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Staff.jpgThe 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 10,700 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’ve recently moved into bright, modern offices located in a vibrant part of London's Knowledge Quarter, only a 20-minute walk from King's Cross St Pancras stations.
Living-Wage-Employer-Logo-(1).PNGWe're a London Living Wage Accredited Employer offering 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
  • Ongoing development opportunities

Join us to make a positive difference for writers, illustrators, scriptwriters and literary translators.

Current vacancies

There are no current vacancies.

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. 

The Book Trade Charity offers financial help to applicants (particularly those under the age of 30) looking for jobs in the book trade, including help with interview costs, affordable housing and accommodation. Find out more

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