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 .If you think Leading Authorities speakers bureau is a place where your talents could shine and bring value to our clients, we're interested in talking to you. 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

 


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Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau Job Openings

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?

As one of the nation’s most prominent speakers bureaus, Leading Authorities, Inc. works with high-profile individuals like General Stanley McChrystal, Chuck Todd, Rob O'Neill, Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Sarah Robb O’Hagan, 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.

Do you enjoy learning about 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 and teams, our dynamic and fast-paced working environment focused on designing and executing major meetings and events holds serious potential for you.

IDEAL PROGRAM CONSULTANT APPLICANTS: 

  • Meet fascinating experts on all aspects of business, politics, and current affairs
  • Ask thoughtful questions
  • Make endless phone calls
  • Develop strong relationships with their clients
  • Deliver home-run recommendations
  • Remain focused on their goals
  • Have an entrepreneurial approach to their business
  • Are persistent, persuasive, and pleasant
  • Enjoy the selling process

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Compensation includes a generous base salary with additional incentives
  • 401(K) plan and profit sharing options
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance

Positions are available in both our Chicago, IL, office as well as our main headquarter office which is conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC, close to the Farragut North and West Metro Stations. Visit www.leadingauthorities.com for additional company information.

How To Apply: 
If you think you have what it takes to be a successful event and talent 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/SALES ASSOCIATE

As an Event Coordinator your role is 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 conference calls and creating detailed accurate itineraries for talent and clients.

In addition, this individual will have a sales associate role, supporting one of the partners at the company.  Sales support responsibilities include drafting contracts, assisting with proposals for clients and other administrative tasks as assigned.

Other responsibilities include covering company phone lines approximately two hours weekly, and performing other projects as assigned.​​​​​​​

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.

Compensation & Benefits

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. Work hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm and employee will need to perform occasional overtime.

This position is based in our Washington, DC headquarters. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC, close to the Farragut North and West Metro Stations. 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. Visit www.leadingauthorities.com for additional company information.

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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CREATIVE DESIGN AND VIDEO INTERN

Leading Authorities, Inc. is seeking a creative graphics and video intern to support our marketing department. If you are interested in sharpening your creative multimedia production skills in a real-time marketing environment where you’ll quickly learn a wide range of marketing skills, as well as enhance your design experience by creating engaging content from graphics to videos, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you. This internship is for Spring 2021. We are looking for candidates who have experience creating dynamic graphic and video content and can work virtually during Eastern Standard Time hours (8:30am to 5:00pm). Art majors are encouraged to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Director, Marketing Events; Marketing Content Manager; and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services on assigned projects
  • Assist in the design of marketing materials
  • Create graphics for social media, event materials, and miscellaneous projects
  • Create and edit videos for internal and external use 

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Junior or Senior college student
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Pro and Final Cut
  • Flexibility to work at least 3 days a week
  • Positive attitude and dependability
  • Solid attention to detail, creativity, and computer skills

 
Semester long internship will be virtual. Candidate must have a computer. 

Qualified applications should send resume and cover letter to maeve.elliott@lauthorities.com. Please reference Creative Multimedia Internship in the subject line.
 
This is an unpaid internship.

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