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See What Life Is Like At Leading Authorities

 .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

Event Coordinator

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

As an Event Coordinator your role is to create a positive customer experience by liaising with clients and talent to expertly coordinate logistics.  Responsibilities include contract review, talent management and support, booking travel, coordinating conference calls and creating detailed accurate event briefs for talent and clients.  There may be occasional travel to events (5-10%).

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

Required Skills, and Experience, and Education:

Qualified candidates must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, marketing, events, hospitality or related discipline
  • At least 2-3 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 which is conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC, close to the Dupont Circle, Farragut North, and West Metro Stations. 
 

How To Apply
Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com and reference "Event Coordinator" 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?

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 in addition to incentive compensation
  • 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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SALES AND MARKETING COORDINATOR

Reports to: Vice President, Sales

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau 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.  

We are people in the people business. At Leading Authorities, Inc., we work with amazing people—the incredible event and meeting professionals who keep us sharp as we find the perfect solution to their every challenge—the talented speakers and entertainers we represent who “wow” audiences every time they hit a stage—our terrific colleagues who jump in with connections, ideas, and “been there, done that” best practices to make sure everyone looks good. 

About the Position

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

If you are curious, extremely detail-oriented, have a marketing and sales mindset, and enjoy working with fascinating people from all walks of life, this is a great way to gain experience and build skills in both marketing, research, and sales for an industry-leading speakers bureau.

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 may also assist our marketing team with digital marketing, database management, and event support.
 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience

  • Comprehensive 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

This position is based in our Washington, DC headquarters which is conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC close to the Dupont Circle, Farragut North, and West Metro Stations. 
 

How To Apply

Interested qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and any other related materials to jobs@lauthorities.com, and please reference Sales and Marketing Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

 

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 MARKETING INTERNSHIP

Reports to: Director, Digital Marketing

Leading Authorities, Inc. is seeking a marketing intern to support 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 marketing skills, work closely with senior executives across various departments, gain exposure to various new marketing workflows and platforms, and manage your own projects, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with our Digital Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Events Manager, Marketing and Operations Manager, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services, and Chief Operating Officer on various assigned projects
  • Assist in the organization, planning, and execution of marketing events
  • Assist in the research and generation of sales leads
  • Help manage social media channels
  • Assist in the database entry and maintenance process of client information
  • Maintain and update speaker information in database and website
  • General administrative support, as needed

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Junior or Senior college student
  • Flexibility to work Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with the ability to work one to two 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

BENEFITS:

  • Quickly learn a range of marketing skills, gain invaluable experience working closely with senior management, and opportunity to manage your own projects and hone your project management skills

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

How To Apply
Qualified applications should send their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com, and please reference "Marketing Internship" in the subject line.
 

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