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Foreign Rights and Contracts Assistant, Peters Fraser + Dunlop

Literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and highly organised Foreign Rights and Contracts Assistant. The role will be based in the foreign rights and contemporary classics departments, reporting to both department heads.

Peters Fraser + Dunlop is one of London’s leading literary agencies, providing specialist expertise to its clients in all aspects of publishing and media. We represent a wide-ranging list of clients including high profile authors and literary estates such as Simon Schama, Bear Grylls, Edna O’Brien, Jeanette Winterson, Georges Simenon, Rebecca West and Mervyn Peake.

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in contracts, a keen eye for detail and will be confident managing a high volume of administration work.

The candidate will be a crucial part of both teams. Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Processing, negotiating and executing contracts as well as monitoring contract progress.
  • Invoicing and keeping track of payments.
  • Ensuring departmental spreadsheets and databases are updated accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with clients and international publishers as well as other departments within PFD.
  • General office administration for the foreign rights and contemporary classics departments.

The candidate will be highly organised, articulate, and confident in dealing with clients and publishers over the phone and email. Some previous office experience is preferable.

The role is full time with at least two days working in our London office, once government restrictions allow.  More information about the agency can be found on our website: www.petersfraserdunlop.com/rights/

The starting date is September 2021 and the salary is £24,000 per annum. To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Antonia Kasoulidou (akasoulidou@pfd.co.uk) by Wednesday 4th August. Covering letters should be addressed to Rebecca Wearmouth and Giulia Bernabè.

Internships

PFD offers bright and energetic first-timers an opportunity to discover what agencies are all about. We run paid internship schemes within the Books department. All applicants must be a British citizen or have a valid work permit, which we are not able to organise on your behalf.

The PFD Books Department intern will work with the various primary agents at PFD, along with assisting our Foreign Rights, Broadcast, Film & TV, and Agora Books publishing department as needed. We aim for our interns to gain a wide ranging, hands-on experience of aspects of working in a literary agency, as well as a general sense of the different parts of the publishing industry. You should have good administrative skills and attention to detail, and the ability to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks at the same time – good time management is essential. A hard-working and enthusiastic attitude is also a must. No prior experience in the publishing industry is needed.

Our internship runs on a 1 + 3 month basis, in which we take on our intern initially for one month, and if all is going well on both sides we then extend this to three months. Office hours are 9:30am – 5:30pm with an hour break for lunch, and we pay our interns national minimum wage.

There are no current opportunities at this time.