Ladderbird Literary Agency

Junior Literary Agent (Remote)

Ladderbird is currently looking for several motivated Junior Agents to join our team at an independent, full-service agency with a unique and diverse client base. Specifically, Ladderbird is looking for people with a passion for authors and literature who will be devoted to fostering long-term careers with their clients.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Reading queries and manuscripts and providing edits as needed
  • Arrange meetings with editors at publishing houses to present book proposals; confirm meetings and follow through with publishers once meeting is completed.
  • Communicate in a professional and amicable manner while representing a culturally-diverse client base of authors.
  • Negotiating and tracking author contracts.
  • Handling royalty statements.
  • Attending Conferences and Events within the publishing industry


  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated worker with the ability to work independently
  • Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ideal candidate has 1+ years of experience in the publishing/editorial industry
  • Excellent knowledge of the non-fiction marketplace and a passion for reading


  • Ladderbird offers the opportunity to work remotely
  • Competitive commission split
  • Excellent, continuous, hands on training


This a commission only job with no base salary

Flexible hours can be discussed from 15 hours/week and up. 

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume (read report, editorial, etc.) to with Job Title in heading.

Contact Information

Beth Marshea, Owner
Ladderbird Literary Agency
Contact Phone: 
(508) 459-9590