Careers at Peters Fraser + Dunlop

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Assistant to CEO and Literary Agent Caroline Michel

PFD is one of the leading literary agencies in London providing specialist expertise to its clients in all aspects of publishing and media. PFD require an Assistant to CEO and Literary Agent Caroline Michel to work alongside a Senior Assistant, assisting in all business and personal affairs. Caroline Michel is a literary agent and CEO at Peters Fraser and Dunlop. She is Chair of the Hay Literary Festivals, Chair of the BFI Trust and a Trustee of Somerset House. She also sits on the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Committee and the Arts and Media Honours Committee.

We are looking for a highly enthusiastic and bright individual who will aid in the running of a busy agency. The ideal candidate will be an assistant who can effectively manage business and personal schedules, with experience with diary management preferable. Efficiency and ability to multi-task is essential as are exceptional organisational skills. We are looking for someone who will be able to meet a challenge with confidence and possess the ability to work at a fast and structured pace while paying great attention to detail.

A full-hearted approach to any task is vital as well as acknowledging the importance of discretion, confidentiality and diplomacy. We are seeking someone who is emotionally intelligent, has excellent listening skills and a brilliant memory, an exceptional flair for verbal and written communication, and a strong telephone manner.

• Diary Management
• Event and Trip planning
• Swiftly responding to internal and external queries, including client requests
• Assisting with PFD Board meetings, Hay Festival, BFI Trust, Somerset House, Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Committee, Arts and Media Honours Committee.
• Meeting preparation and follow-up
• Book fair preparation and scheduling
• Research for new clients/editors
• Managing unsolicited submissions
• Reading and reporting on manuscripts and book proposals
• Monthly expenses

Central London location. Find out more about the company and our clients on our website Please apply with your CV and cover letter to Laurie Robertson at by 21st June


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.

Please send your applications to Lucy Irvine at