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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

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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MARKETING INTERN

Calling all students with an interest in digital marketing, social media, events, and working with dynamic teams in the talent and events business! We want to hear from you.

We are especially interested in students who have experience with websites, content creation, data entry, social media, customer service, and events. Our marketing intern will work directly with all personnel in the marketing department at Leading Authorities, Inc., creating for a very successful and dynamic, yet structured program.

Interns will assist in the execution of marketing events, the maintenance of our website and marketing materials, the creation of creative content for our blog and social media platforms, the generation of new ideas for events as well as marketing campaigns, and the tracking and measurement of marketing campaigns created to generate sales leads. This is a great position for someone who wants to get experience working with various aspects of marketing at a dynamic, fast-paced company.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DETAILS:

Assisting in the database entry and maintenance process of client information is integral. The Intern will work to research current and potential corporations and associations, entering them into the system, labeling their industries and helping to pull target audience invite lists for email marketing and event invites. The Intern will also work on general administrative support as needed for the entire marketing department. This is a great position for a candidate seeking to learn a little bit about a lot of the functions of a small, nimble, and driven marketing team.

Interns must be willing to attend and work marketing events granted they fall on days that the Intern is scheduled to be working. Lead-up event preparation may include writing invitation text, managing and compiling registered attendees, gathering and organizing internal database information on the clients into a spreadsheet for sales team reference, organizing and acquiring sponsor materials. On the day of the event (should we return to in-person events during your internship), the intern will work to set up the room, sponsor materials, signage and registration. During the event, the intern will welcome and greet current and prospective clients, sponsors and registered attendees, representing the company first-hand and learning to work in a professional environment.

Interns will work closely with the Marketing Content Manager, Marketing Coordinators, the VP of Digital Marketing, and the Director of Marketing.

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

Qualified applications should send resume and cover letter to tiffany.suchanek@lauthorities.com. Please reference Marketing Internship in the subject line.
 
This is an unpaid internship.

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MARKETING CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA 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. We are looking for candidates who have experience creating dynamic graphic and video content and can work during Eastern Standard Time hours (8:30am to 5:00pm). Art majors are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Manager, Marketing Events; Marketing Content Manager; and Director of Marketing 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 preferably be in-person. This opportunity is only open to vaccinated candidates.

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

This is an unpaid internship.

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MARKETING & EVENTS INTERN

Leading Authorities, Inc. is seeking a motivated student studying hospitality, marketing, or other related fields to intern in our marketing and event department. If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment where you'll quickly learn a wide range of virtual event and marketing skills, work closely with senior executives across various departments, gain exposure to various new techniques and platforms, and manage your own projects, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

If you are:

  • Interested in learning the ins and outs of virtual events
  • Cool under pressure
  • Comfortable with tight deadlines
  • Good with details
  • A great project manager
  • Able to juggle multiple projects
  • A good writer/communicator
  • Intrigued with analytics and measurement
  • A team player

…then this may be the job for you.

At Leading Authorities, you will join a team of professional event producers and marketers who work together to design, plan, and produce state-of-the art events.

As the Marketing and Events Intern, you will be responsible for:

  • Participating in daily status calls
    • Taking notes and updating event related documents
    • Communicating and implementing strategies developed in concert with our event producers
  • Maintaining event related folders and materials
    • Keeping your producer organized
    • Proactively identifying needs and gaps
    • Updating information on various web-based platforms
    • Pulling analytics
  • Assisting with Day-of Event Execution
    • Monitoring event rooms or chat
    • Answering questions
    • Proactively identifying issues and resolving them
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

  • A junior or senior-level college student or recent grad
  • Flexibility to work Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with the ability to work three to four extra hours per month for special events, as needed
  • Solid project management skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, creativity, and strong computer skills
  • High standards of oral and written communications
  • Extremely organized and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems
  • Positive attitude and dependability

This is an unpaid internship. Benefits include: quickly learning a range of virtual event and marketing skills, gaining invaluable experience working closely with senior producers and real clients, and opportunity to manage your own projects and hone your project management skills.

To express your interest in this position, e-mail your resume and a cover letter detailing your specific qualifications to tiffany.suchanek@lauthorities.com.

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For answers to all of your employment questions, please contact us by emailing jobs@lauthorities.com 

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