ideal candidate will be energetic, confident, enthusiastic and able to work both independently and as part of a small team. They will be highly engaged with the entertainment and media industry with a particular interest in theatre, film and TV. They will have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to work calmly and flexibly with an understanding of the importance of excellent client service. A confidence working with numbers and accounting is also essential and with previous experience of working in an agency.

Job specification
• Administrative support to Agent in all aspects of their work.
• Invoicing and accounts processing using agency software (Bradbury Phillips) and working with accounts team
• Handling client and customer requests and enquiries
• Updating company website (biogs and news), client and agent diaries, records and systems
• Reading books and reporting on their potential to be adapted for TV, film or theatre. Helping prepare and collate pitches for book to film/TV submissions
• Assisting with contracts and seeing them through to completion.
• Supporting agency’s social media and managing department social media posts from company accounts
• Any other general tasks that arise in the day-to-day running of a small and busy office

Experience & Skills:
• Strong literacy and numeracy skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (including Outlook, Word, Excel – inc. spreadsheets & PowerPoint).
• You will need to be able to demonstrate your passion for the theatre, film and TV industry, as well as your knowledge and enthusiasm for the arts and culture more generally.
• You will have some experience in developed script reading and reporting skills and will have spent time assessing and understanding dramatic art (film/TV/Theatre).
• You will be a confident communicator with a good sense of fun who enjoys a fast-paced working environment
• Attention to detail, an ability to manage several tasks at once and good problem-solving skills will be key, as will being able to work well under pressure
• Able to work independently, as well as part of a team
• Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality
• Proven work ethic
• Educated to degree level OR have commercial and/or industry experience
• Some accounting, invoicing and database entry experience an advantage

Salary: £25k + commensurate with experience

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.

Submission deadline Friday 4th November

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to

Currently not accepting any more applications

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