Assistant to Literary Manager in London Colney - 42 M&P

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London Colney, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
2 days ago

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Job Description

42 is looking for an assistant for a leading Literary Manager in our London office. This busy administrative role requires excellent organisational and communication skills in a department that represents writers and directors in the film, television, theatre and radio industries. 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.

Hours:9:30am – 6:30pm

Main Responsibilities:

Full administrative support including diary management where applicable.

Booking and arranging travel, transport, and accommodation.

Responding to queries for and on behalf of clients, and assisting clients, as required.

Answering, handling, and fielding calls to the department, talking with clients and responding on behalf of the manager when required

Providing coverage on scripts and contracts

Contract proofing and term detailing

Matchmaking clients to producers

Writing detailed reports on films, books, theatre etc.

Handling and chasing contracts and invoices, ensuring payments are made promptly and accurately.

Full range of office responsibilities including filing, setting up conference calls and appointments, and compiling and reconciling expenses.

Core Skills and Experience:

Ideally at least 2-3 years’ experience working as an agent or managers assistant but not essential

Comfortable working across multiple time zones

Highly organised, with great attention to detail. Calm under pressure

Ability to multitask and prioritise workload

Passionate about talent, books, film, TV and theatre is essential

Experience using Tagmin is preferable but not essential

Strong administrative skills and experience in implementing systems

Proficient with Apple Macs, Word and Excel

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a confident phone manner

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rigorous work environment; demonstrated ability to prioritize competing demands and meet deadlines

Strong initiative and ownership of responsibilities – must demonstrate a proactive, positive attitude towards given tasks, plan ahead for potential issues and take appropriate action

Exemplary interpersonal skills necessary to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Role continually requires demonstrated humility, poise, tact and diplomacy


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