Job Opportunity: Onscreen Talent Assistant (TV)
Television, Company

WE ARE HIRING!

Permanent contract, full-time

Hours: Monday-Friday 9.30am-6pm – office based in Central London

Salary: £26,000 + per annum, commensurate with experience

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: 9th August 2023

Who we are

The Soho Agency is a leading literary, theatrical and talent agency based in Soho, London. We represent clients across a range of areas including award-winning on-screen and digital talent, internationally best-selling authors and illustrators, leading writers, directors and creatives for theatre, film and TV, high-profile speakers and major brands. We are a boutique agency (with 24 employees) with a rich history and a high-profile client list which includes Tim Peake, Sarah Beeny, Rangan Chatterjee, Colin Furze and Michael Mosley.

 

The role

This specific role is for an assistant to provide full time administrative support to the TV arm of the On-Screen Talent department who represent TV presenters, experts, influencers and content creators. Working as part of a small, fun and energetic team within the agency, this is an ideal job for someone with a keen interest in the entertainment and media industry, and a passion for factual television, the arts and culture. Full training will be offered.

Experience & Skills:

• Strong literacy and numeracy skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (including Outlook, Word, Excel – inc. spreadsheets & PowerPoint).

•You will be a confident communicator with a good sense of fun who enjoys a fast-paced working environment

• Attention to detail, an ability to work fast and manage several tasks at once. Good problemsolving skills will be key, as will being able to work well under pressure and think on your feet

• You will need to work independently, as well as part of a team

• You will be used to assisting in a small team of highly motivated people

• You will need to display discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality

• Proven work ethic

• Educated to degree level OR have commercial and/or industry experience

• It would be helpful if you have had administrative/secretarial experience or training

• Organisation skills key

Job Specification

• Supporting Sophie Laurimore’s PA and the Onscreen Talent Team with diary and phone management – scheduling meetings, appointments, reservations, and bookings. Some minute taking.

• Adding jobs to BP database accounting software (training will be provided)

• Generating invoices, tracking and chasing payments due

• Creating and publishing social media posts from company accounts

• Website updates and news stories

• Arrange and manage weekly team meetings

• Liaising with accounts team

• Maintaining and updating internal databases and systems

• Creating and updating media packs, compiling and sending out pitch materials

• Handling agency mailboxes and fan mail

• Updating department calendar with client activity

• Office duties, including setting up and greeting guests/clients in the office for in-person meetings

• Tracking client contracts

• Any other day-to-day tasks that may arise from running of a small independent busy agency

The Soho Agency employs people on the basis of their abilities. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter (which includes your notice period, if relevant).

Applications to be marked for the attention of Florence Dutton at admin@thesohoagency.co.uk