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Posted: March 14 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionSchoneburg. Literary Agency is a young literary agency with a passion for books, ideas, language and literature. We are located at Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, one of the largest centres for media in Germany and Europe. Our surroundings, which are characterised by an urban and liberal atmosphere, regional embedding as well as cosmopolitanism, serve to enrich and inspire our work.
The main focus and competence of the Schoneburg. Literary Agency lies in representing fiction and non-fiction authors. We see ourselves as a “full-service agency” with the goal of finding the right publisher for the right book. We accompany authors on the journey to publication and beyond, so that books are not only published, but also sold. We offer services in creative writing, copy-editing and proof-reading as well as in media communication and event management, both on an individual basis and as seminars.
We only work together with serious and recognised publishers (and foreign agencies). We as an agency are dedicated towards unknown writers and their manuscripts. We want to help exciting and talented new voices transform experiences and ideas into texts. In addition, we work together with many recognised writers and journalists.
The Schoneburg. Literary Agency offers consulting and support for developing manuscripts, placing books on the market, in creative writing and copy-editing. Our experience and knowledge of the literary industry enable us to assess manuscripts and classify them, to understand the underlying idea behind them as well as to improve them.
ResponsibilitiesYou would be responsible for checking manuscripts, Socal Media and web appearances. You would be looking for possible ways of book PR.
RequirementsYou should have at least a C1 knowledge of German language, you should have studied literature and be interested in the book market.
You should know how to communicate in German, how to write e-mails, letters, talk on the phone.
You should have a vivid interest in German language and literature and be familiar with German everyday culture.
You should be acquainted with standard computer office programmes, Google Drive and Dropbox as well as Social Media.
SkillsRequired - Fluent in German
Preferred - Wordpress Design