TALENT AGENT

THIS IS A LONDON BASED ROLE.

Job Purpose:

UK Literary, Film/TV Agency seeks Agent

Black and Brown owned and run UK Literary, Film and TV Agency representing high profile authors and artists across books, film and TV is looking for an agent to join the team and help grow the business.

The candidate should have 2-3 years’ experience working in a talent agency, be keen to leverage their network to develop and grow their own client list and have solid knowledge of relevant commercial business terms.

The candidate must have a natural creative flair and the demonstrable ability in identifying talent. The successful candidate will offer vital support to existing agents including assistance with contracts, editorial and development work, and preparing submissions and decks/presentations with a view of contributing to the commercial growth of the business.

Confidence in full talent representation and crisis management is an absolute must as is discretion.

The role will report to co-ceo Crystal Mahey-Morgan.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join this fast-growing innovative talent agency and hit the ground running. You will be part of a small close-knit team and must enjoy working collaboratively but at the same time have the freedom and autonomy to make your mark. We are looking for a driven, confident person, who is passionate about books, film/TV and the arts and who has a strong sense of vision.

Experience/Personal Traits

  • Experience in negotiating traditional deal memos and long form contracts
  • Ability and desire to garner new business pro-actively and independently
  • Experience (or at least a keen interest) in carving out deals and monetising non-traditional media and rights
  • Eagle eyed attention to detail
  • Highly organised, impeccable time management skills and ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong black book of contacts
  • Ability to think outside the box and adapt to new ways of working and thinking

Qualification

No specific academic qualification is required, however, 2-3 years’ experience within the industry is essential

Salary

£35k – £50K dependent on experience

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a CV and cover letter. All applications should be emailed to Careers@OWNIT.London

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