A hugely exciting opportunity for someone looking for a first or second job in publishing, working with a highly trained and effective team, and led by one of the most well-respected literary agents in the industry.

The MM Agency is looking for an energetic and highly organised assistant with a passion for books to work closely with Madeleine Milburn and her existing team consisting of Rachel Yeoh and Liv Maidment. The successful applicant will be an avid reader and a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills. A keen interest in promoting Madeleine’s authors online is vital. They will have a meticulous eye for detail, the ability to proactively juggle multiple tasks at once, a natural flair for social media, and will be able to use and develop systems with ease, thinking both methodically and creatively.

Responsibilities include digital and diary management (email, website and social media), organising trips, front of house responsibilities, hosting events, promoting authors, liaising between departments, author care, database entry, contracts, tax form and royalty support, reporting on manuscripts, tracking publication schedules, and general office admin. This role is based in the London office.

Salary commensurate with experience, but will start at £24,000.

The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is a dedicated, passionate and global literary agency representing bestselling authors including Gail Honeyman, C.L. Taylor, Ashley Audrain, Fiona Barton, C.J. Tudor, Elizabeth Macneal and Holly Bourne. Since founding the MM Agency in 2012, Madeleine has been both short-listed and crowned Literary Agent of the Year, and through record-breaking deals and global bestsellers in the UK, US, Canada and around the world, has built the agency into ‘a major force in publishing’ (The Bookseller).

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter addressed to Madeleine Milburn that includes your notice period, current salary (if applicable), and five books you have enjoyed this year and why (approx. 100 words per book), to jobs@madeleinemilburn.com no later than 8th December 2021.

We reserve the right to close the recruitment process early if we have found the right candidate.

We encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, candidates who are Black, Asian, or from ethnic minority backgrounds, neurodiverse, or LGBTQI+. We also encourage applications from individuals outside of the London metropolitan area or from low-income backgrounds.

For further information about the agency, please visit: www.madeleinemilburn.com