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Sanford J. Greenburger Associates’ scouting department has an opening for a book scout. As a major scouting office in New York, we represent a distinguished group of foreign publishers for whom we read and evaluate a wide range of fiction (from important new literary voices to potential bestsellers) as well as nonfiction of every type (from current affairs to memoirs to self-help). The position comes with immediate coverage responsibilities and requires an astute reader who is well-versed in both adult fiction and non-fiction.
*Read, evaluate and report on manuscripts and book proposals
*Closely communicate with our international clients by e-mail and phone about trends and projects
*Cultivate relationships in all areas of publishing, including agenting, editorial, licensing, sales, distribution, and books-to-film
*Represent the company at book fairs in Frankfurt and London
*Prepare client visits to New York
*Prepare schedules for clients for book fairs
We are seeking applicants who:
* Have at least 2 to 3 years of experience in book publishing (preferably from the editorial or agenting side of the business)
* Have excellent English-language communication skills, written and spoken.
* Are outgoing and able to build strong relationships
* Are detail-oriented, organized, and can thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
55 5th Avenue
Please send a cover letter and resume to John Bowers at ****. All attachments should be either Word Doc or PDF format. Please be advised that we may not be able to respond to every applicant regarding their status.