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Literary Agent

Literary Agent

Contract type: Scripted
Location: Sydney
Industry: Production - Talent Management
Reference: 3281781

Job description

October 2021 - Opportunity now open! We'd love to hear from Literary Agents looking for a new opportunity. If you are currently working with writers or working in development/ assessing scripts/ contracting and you're looking for a new opportunity, we'd love to hear from you?

We have a permanent opportunity with a leading agency representing writing  talent, as well as actors and creatives. With nearly two decades in business, this agency has an impeccable reputation in the industry.
The role
  • You will be involved in the development and management of existing and new clients, with particular emphasis on high level, personal management, contracting and career development across media.
  • You will work with internal teams and external vendors including producers, production companies, broadcasters, OTT’s and theatre companies.
  • You will oversee and drive development and bring your passion for cultivating the creative endeavours of the clients.  
Responsibilities /Qualifications
  • Experience working as an agents 
  • Experience with contracting, assessing and development 
  • Strong ability to manage creative talent including identifying new talent, both emerging and veteran, to support all phases of the business
  • Able to provide creative feedback to clients.
  • Create and maintain active industry relationships with broadcasters, OTT’s and clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Confident communication & negotiation skills
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment with a high-volume workload.
  • Ability to supervise / or train an assistant
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with a variety of personalities, from clients to Network executives and production staff.
  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.
  • Highly organised
  • Provide input to team with production reporting and client updates
  • Avid content consumer - Keeping across the news and relevant industries to flag content or media opportunities
  • Evaluate and analyse pitches and create and facilitate pitch lists for client activity where relevant.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with relevant media and clients
  • Contract management - Ensuring that all deals are rigorously negotiated in line with Industry and Guild standards.
  • Be adaptable to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Confident to represent the business at industry events.
  • Ability to think on your feet to problem solve
  • Regularly think of ideas outside client plans and activity to share with the team
Confidential conversations welcome to EP Australia on 02 9383 4520