Blake Friedmann – Media Department
Blake Friedmann Literary Agency is looking for an assistant/associate agent to work with Conrad Williams and Julian Friedmann in the agency’s media department. Conrad and Julian handle scriptwriters, directors, playwrights, and an ever-increasing volume of book-into-film TV deals.
We’re looking for someone - ideally - with experience as an agent’s assistant. The assistant side of the work is key and will need to be done proactively, but we would readily welcome someone with associate agent experience and a few clients. The agency offers good promotional prospects and a long term future for the right person. Below are some features of the job:
Liaising with writer and director clients
Contractual negotiation and admin (some experience of dealing with film/TV/theatre contracts is desirable)
Manning the media department phoneline
Updating the media portion of the agency website and social media pages
Reading and reporting on agency scripts and books
Writing pitches for both scripts and novels to submit to producers
Submitting projects to producers and keeping track of their status
Undertaking research into production companies as required
Note taking in meetings, pitching projects as required
Dealing with unsolicited material, managing the submissions inbox
Attending conferences and writers’ events
Talent spotting (graduation showcases, theatre attendance etc)
Liaising with interns
Data entry (proficiency with Microsoft Office essential and experience of Bradbury Phillips Agency Manager desirable)
Agenting involves an unusual mixture of skills and talents and the person we are seeking will be passionate about working for writers, editorially astute, thorough at admin, meticulous with contracts, keen to master the arts of negotiation and deal structuring, an eloquent presenter of clients and their work, a good salesman, a self-starter, and someone who fits well into an office where we work hard but enjoy ourselves a lot. He or she would need to be a voracious reader (of books as well as scripts) as book into film/TV is a big part of what we do. There is lots of room to grow within the role and the right person will be encouraged make their own mark on the department.
Applicants should email email@example.com with a covering letter and CV by Monday 21st January. We’d be looking to appoint somebody as soon as possible. Salary on application and depending on experience.
Blake Friedmann is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.