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Assistant to Senior Literary Manager

Posted January 9th 2023

42 is looking for an assistant for a senior Literary Manager in our London office. This busy administrative role requires excellent organisational and communication skills to support a manager that represents writers directors and producers as well as media rights across television, film and theatre. The ideal candidate is someone who also has a strong ability to multitask and to work under pressure.

You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced creative environment and interacting with talent and industry professionals with confidentiality and professionalism.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Full administrative support including diary management where applicable.
2. Booking and arranging travel, transport, and accommodation.
3. Responding to queries for and on behalf of clients, and assisting clients, as required.
4. Answering, handling, and fielding calls to the department, talking with clients and responding on behalf of the manager when required
5. Providing coverage on scripts and contracts
6. Contract proofing and term detailing
7. Matchmaking clients to producers
8. Writing detailed reports on films, books, theatre etc.
9. Handling and chasing contracts and invoices, ensuring payments are made promptly and accurately.
10. Full range of office responsibilities including filing, setting up conference calls and appointments, and compiling and reconciling expenses.

Core Skills and Experience:

1. Ideally at least 2-3 years’ experience working as an agent or managers assistant
2. Comfortable working across multiple time zones
3. Highly organised, with great attention to detail. Calm under pressure
4. Ability to multitask and prioritise workload
5. Proactive attitude
6. Passionate about talent, books, film, TV and theatre is essential
7. Experience using Tagmin is preferable but not essential
8. Strong administrative skills and experience in implementing systems
9. Proficient with Apple Macs, Word and Excel
10. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a confident phone manner
11. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rigorous work environment; demonstrated ability to prioritize competing demands and meet deadlines
12. Strong initiative and ownership of responsibilities – must demonstrate a proactive, positive attitude towards given tasks, plan ahead for potential issues and take appropriate action
13. Exemplary interpersonal skills necessary to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Role continually requires demonstrated humility, poise, tact and diplomacy

Please apply by sending a CV and covering note to with the application titled ‘Literary Assistant’

Currently not accepting any more applications

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