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See What Life Is Like At Leading Authorities

If you’re looking to bring your talents to an all-star lineup of individuals who collaborate to wow clients, take pride in helping each other grow, and enjoy friendly office banter as much as a good happy hour, we think you’ll fit right in at Leading Authorities. Let’s get the ball rolling. Below, is a listing of our open positions. If you'd like to apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and any other related materials to jobs@lauthorities.com.

 

Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau Job Openings

EMAIL AND DATA MARKETING SPECIALIST

Leading Authorities, Inc., a top speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company, is seeking an Email & Data Specialist with a sharp mind for email marketing and analytics. You will join a collaborative team of marketers who work together to drive leads and help grow our client portfolio.

The ideal candidate will become an expert on our data and email platforms and manage data analysis projects that guide business decisions and help the company grow. Day-to-day duties will include improving our data capabilities, customer audience segmentation and email plan execution, performance metrics measuring and reporting during weekly marketing meetings.

IDEAL CANDIDATES ARE:

  • Curious about what drives customer behavior
  • A quick study with new technology
  • A proactive data driven problem solver
  • Intrigued with analytics and measurement
  • Extremely good with details
  • A good project manager
  • A team player

The position is located in our Washington, DC office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage database and email marketing activities
  • Monitor database performance and research data sources
  • Interpret and analyze data to provide business intelligence
  • Setup audience segmentation and send email communications
  • Execute database projects as directed by the COO and VP of Marketing
  • Create reports and pull lists as needed
  • Manage lead distribution process
  • Execute marketing measurement projects
  • Train new employees on our database
  • Assist sales team with questions and develop resources

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 year’s related experience in marketing analytics and/or marketing automation
  • Excellent Excel skills including working in pivot tables and analyzing data
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Good content creation and writing/editing skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and become proficient with new technologies
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience in Eloqua or something similar is a plus

Candidates should be comfortable commuting to the DC office. Leading Authorities is currently a hybrid work environment.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Compensation includes salary, 401 (K) plan, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send us your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com with Email & Data Specialist in the subject line.

 

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MARKETING COORDINATOR

Leading Authorities, Inc. is a top speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company. Headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, we service the nation’s leading trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges/universities, and more.

Our collaborative marketing team is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to support day-to-day marketing operations, website, social media, and content marketing efforts. You’ll contribute to improving our database, market research, email messaging, and lead generating opportunities.

The ideal candidate will support and manage projects that help the company grow. Day-to-day duties will include distributing leads, content creation for emails, blog posts, social media, etc., updating the website, customer audience segmentation and research, idea sharing, performance metrics measuring and reporting during weekly marketing meetings.

YOU’RE AN EXCELLENT FIT IF YOU ARE:

  • Curious about what drives customer behavior
  • A quick study with new technology
  • A proactive problem solver
  • Intrigued with analytics and measurement
  • Extremely good with details
  • A good project manager
  • A team player

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage social media marketing activities
  • Support website updating and content creation
  • Collaborate on audience segmentation and communication journeys
  • Create reports and pull lists as needed
  • Support lead distribution
  • Competitive analysis and research
  • Execute marketing measurement projects
  • Develop marketing materials and resources
  • Project manage speaker video production
  • Execute other projects as directed by the VP of Marketing

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 year’s related experience in marketing or communications
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Good content creation and writing/editing skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and become proficient with new technologies
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent Excel skills including working in pivot tables and analyzing data

Candidates should be comfortable commuting to the DC office. Leading Authorities is currently a hybrid work environment.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Compensation includes salary, 401 (K) plan, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Send us your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com with Marketing Coordinator in the subject line.

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TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

Leading Authorities, the nation’s top speaker’s bureau, video communications firm, and live event production house is looking for a Director of Talent Acquisition to lead our hiring efforts and contribute to the overall growth of Leading Authorities.

If you are an ambitious self-starter who can create and execute a corporate recruiting strategy, then this is the job for you. Check out the details below.

As the lead on our hiring efforts, the corporate recruiter will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with managers across various departments to define recruitment needs and create a plan for the hiring process 
  • Work with our C-Suite to create and execute a corporate recruiting strategy that ensures that we attract, hire, and retain top employees
  • Creating and publishing job announcements 
  • Sourcing candidates from job boards, resume databases, professional networks, and through referrals 
  • Working with hiring managers to create assessment tools and tests to screen candidates 
  • Screening candidates and selecting qualified and interested candidates to move forward to the interview phase with department managers
  • Investigating referrals, references, and social media sources to formulate well-rounded view of applicants
  • Collecting and analyzing data to maintain current understanding of fair and competitive market salaries, candidate availability, and demand for candidates

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3-6 years recruiting experience 
  • Exceptional communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong relationships 
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Work in-person at our Washington, DC Headquarters

Compensation includes salary, 401 (K) plan, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com and reference Corporate Recruiter in the subject line.

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PROGRAM CONSULTANT (WASHINGTON, DC & CHICAGO, IL OFFICES)

If you are fascinated by current events, politics, and business and consider yourself a cocktail party conversationalist, why aren’t you working in a business that rewards you for applying your curiosity and personality? Leading Authorities, Inc. is looking for a curious, driven, sales professional to join our team.

Do you enjoy learning how companies make their money or brainstorming new strategies to help them reach their goals? If you have a knack for making business connections or recommending innovative solutions to your colleagues, you may be a great fit for our sales team. As a program consultant, you will provide tailored speaker and entertainment ideas, video communication products and campaigns, and event production plans to our client base of event professionals.

As one of the nation’s most prominent speakers’ bureaus and event production agencies, Leading Authorities, works with high-profile individuals like Katie Ledecky, General Stanley McChrystal, Paul Ryan, Chuck Todd, Margaret Brennan, and Cal Ripken Jr., among others. If you don’t recognize these names, this is not the company for you. If you’re like us, you read about or watch these individuals on a regular basis.

Ideal Program Consultant Applicants:

  • Enjoy the selling process
  • Make endless phone calls
  • Have an entrepreneurial approach to their business
  • Are persistent, persuasive, and pleasant
  • Will build a sales portfolio through individual outreach, networking, marketing leads, cold calls, and more
  • Meet fascinating experts on all aspects of business, politics, and current affairs
  • Ask thoughtful questions
  • Develop strong relationships with their clients
  • Deliver home-run recommendations
  • Remain focused on their goals

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Compensation includes a generous base salary plus commission
  • 401(K) plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance

How To Apply:

If you think you have what it takes to be a successful program consultant please submit your resume, cover letter, and any other related materials to jobs@lauthorities.com, and reference Program Consultant in the subject line of your email.

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EVENT COORDINATOR

Leading Authorities, the nation’s top speaker’s bureau is looking for an Event Coordinator to create a positive customer experience by liaising with clients and talent to expertly coordinate logistics. Logistics responsibilities include contract review, talent management and support, booking travel, coordinating, and attending conference calls and creating detailed accurate itineraries for talent and clients.

Required Skills, Experience, and Education: 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, marketing, events, hospitality, or related discipline
  • At least 2 years professional work experience in an office environment,
  • The ability to work under tight deadlines and under pressure
  • SUPERB organizational and teamwork skills
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Word and Excel (experience with CRM is preferred)
  • Experience working with events, event management or travel
  • Fast problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to change
  • The ability and willingness to be on-call during nights and weekends for travel related emergencies
  • Additionally, in our line of work, it is very important that candidates be extremely detail oriented as well as discrete and professional.

Compensations & Benefit

Leading Authorities’ compensation includes a base salary, quarterly bonuses and monthly commissions on speaker book sales. Additional compensation includes 401(K) plan and profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance.

This position is based in our Washington, DC headquarters. Please note that candidates will be expected to perform this job in the office and the position may require travel to client events. Qualified candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com and reference Event Coordinator in the subject line.

 

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SALES COORDINATOR

Leading Authorities, Inc., is one of the top lecture agencies in the nation, representing hundreds of exclusive speakers and working with thousands of clients to broker talent both nationally and internationally.

If you are curious, extremely detail-oriented, organized, have a marketing and/or sales mindset, and enjoy meeting fascinating people from all walks of life, this is a great way to gain experience and build skills in both marketing and sales for an industry-leading events agency.

In this role, you will support our sales staff by conducting research into new talent and clients, entering new contacts and opportunities into the database, working on contracts, and helping our team with other tasks as assigned. You will also assist our marketing team with digital marketing, database management, and event support.

This is an entry level, Speaker Agent support position that is a steppingstone to a position in sales, marketing, or events.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • General knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word and Excel most importantly)
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Positive Attitude
  • Hard worker who shows willingness to go above and beyond
  • Quick learner
  • Excel at personal time management
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and occasional overtime
  • Resourceful in research
  • Possess excellent customer service skills

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience using a database, preferably Microsoft CRM, or similar
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Eagerness to dive into the industry
  • Genuinely enjoy following current events, including trends in business, technology, and politics.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation includes a generous base salary in addition to incentive compensation
  • 401(K) plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance


How to Apply

Interested qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and any other related materials to jobs@lauthorities.com. Please reference Sales Coordinator in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note: Qualified candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Visit www.leadingauthorities.com for additional company information

 

CONTENT MARKETING INTERN

Leading Authorities, Inc. is seeking a content marketing intern to support our marketing department. If you are interested in sharpening your content writing and production skills in a real-time, fast-paced environment where you’ll quickly learn a wide range of skills, as well as enhance your content marketing strategy and execution experience for web, social media, and print, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for candidates who have experience creating dynamic written content and can work during Eastern Standard Time hours (8:30am to 5:00pm). Marketing, Communications, and English majors encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work primarily with our Marketing Content Manager (and with the Web Marketing Manager, Manager of Data & Digital Marketing, and VP of Marketing on other assigned projects)
  • Write, edit, and proof content for marketing content for web, blogs, search engine optimization, social media, print, and events
  • Research the latest LAI exclusive speaker news and identify opportunities for leveraging on web, social media, and other marketing channels
  • Scan social media for opportunities to promote or engage LAI exclusive speakers
  • Review speaker recordings and suggest timestamps for video highlights and reels
  • Assist in the content/creative direction for marketing materials
  • Participate in marketing meetings and attend speaker visits
  • Additional responsibilities may include event support and data entry

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A Junior or Senior college student
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Flexibility to work at least 3 days a week
  • Positive attitude and autonomy
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Curiosity about a variety of professional speaking topics

Qualified applicants should send a resume and 1-2 writing samples to internships@lauthorities.com  Please reference Content Marketing Internship in the subject line.

Semester-long internships will preferably be in-person. This opportunity is only open to vaccinated candidates.

This is an unpaid internship.

About Leading Authorities, Inc.

We are people in the people business. Leading Authorities, Inc is a speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, serving the nation’s top trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges and universities, and more.

We give our clients access to the world’s top thought leaders, produce videos that “wow” audiences, and manage the entire event experience from concept to execution. Every day, we help our clients achieve business goals, build brand loyalty, overcome obstacles, and produce a return on investment.

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DIGITAL MARKETING INTERN

Leading Authorities, Inc. is seeking a creative graphics and video intern to support our marketing department. If you are interested in sharpening your multimedia production skills in a real-time, fast-paced marketing environment where you’ll quickly learn a wide range of marketing skills, as well as enhance your design experience by creating energizing content for social media, emails, and web to add to your portfolio, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for candidates who share a passion for visual storytelling, content planning, and learning. Must be able to work during Eastern Standard Time hours (8:30am to 5:00pm). Art majors are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A Junior or Senior college student
  • Experience developing marketing content for a variety of channels
  • Flexibility to work at least 3 days a week
  • Positive attitude and autonomy
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Curiosity about a variety of professional speaking topics

Qualified applicants should send a resume and 1-2 graphic design samples to internships@lauthorities.com Please reference Digital Marketing Internship in the subject line.

Semester-long internship will preferably be in-person. This opportunity is only open to vaccinated candidates.

This is an unpaid internship.

About Leading Authorities, Inc.

We are people in the people business. Leading Authorities, Inc is a speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, serving the nation’s top trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges and universities, and more.

We give our clients access to the world’s top thought leaders, produce videos that “wow” audiences, and manage the entire event experience from concept to execution. Every day, we help our clients achieve business goals, build brand loyalty, overcome obstacles, and produce a return on investment.

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GENERAL MARKETING INTERN

Leading Authorities, Inc. is seeking a marketing intern to support our marketing department. If you are interested in sharpening your marketing skills in a real-time, fast-paced environment where you’ll quickly learn a wide range of skills, as well as enhance your strategy and execution experience across all marketing channels, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for candidates who are interested in all aspects of marketing and can work during Eastern Standard Time hours (8:30am to 5:00pm). Business, Marketing, Communications, and English majors encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work primarily with our Web Marketing Manager (and with the Manager of Data & Digital Marketing, Marketing Content Manager, Director of Marketing Operations, Director of Meetings & Events and VP of Marketing on other assigned projects)

  • Assist with website upkeep, database entry, and maintenance process of client information

  • Implement SEO and content updates to our websites and marketing materials

  • Provide general administrative support as needed for the entire marketing department

  • Support the planning and execution of marketing events

  • Creation of creative content for our blog and social media platforms

  • Generation of new ideas for marketing campaigns, as well as events

  • Tracking and measurement of marketing campaigns created to generate sales leads

  • Partcipate in marketing meetings and attend speaker visits

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A Junior or Senior college student

  • Flexibility to work at least 3 days a week

  • Positive attitude and autonomy

  • Solid attention to detail

  • Project management skills

  • Curiosity about a variety of professional speaking topics

This is a great position for someone who wants to get experience working with various aspects of marketing at a dynamic, fast-paced company.

Qualified applications should send resume and cover letter to internships@lauthorities.com Please reference Marketing Internship in the subject line.

Semester long internship will preferably be in-person. This opportunity is only open to vaccinated candidates.

This is an unpaid internship.

About Leading Authorities, Inc.

We are people in the people business. Leading Authorities, Inc is a speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, serving the nation’s top trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges and universities, and more.

We give our clients access to the world’s top thought leaders, produce videos that “wow” audiences, and manage the entire event experience from concept to execution. Every day, we help our clients achieve business goals, build brand loyalty, overcome obstacles, and produce a return on investment.

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ACCOUNTING INTERN

Leading Authorities, Inc. is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Accounting Intern to join our staff. In this role, you will gain experience and learn essential industry skills by assisting our team with accounts payable and receivable, and other projects for clients. You will help ensure our records are accurate and timely. The Accounting Intern will perform administrative duties, such as data entry and electronic filing, among other duties. This role is open to students currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, although we may consider recent graduates.

Accounting Intern Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help prepare invoices and expense reports
  • Verify vendor documents for accuracy
  • Assist with payment documentation
  • Electronically file accounting documents
  • Provide administrative support as needed

Accounting Intern Requirements and Qualifications

  • Active enrollment in a relevant post-secondary program in relevant major i.e. Accounting or Finance
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft NetSuite highly encouraged
  • Interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication
  • The ability to be discreet when handling sensitive financial information
  • A willingness to learn
  • Detail-oriented
  • Analytical skills

Semester-long internship will preferably be in-person. This opportunity is only open candidates who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Interested candidates should send their resume to internships@lauthorities.com

This is an unpaid internship.

About Leading Authorities, Inc.

We are people in the people business. Leading Authorities, Inc is a speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, serving the nation’s top trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges and universities, and more.

We give our clients access to the world’s top thought leaders, produce videos that “wow” audiences, and manage the entire event experience from concept to execution. Every day, we help our clients achieve business goals, build brand loyalty, overcome obstacles, and produce a return on investment.

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EVENT COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP

Leading Authorities, the nation’s top speaker’s bureau is looking for an intern to assist our event coordinator team to expertly coordinate logistics. You will assist with booking travel, coordinating, and attending conference calls and creating detailed accurate itineraries for talent and clients.

Required skills, experience, and education

  • Active enrollment in a post-secondary education program in communication, marketing, events, hospitality, or related discipline.
  • SUPERB organizational and teamwork skills
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Word and Excel
  • Fast problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to change

Qualified applicants should send their resume to internships@lauthorities.com. Please reference Event Coordinator Internship in the subject line.

Semester-long internship will preferably be in-person. This opportunity is only open candidates who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

This is an unpaid internship.

About Leading Authorities, Inc.

We are people in the people business. Leading Authorities, Inc is a speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, serving the nation’s top trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges and universities, and more.

We give our clients access to the world’s top thought leaders, produce videos that “wow” audiences, and manage the entire event experience from concept to execution. Every day, we help our clients achieve business goals, build brand loyalty, overcome obstacles, and produce a return on investment.

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