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Head of Broadcast, PFD

Job Description

PFD is one of the leading literary agencies in London providing specialist expertise to its clients in all aspects of publishing and media. There are increasing opportunities for exploitation of rights in film, TV, streaming, radio, audio, podcasts and other digital applications, both scripted and unscripted, especially across emerging FANG platforms. PFD requires a highly experienced broadcast agent to lead our broadcast team and to grow this important income stream. This is an opportunity to develop futures strategies for our existing department, working with the primary book agents at PFD to promote and develop additional business prospects from our existing catalogue and to identify new sources of revenue; and to work independently to contribute to the overall income of the agency.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate the required experience and skills to lead this diverse department.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the broadcast department
  • Develop strategies to grow the department’s commission income
  • Nurture relationships with existing clients and gain a full understanding of their works; and to promote their rights
  • Identify and develop business leads across all media platforms
  • Negotiate options and deals, including contracts

Key Skills/Experience

  • Very strong leadership and management skills and experience
  • Possess exceptional contacts in Film and TV industry
  • Contract and negotiation experience
  • Understanding of new developments in Film and TV industry across all platforms
  • Team player, able to work well with other departments
  • Demonstrate artistic and creative flair and a good commercial eye

 

Central London location. Find out more about the company and our clients on our website https://www.petersfraserdunlop.com/about-us/. Please apply with your CV, cover letter and salary expectations by 30 November 2019, to Fiona Petheram fpetheram@pfd.co.uk.

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.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Lucy Irvine at lirvine@pfd.co.uk.