Job Purpose:

UK Literary, Film/TV Agency and Publisher seeks Editorial and Literary Assistant

Black and Brown owned and run UK agency and publisher, representing high profile authors and artists across books, film and TV are looking to add an enthusiastic and dedicated Editorial and Literary Assistant to the team to work across both the agency and publishing arm of the business.

The candidate does not need to have any previous experience of working at a publisher or agency, but does need to have a keen interest in developing a long term career in these industries. They must love reading and not be daunted by huge volumes of material, have a keen eye for detail, a pro-active can-do attitude and the confidence to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent interpersonal skills.

The role will entail being the first point of contact for the publishing submissions box and agency query letters, managing spreadsheets, organising internal acquisitions/representation meetings, liaising with potential and existing clients and authors, writing copy and proofreading materials. There will also be general ad-hoc admin along with diary management.

The role will report to publisher and agent Crystal Mahey-Morgan.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to break in the industry and be part of a dynamic publisher and Literary, Film and TV Agency who have fast built a reputation for innovation, going against the status quo and breaking boundaries within the arts.

Personal Traits

  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Works well within a team, motivated and able to adapt and be flexible
  • Good time management, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Competent with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to multi-task


No formal qualifications necessary but a love of books and reading essential



How to Apply:

Please send a CV and cover letter and answer the following 2 questions. The questions can be answered either through written answers (no more than 300 words each) OR a 3 minute video. All applications should be emailed to [email protected]

  1. What do you think you could bring to OWN IT! ?
  2. What does the future of publishing and/or agenting look like to you?

Deadline to Apply:

3rd June

About OWN IT!:

OWN IT! was created by founders Crystal Mahey-Morgan and Jason Morgan as a way to address a lack of representation within the arts and creative industries, first starting as a publisher but always with a multi-media and cross-platform approach to storytelling. With a desire to see as many creatively diverse and traditionally under-represented voices and stories out there as possible, OWN IT! quickly expanded to launch a talent agency arm paving a new way of working to house both a publishing and agency arm under one umbrella, albeit operating completely independently.

Whether publishing or representing talent, OWN IT! is never afraid to think outside the box and innovate but always has their artists and talent at the heart of everything they do. The company’s fluid and non-traditional approach comes from the joining of forces of the two co-founders coming from different disciplines, with Crystal’s background in book publishing and Jason’s background in music, having been part of a London 90’s UK hip hop group.

OWN IT! currently represents a host of exciting talent including Courttia Newland, Salena Godden, Derek Owusu, Ify Adenuga, Toni Tone and Sian Anderson to name a few.