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Agents’ Assistant – Books Department

Are you all about client care? Want to spend your day leafing through exciting, new manuscripts? Then check out this opportunity in London…

United Agents is a leading British talent and literary agency founded in 2007. The agency collective represents hundreds of actors, authors and presenters. Based in central London, United Agents covers almost every element in entertainment creativity, placing talent across the UK and in mainland Europe.

The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of client management and preferably have previous experience in this area, or elsewhere within the publishing industry, though this is not absolutely necessary. You will be widely read, and will be expected to read several books and manuscripts a week.


  • Client care and promotion
  • Reading and assessing manuscripts and preparing editorial feedback
  • Processing contracts and raising invoices
  • Providing general administrative support
  • Orchestrating the smooth running of both agents’ offices


  • Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a necessity
  • An entrepreneurial attitude
  • An eye for detail
  • Experience of using MS Office
  • Preferably have previous experience in client management or the publishing industry


  • Please send CV and covering email, including a couple of paragraphs about your two favourite books (one fiction and one non-fiction) that were published in the UK in 2019, with BOOKS ASSISTANT in the header to this email
  • Salary is commensurate with other entry-level salaries in the industry
  • In your application, state that you heard about this role through Creative Access