Job Opportunity at MMLA: Rights & Media Assistant

We are delighted to announce that a new job opportunity is available at the agency. Below is the advert as it will appear in industry publications:

Madeleine Milburn Ltd is looking for an energetic, creative and highly-motivated Rights & Media Assistant. This crucial role is best suited for someone with at least two years’ office and/or industry experience and a desire to progress within the agency. They should also have a proven track record of administrative excellence, and be a voracious reader of contemporary fiction.

As part of an ambitious team your role will demand a sense of urgency coupled with an aptitude for calm, an articulate phone and writing style, a desire to learn and to initiate, and outstanding organisational standards.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): assisting with international rights for adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction; working with co-agents and selling rights in specific markets (depending on experience); creating Agency marketing material; scheduling and attending book fairs; royalty and contract processing; website and database management; responsibility for all agency social media; and general office duties.  

With Madeleine shortlisted as Literary Agent of the Year, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine dominating the charts, and the MMLA list expanding more than ever in its six-year history, the successful candidate will be joining at an incredibly exciting moment in the agency’s history.

We pride ourselves on investing in our staff, and though salary is based on experience it will be subject to a review after 6 months.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter addressed to Giles Milburn that includes your notice period, salary expectations and the last five books you have enjoyed to We reserve the right to close the recruitment process early if we have found the right candidate.

Spread the word, and good luck to all applicants!