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Assistant to Cathryn Summerhayes, Book Department

We’re looking for a confident and keen assistant to join our busy team, working alongside one of our senior literary agents. Are you looking for the next step in your publishing career? Do you see yourself becoming a literary agent one day?

We need someone organised and unflappable, with excellent admin and interpersonal skills, creative flair and determination. You should be culturally aware and able to demonstrate your love of books and reading. This is a busy role involving liaison with clients, publishers and other industry professionals. Candidates should be able to multi-task, remain calm under pressure and demonstrate excellent attention to detail.

We're looking for someone with 12-18 months experience in a similar role, preferably gained in a publishing house or agency. The salary range for this post is £23-25k p.a. depending on experience. 

(Please note that this is not an entry level position).

Download a copy of the job description here.

Download a copy of the application form here

To apply:

Please complete the application form and send it to Cathryn via jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk making sure that you put “Assistant – Cathryn Summerhayes” in the subject line of your message.


Closing date for applications is 30th January 2019

Please note short telephone interviews with first sift candidates will take place 31st January and 1st February, with face-to-face interviews for final shortlisted candidates taking place w/c 4th February.

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive for all our vacancies , we regretfully cannot always reply personally to everyone who applies or provide feedback on your application.  If your application has been successful, then you will hear from us usually within 2-3 weeks of the closing date for applications. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All applicants for any roles within our group must be either a British citizen or already have the right to work in the UK (this includes our internship schemes). If you are on a work visa, there must be at least two years remaining.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.