Either it's an expanding market or employees are leaving in droves. At any rate, there are two openings that might strike the fancy of some young English major out there.
It's Marcy Posner herself advertising for an assistant at Sterling Lord Literistic. She's looking for someone who is hyper-organized, but it probably would help if the applicant were hyper-active as well. When you're not logging in submissions, logging out royalty checks, and doing the odd bit of typing, you'll get to dirty your hands in selling international rights for Sterling Lord's stable of authors. Some mighty bright lights there. Almost blinding to a novice, wouldn't you say?
Now if that doesn't float your currach, there's another opportunity just waiting to be pounced upon. LJK Literary Management, a relatively new company in the literary agency world, is in need of an assistant come January. The usual duties apply, but you'll have to be cheerful on top of it all. It seems that they need a body manning the front desk of the agency's office. Asking a bit much, aren't they, when they'll be dumping the slush pile on that very desk as well? A year's experience in publishing is a nice addition if you can put it on your resume, but I suspect they'd take on just about any warm body that's willing to tote and shift for them.
Interested? Shoot off a query to Ms. Posner or send your resume and particulars to LJK and they're sure to be in touch.
Remember, you've got to start at the bottom and work your way up. The bottom of the slush pile, you see.