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Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.

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Title: Agent Assistant
Description: Full-service literary agency seeks an Agent Assistant. The role will support one of the Agents within the Literary Department. Excellent opportunity for growth.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage Agent’s day-to-day and overall affairs, including without limit
coordinating meetings and attendant logistics, intaking and placing
phone calls, managing mail and correspondence, and arranging travel
• Maintain Agent’s files and records (digital and physical) in accordance
with agency protocol.
• Prepare information and materials, both for and from meetings
• Responsible for reception of guests.
• Run general errands.
• Related ad hoc tasks as required
• Upkeep multiple database and digital filing systems.
• Read and evaluate manuscripts, proposals, and other written materials
Requirements: Qualifications

• 1 -2 year support experience at an agency, publisher, or scouting
office working with senior personnel.
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication manner and skills (verbal
and written) with sturdy sense of tact
• Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of anticipating needs and
requests before they arise
• Superlative organizational and prioritizing skills, being both
attentive to details and proficient at multi-tasking.
• Positive, go-getter and flexible attitude, capable of working well both
collaboratively with colleagues of all levels as well as independently
with an aptitude for resourcefulness
• Experience working with confidential information showing track record
of trustworthiness and responsibility
• Ability to stay late
• Superior computer skills (including proficiency with all Microsoft
Office programs) a must.
• Social media savviness a plus.
Location: New York, NY
How To Apply For This Job: If you believe your background meets with our requirements and qualifications and that you would be a good fit for this position, please send your cover letter and resume (as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment) via email to, with the subject line: Application for Agent Assistant Position. You are responsible for ensuring that your application, including the subject line, meet exactly with specifications. If it does not, it will not be considered.
Date Posted: 11/19/2018 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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