We’re currently looking for an intern to join us here at United Agents on a paid 6 month contract. The successful candidate will primarily assist Reception and be on hand for general office admin however as their confidence and ability grows there is potential to take on more responsibility.
This position has been created to allow candidates with no experience in talent management the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in order to forge their on-going careers. Consequently we’re actively seeking, bright, capable candidates in need of a stepping stone, with no experience in the industry or internships under their belts.
The successful candidate will have a passion for film, television, theatre or books, be IT savvy, able to follow instruction, have an eye for detail, a can-do attitude, willing to try their hand at anything and available to start on Monday 13th January.
Please send a covering email and your CV to email@example.com with INTERN in the header.
Agent’s Assistant – Film & Television Department
We’re currently recruiting for a full-time assistant to an agent representing directors and screenwriters in film and TV. You will be involved in all areas of client management, acting as an essential point of contact for clients and a wide range of industry contacts. The ideal candidate has a passion for film, TV, and theatre, with a good general knowledge of the industry. Previous assistant experience - ideally at an agency or production company - is required. You should be highly organised, enthusiastic, proactive, show strong attention to detail, good judgment, and have excellent communication skills. Script reading and/or contract experience is a plus.
Please send CV and covering email, clearly marking your application FILM & TV in the subject header to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawyer – Maternity Cover
We’re currently recruiting an experienced Media Lawyer to provide maternity cover within our three person legal team starting Feb/March 2020.
The successful candidate will have experience in underlying rights and talent contracts (including contracts for writers, directors , actors and presenters) for film, television, theatre and publishing. They will also have a good general legal knowledge and, above all, a commercial approach to the practice of law. We’re actively looking for someone who can hit the ground running – a skilled communicator, with a passion to protect clients’ interests and a desire to play an active part in negotiating contracts and keeping abreast of developments in the law.
Please send CV and covering email, clearly marking your application LEGAL in the subject header to email@example.com
Foreign Rights Agent (Permanent Contract)
United Agents Books Department is expanding its seven-strong Foreign Rights team with the addition of a full-time Foreign Rights Agent. We are looking for a candidate with a stellar track record in the industry with experience in a wide range of adult fiction and non-fiction, who will thrive on working proactively alongside our three Foreign Rights Agents. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional industry player to join one of the UK’s most successful literary and talent agencies.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in all aspects of the Foreign Rights role including auctions and contract negotiations at the highest level, be prepared to travel to book fairs and undertake regular sales trips, be full of ideas and enthusiasm and above all be excited by working collaboratively with all of our agents and authors as part of a very busy, tightly knit team.
Please send CV and covering email with BOOKS in the subject header to firstname.lastname@example.org
Agents’ Assistant – Books Department
We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and hard-working full-time assistant for two Agents in the Books Department.
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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to client care and promotion; reading and assessing manuscripts and preparing editorial feedback; processing contracts and raising invoices; providing general administrative support and orchestrating the smooth running of both agents’ offices.
Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a necessity, together with an entrepreneurial attitude, an eye for detail and experience of using MS Office.
Salary is commensurate with other entry-level salaries in the 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 email@example.com
We offer two 6 month internships each year designed for those who have no previous experience either in talent management or related fields. These internships give the successful candidates the opportunity to experience life in an agency and a chance to develop skills and relationships within that arena.
We also offer a year-long internship in the role of office runner, which we advertise as and when the position is available. Offering general support to the company as a whole, this is a role where no week is ever the same – you could be running packages one minute to providing holiday cover on a busy Assistant’s desk the next.
Both are paid positions, on a salary 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, on Creative Access and 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.
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