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International Rights Associate Agent, Contemporary Classics at Peters Fraser + Dunlop

A new vacancy has opened for an international rights associate agent within the Contemporary Classics Department at literary agency, Peters Fraser + Dunlop.  Peters Fraser + Dunlop is one of London’s leading literary agencies, providing specialist expertise to its clients in all aspects of publishing and media.  Contemporary Classics is home to PFD’s literary estates and to some of the agency’s well-established authors.

The candidate will have a genuine interest in literary estates, a keen eye for detail and will be proficient in managing a high volume of administrative work in a fast-paced environment.

The candidate will be a crucial part of the Contemporary Classics team, building good relationships with all our contacts as well as working closely with other PFD departments.

Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Handling specific territories both directly and via sub-agents
  • Supporting the Head of Department in developing a comprehensive international strategy based on research and analysis
  • Nurturing and expanding the department’s global network of contacts in all related fields
  • Organising schedules for book fairs and international trips
  • Preparing rights guides for book fairs and international trips
  • Working closely with our contracts assistant in ensuring department databases are up to date, contracts processed and payments collected in a timely manner
  • Keeping track of renewals
  • Permissions
  • Liaising with clients and international publishers

The candidate will be highly organised, articulate over phone and email and be an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction.  The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ international rights sales experience, relevant to Estates, and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of international markets and publishers, and most importantly an entrepreneurial flair and enthusiastic spirit.

The office is in a Central London location, and this will be a hybrid role with a requirement to be in the office at least three days a week, with the option to work remotely for two.

The starting salary will be in the range of £28,000 – £32,000 p.a., depending on experience.  If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter to Dan Fenton ( by December 16th.


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