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International Rights Associate Agent: 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 extensive and varied list of literary estates which includes E M Forster, Mervyn Peake and Josephine Hart.

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
  • Attending Book Fairs where appropriate
  • Preparing rights guides and organising schedules for book fairs and international trips
  • Drafting contracts and ensuring the timely payment of invoices
  • Keeping track of renewals and permissions
  • Liaising with clients and publishers

Knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • The candidate will be highly organised, articulate over the phone and email, and be an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction
  • Experience ininternational rights sales, relevant to Estates, and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of international markets and publishers
  • An entrepreneurial flair and enthusiastic spirit

Find out more about the company and our clients here: https://petersfraserdunlop.com/our-clients/estates/

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

Starting salary negotiable depending on experience. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Dan Fenton (dfenton@pfd.co.uk).

PFD reserves the right to close the application process early if we have found the right candidate.

 

Film, TV & Broadcast Assistant: Peters, Fraser & Dunlop

A new vacancy has opened for an assistant at Peters Fraser + Dunlop to work with our broadcast agent (non-scripted) and two film/TV agents (scripted).

PFD is one of the leading agencies in London, providing specialist expertise to its clients in all aspects of publishing and media. We represent a wide-ranging list of authors, journalists, broadcasters and literary estates such as E. M. Forster, C. S. Forester, Jamie Bartlett, Jeanette Winterson, Richard Coles, and Rose Tremain.

The candidate will be a crucial part of the team and will be able to maintain strong relationships with all our clients and contacts as well as working closely with PFD’s primary agents. The role will be split between non-scripted and scripted agents and there will be scope for growth within the team with some junior agent responsibilities.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Negotiate speaking/podcast/TV appearance fees on behalf of PFD clients.
  • Pitch PFD clients to production companies, broadcasters and speaker agencies.
  • Invoicing, tracking and chasing payments and contracts.
  • Handling a high volume of emails and calls, from clients and production companies.
  • Keep track of client CVs and new books and their publication dates.
  • Support all three agents to ensure smooth running of day-to-day tasks and provide full administrative support – acting as the first point of contact for the team.

Qualities, knowledge, skills and experience:

  • The candidate will be highly personable, trustworthy, accurate, able to multi-task, flexible, possess excellent organisational skills, and have a ‘can-do’ attitude and be a self-starter.
  • Experience preferable in the industry but not essential.
  • Passionate about books, film and television.

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

Starting salary negotiable depending on experience. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Rosie Gurtovoy (rgurtovoy@pfd.co.uk) by Friday 1st March 2024.

PFD reserves the right to close the application process early if we have found the right candidate.

Internships

We are currently closed for applications. But please check back for updates and openings in June, September, and December.

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, Contemporary Classics, Broadcast, Film & TV, and Children’s Books department as needed. We aim for our interns to gain a wide ranging, hands-on experience 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 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 London living wage.