Leila is moving on to the production side of the new media business and I’m starting a new search for an assistant to help me as Head of New Media and SVP in Business Affairs at ICM. Interested in helping disrupt and create a new industry? Here’s what I’m looking for in an ideal candidate (some of this is recycled from my last search, but it works, so why fix it):
You have to be passionate and knowledgable about movies, TV, videogames, music, new media platforms, internet culture and books. Experience on the desk of an agent, manager, development exec or attorney is a plus. You have to be smart, punctual, organized, pro-active, good-humored, have thick skin, work well with colleagues and cater to the whims of the really famous and the self-important people that hover about them. My desk is busy and we will be working with a number of Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and IAWTV Award winning clients, so being able to handle my schedule as well as the schedules of many clients is essential. Knowledge and participation in social media is a requirement of the position.
It helps if you want to work at an agency to be an agent, but it’s not absolutely required for this position. A college degree is necessary, but where you went to school isn’t that important. Attitude, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn count for a lot more.
The job is in Century City/Los Angeles and I’ll need you to start right away. Interested or know someone who is? Your first test is being able to contact me and send over a resume. Look forward to hearing from you.