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Agent

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Scout and develop literary projects to sell to publishers

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required

  • 2+ years of experience in an editorial or sales capacity with a well-known publishing firm, preferably New York or Los Angeles based
  • Established network of authors or publisher relationships in either fiction or nonfiction
  • Previous sales experience desired; sales ability essential
  • Excellent oral & written communication ability
  • Critical reading and editing ability
  • Knowledge of the latest marketplace trends
  • Aptitude for developing and sustaining long term relationships authors and editors
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively with a team
  • A sense of humor – we enjoy laughing a lot!

This is a part time or full time position that is held virtually (from anywhere). This is an opportunity for an associate level professional with an appetite for risk and reward, or for a seasoned agent, looking for a new home and change of pace. Lucinda Literary offers the resources of a Manhattan boutique (rights, contracts, and more) with a reputation for innovative thinking and a deep understanding of digital, publicity, and marketing. Learn and grow with a supportive, entrepreneurial team and a host of thought leaders and bestselling authors. For more information on Lucinda Literary, please visit www.lucindaliterary.com.

To Apply

Please email a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], noting in your subject line: years of experience, current title and firm. We will contact you if we are interested in arranging an interview.

Publicist

The Senior Publicist will work closely under the company’s CEO to create and independently implement media efforts for authors of Lucinda Literary and other literary firms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing original and compelling publicity plans for key titles each season through media campaigns and author events
  • Creating press releases, pitch letters and media lists with a goal of securing national and regional coverage in print, broadcast, and online outlets
  • Strengthening and developing media and event relationships for the agency

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • 2+ years’ experience working in a professional public relations or media environment
  • Established relationships, or the ability to develop relationships, with media contacts particularly in business/lifestyle areas and practical nonfiction
  • Experience with handling media outreach for books and authors
  • Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media and authors
  • Relentless work ethic and the ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
  • An understanding of books and authors and media opportunities in this space
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative team environments
  • Self-motivated, persistent, and goal-oriented
  • Effective organizational and project management skills
  • A sense of humor – we enjoy laughing a lot!

This is a part time or full time position that is held virtually (from anywhere). Compensation based on experience and time commitment. This is an opportunity to learn and grow with an innovative, entrepreneurial team and a host of thought leaders and bestselling authors. For more information on Lucinda Literary and the experience we bring in publicity, please visit www.lucindaliterary.com.

To Apply

To apply, please email a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], noting in your subject line: years of experience, current title and firm. Please also supply two sample book press releases you’ve written with your application. We will contact you if we are interested in arranging an interview.

Internships

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall/Winter Editorial Internship. If you’d like to be considered for the internship, please see guidelines below.

Lucinda Literary’s Editorial Internship offers high-energy, self-motivated, creative, do-it-all interns the opportunity to gain experience in tasks such as:

  • Reading and managing the “slush pile” (unsolicited queries to our agency)
  • Writing readers reports and assessments for our agents
  • Corresponding with writers
  • Gathering information on industry trends and comparative books research
  • Learning and assisting with social media and marketing efforts using tools such as Excel, Asana, Mailchimp, and Google Analytics
  • Drafting, designing, and editing our newsletters and blog posts

As an unpaid position, this role is ideal for those in relevant graduate or undergraduate university programs seeking an “in” to publishing, an apprenticeship, or course credit in the representation and marketing areas of book publishing. Interns will benefit from frequent, direct interface with members of the company and gain a diversity of experience transferable to any later career in publishing or online marketing.

This internship is held remotely and allows two interns to work alongside each other and our team. Candidates should expect to dedicate three weekdays during normal office hours to the program, alongside additional reading when possible. We can accommodate existing school or part-time work requirements! Course credit is available.

Requirements

Students with excellent research, writing, communication, and organizational skills. Previous office experience is preferred, but not required.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Julia Collucci ([email protected]), marking “Internship” along with a short description of any relevant education or experience in your subject line. We will contact you for an interview upon considering your application.

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