Jobs

Runner

We are currently recruiting an office runner to join us on an 8 month contract, starting immediately.  Offering general support to the company as a whole our runner must be happy to turn their hand to anything, have a strong can-do attitude and fierce attention to detail.   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.

The successful candidate will have an enthusiastic approach and willingness to learn about the Film, Television and Book industry, great common sense, be IT savvy and up for getting stuck into anything. While this is an entry level role it’s an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in talent management. An ideal opportunity for someone who has completed an internship or work experience elsewhere.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Assisting all departments (including reception and office management) equally and to the best of your ability.
  • Covering busy desks in various departments, adapting quickly and efficiently and having a can-do attitude is key.
  • Booking couriers for assistant’s/agent’s.
  • Picking up and dropping off local deliveries.
  • Undertaking general office duties and administrative tasks e.g. photocopying, printing, filing.
  • Uploading self-tapes to vimeo, updating client CV’s, reading scripts, invoicing.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis.

Candidates must be available to start immediately.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 16 April 2021

Please send your CV and covering email together with a paragraph on your favourite book, film or television show to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with RUNNER in the subject header

 

Agent's Assistant - Books Department 

This is a part-time role requiring 2.5 days per week.

We are recruiting a part-time assistant for an agent in our Books team.  To assist in the running of the agent’s list, duties will include:

  • General personal and administrative support
  • Client liaison and assistance, and diary management
  • Help with the drafting, checking, and management of contracts
  • Raising and chasing of invoices for settlement
  • Dealing with royalty and accounting queries, and the upkeep of rights and accounting databases
  • Updating and curation of the company website and generation of social-media content
  • Prompt and clear dealing with general correspondence
  • Document management and filing

The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of author representation and agent support, and should be comfortable liaising by phone and email with clients and customers, as well as with colleagues in all other departments at United.  They should have a high level of self-direction and confidence in their time-management, while they and/or the agent are working remotely.  They are likely to have at least a year’s previous experience of working in literary agency, general-trade publishing or bookselling.

The role requires:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and organisational duties
  • Excellent numeracy and confidence in dealing with royalty and contractual questions
  • The ability to communicate with clarity and confidence by phone and email
  • Absolute discretion and trustworthiness in all dealings
  • An aptitude for working in a team, whether remotely or in the office
  • A positive and proactive attitude, and enthusiasm for client care

We are committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis. 

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 23 April 2021

If you think you could be the right candidate, please send us your CV and an email telling us why, to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk clearly marked BOOKS in the subject header. 

 

Internships 

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.

 

Work Experience 

We no longer offer ad hoc work experience placements, instead focusing on our Intern Scheme, detailed above.

We do not accept applications or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback. 

 

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