We're currently recruiting:
Foreign Rights Assistant
United Agents is looking for a full-time assistant to two Foreign Rights Agents in the Books department of the Agency where they represent many prize-winning adult and children’s authors. One of the agents is also building her own small list of primary clients so there will be an opportunity to assist on this side of the business too. They will provide general administrative support, including processing contracts, tax forms, raising invoices and preparing rights lists and other sales material. Previous experience would be helpful but isn’t necessary. This is a great entry-level opportunity for a career in the publishing industry. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, be confident in handling a wide range of administrative tasks, and will enjoy being part of a busy team of five people.
Please send CV and covering email with BOOKS in the subject header to email@example.com
Agent's Assistant – Presenters Department
The role includes :
. Dealing with high-profile clients daily
. Negotiating events and appearances
. Organising clients' travel arrangements and diaries
. Orchestrating the smooth running of the office
. Liaising with broadcasters, clients, publishers, producers, publicists and
the media on a daily basis
. Being responsible for responding to email and phone enquiries.
The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of client management, pitching for and negotiating work including drawing up and processing contracts and working closely with their agent to manage clients' careers.
It is essential that the successful candidate has at least a year's experience in television, publishing or in media including the negotiation of contracts; exceptional organisational, personal, written and verbal skills; and enjoys working in a busy environment and is comfortable using MS Office.
Please send CV and covering email with PRESENTERS in the subject header to firstname.lastname@example.org
Agent's Assistant – Film & Television Department
We’re currently recruiting for an Assistant to work within our Film & Television Department, reporting solely to an Agent specializing in directors and screenwriters. Responsibilities will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients, broadcasters, producers and the media on a daily basis and maintaining the smooth running of the office.
The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of (and passion for) film, television (drama specifically) and theatre, have a can-do attitude and be proficient in the use of MS Office. Experience of working at a Film or TV production company or Literary Agency would be beneficial. As would some experience of script-reading.
Please send CV and covering email with FILM & TV 2 in the subject header to email@example.com
United Agents is currently looking for experienced Temps to work across the company, in particular our Actors Department. The successful candidates will have :
- Experience of working in a talent agency, particularly working in an Actors department.
- An excellent working knowledge of film, television and theatre.
- A knowledge of existing Casting Directors.
- Understand the nuances of working directly with Talent. Consequently, we’re actively looking at candidates who have experience of client facing work.
- Be computer literate and technically minded, together with a good knowledge of standard software packages.
- Be able to work quickly and accurately.
- Have a can-do attitude, enjoy being part of a team and able to think on their feet.
- An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively.
As many of our permanent members of staff originally started as Temps, we’re keen to develop on-going relationships and would be interested in hearing from those who perhaps are unable to Temp at present but may be interested in doing so in the future.
Please send a short covering email and CV, writing TEMPS in the subject header to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not accept application or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.
We offer a year-long internship in the role as an office runner, which we advertise as and when the position is available. Our intention is that the internship is properly structured with the intern spending a fortnight in each department to really get to understand how they operate before working company-wide.
We also set up meetings with an agent in each department so by the time the initial 10 week period is complete our Interns have a clear understanding of artist management and what it means to be an agent. They then have the opportunity to put what they've learnt into practice. It is a paid role which is commensurate with other entry-level jobs in the industry.
Because the number of applications we receive far outweighs the number of places, we are only able to accept them during a specific period of recruitment, which is advertised here and on the PMA website. We are unable to predict when that will be as often our interns secure permanent positions before the end of their contract. Please do not submit CVs outside of that time, as they will not be considered.
We no longer offer ad hoc work experience placements, instead focusing on our Intern Scheme, detailed above.
We do not accept applications or inquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.