My wonderful assistant, Jodi Meadows, has let me know that she will be stepping down from her post at the end of this year, in order to focus more on her own writing. Jodi is a talented writer in her own right, and although I am saddened by her departure, I know that she's going to end up producing great stuff for me to read. :-)
In the meantime, I am searching for a new assistant. The job description is as follows:
The Rappaport Agency, LLC is looking for a smart, hard-working, book-loving assistant with good organizational skills for our Freehold, NJ office. Responsibilities include evaluating manuscript submissions, writing revision letters, communicating with authors and editors, and learning the ins and outs of the publishing process. The Rappaport Agency, LLC offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of book publishing and mentorship by Jenny Rappaport, an experienced literary agent.
A love of genre fiction, particularly science fiction and fantasy, is a must for this position. Ideally, a dedicated period of time as an assistant will lead to future employment as a literary agent. Although the position can be partially filled through telecommuting, serious applicants will be able to travel to our office at least once a week. Cat allergy sufferers should be aware that the office contains a cat.
This is a part-time position with a small amount of financial compensation.
Please send all resumes and cover letters by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Assistant".