Assistant to Literary Agents, Curtis Brown


Curtis Brown is one of the world's leading literary and talent agencies, representing actors, presenters, authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors and theatre directors. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant to join our Books Department, working across two dynamic offices – the office of Cathryn Summerhayes (3 days), and the office of Steph Thwaites (2 days).

This role involves providing proactive and efficient support to busy offices, working closely alongside two Associate Agents to help provide the best possible service to current and potential literary clients and publishing partners.

We are looking for an assistant with excellent communication skills, time management skills, and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable editorial interest and love of reading, be highly motivated, and have a love for creative and collaborative teamwork. Whilst some experience working in a related role, either in the publishing industry or an adjacent cultural sector, would be beneficial, we will provide the relevant training and support. An interest and/or familiarity in adult fiction and non-fiction and knowledge/interest in children’s books would also be desirable.

This role gives an ideal opportunity for an assistant to use their excellent administrative skills to discover more about publishing, build excellent knowledge and contacts within the industry and work with an incredible list of authors and colleagues.

We aim to build a creative environment that celebrates the differences of our clients and colleagues, offering equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.   In our role as conduits and champions of cultural expression we are conscious of our responsibility to reflect the world around us. This means making a considered effort to create an inclusive culture in the workplace and promote opportunities for the broadest possible range of talent.  We welcome all applications from people with interesting ideas, skills and experience.

Salary range: £24,000-£25,000 pa

Start Date: 1stMarch 2022  

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