The Society of Authors is the UK trade union for writers, illustrators, scriptwriters and literary translators. We've been advising individuals and speaking out for the profession since 1884.
With over 10,600 members and 25 staff, the SoA provides unlimited, free advice on all aspects of the writing profession, including the confidential, clause-by-clause vetting of publishing agreements, publications and a wide range of benefits.
We empower authors through campaigning, professional training, events, conferences, regional and special interest groups and community networks. We also manage around 15 charities which provide prizes and grants to writers, and we manage over 50 literary estates.
It's an organisation where you can grow and develop and is also a great place to work. Our working culture is collaborative, friendly and supportive.
We’ll soon be moving to our bright, modern offices located in a vibrant part of London and only a 20-minute walk from King's Cross St Pancras stations.
We offer our staff attractive benefits, including:
- Generous annual leave
- Generous employer contributions to a stakeholder pension plan
- Life insurance
- Private healthcare options
- Annual travel card loan
- Smart working practices
- Development opportunities
Join us to make a positive difference for writers, illustrators and literary translators.
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The SoA is committed to championing equality, inclusivity and diversity. We encourage applications from a broad range of social, cultural and educational backgrounds and from under-represented backgrounds.
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