Aitken Alexander is looking for an Assistant providing support to Clare Alexander. The role would suit someone aiming to develop a career in the publishing industry
Aitken Alexander Associates is a well-established literary agency representing a diverse list of authors throughout the world, including Mark Haddon, Sebastian Faulks, Pat Barker, Paul Mason, Jung Chang, Max Porter, Ayobami Adebayo and Diana Evans.
The successful candidate should be a passionate reader and have one/two years' experience working in a publishing house or literary agency, with good administrative skills, and some prior experience of book contracts. Above all, they should want to assist in managing writers' careers and helping to discover and nurture new talent.
Aitken Alexander is a small company with a collegiate environment, and the right candidate should see this as an opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and how to be an agent. We are based in Kings Cross, and salary is dependent on experience and current salary.
Your application letter along with your CV should be addressed to Clare Alexander and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 April. The ideal start date would be the first week of May.