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Are you a proactive problem solver? A creative thinker? A detail-oriented team player? An over-achiever with a positive attitude? Why has it taken so long for us to meet?

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 / Sales Associate

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. 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 each week, and performing other miscellaneous projects as required.

Qualifications:

  • 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 in high-pressure work environments
  • Superb organizational skills and teamwork skills
  • A strong sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    Word and Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft 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: 

  • Compensation includes a generous base salary in addition to quarterly bonuses and monthly commissions on speaker book sales 
  • 401(K) plan and profit sharing options
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 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. Visit www.leadingauthorities.com for additional company information.

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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Web Marketing Manager

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Marketing

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Leading Authorities’, a world-class lecture agency, video communication house, and event production company, is searching for a web marketer. This position will manage the online marketing activities of Leading Authorities, including building, testing, and maintaining our web site properties; improving SEO rankings; optimizing online advertising campaign; and developing our social media platforms, all with the aim of driving leads to our sales force. In addition, this position serves as an integral member of the marketing team, contributing promotional ideas and analytics that support the overall pipeline of lead generation.

If you are:

  • A strategic thinker who likes to test and learn
  • Intrigued with analytics and measurement
  • Curious about what drives behavior
  • Good with details
  • Dangerous with html (don’t have to be fluent)
  • Social media savvy
  • Cool under pressure
  • A great project manager
  • Able to juggle multiple projects
  • A good writer/communicator
  • A team player

…then this may be the job for you.

At Leading Authorities, you will join a team of professional marketers who work together to drive leads and opportunities for our sales force to help Fortune 1000 companies and top associations plan and execute their events and tell their stories through video.

As the Manager of Web Marketing you will be responsible for:

  • Managing Leading Authorities’ Web presence to include:
    • Strategic testing and optimization of the conversion funnel
    • Daily updates and content generation.
    • Communicating with and implementing strategies developed in concert with our SEO experts.
    • Managing online advertising campaigns.
    • Managing analytic reports and materials:
    • Maintaining basic materials on our talent.
    • Developing analytics on LAI’s key online lead drivers.
  • Other duties as assigned, including
    • Assisting at live events to promote our talent.
    • Contributing to weekly marketing lead generation meetings.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Related bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years experience in marketing, web management, or other related field.
  • HTML, Drupal, or other web coding/cms expertise a plus but not required.
  • Photoshop proficiency preferred but not required.
  • A great attitude and work ethic.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Generous base salary
  • 401(K) plan and profit sharing options
  • 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

Think you’ve got what it takes? Send us your resume and cover letter. Send it all to jobs@lauthorities.com with Web Marketing Manager in the subject line.


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Manager of Recruitment Research and Scouting

Are you always reading the news, the first one of your friends to read the latest NYT Best-Seller, and always in the know on the hottest new TED talk? Are you the friend people go to when they need to figure out how they know someone because you always make the best connections? Then this position is for you. As the Manager of Recruitment Research and Scouting you will play a critical role in finding and recruiting speaking talent to Leading Authorities.

As one of the nation’s most prominent speakers’ bureaus, Leading Authorities, Inc. represents leaders in politics, business, media, and pop culture, including Paul Ryan, Stanley McChrystal, Nicolle Wallace, Chuck Todd, Rob O'Neill, Dana Perino, Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Margaret Brennan, 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.

In this position you will support the CEO, Operations, and Sales teams in their efforts to find and recruit new speakers to Leading Authorities, by researching and presenting new ideas, making connections, and doing initial outreach to potential speakers. This role plays a critical role in the growth of the company. The ideal candidate is a voracious reader who considers the latest business books must reads, a self-starter, driven, detail-oriented, with a strong interest in politics, media, and current events.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Compensation:

  • Salary in the $50,000 - $60,000 range plus bonuses
  • 401(K) plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance

 To apply please send cover letter and resume to jobs@lauthorities.com with Manager, Recruitment Research and Scouting in the subject line.


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Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Reports to: Vice President, Sales

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Leading Authorities, Inc., one of the most prominent speakers bureaus, with unique capabilities in lecture representation, video, and live event production, and entertainment, is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and professional Sales and Marketing Coordinator to support our busy sales and marketing teams within our Washington, DC office. This position is a great stepping stone into a fascinating industry that sits at the intersection of business and entertainment.

If you are curious, extremely detail-oriented, have a marketing and 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 speakers bureau.

In this role, you will support our highly-motivated, successful sales staff by producing sales proposals for clients, conducting research, working on contracts, and completing other vital tasks. You will also assist our growing marketing team with a host of projects spanning digital marketing, database management, and event support.

We are looking for candidates with bachelor’s degrees in marketing, communications, business, or other related fields. 1-2 years professional experience is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide sales support to include:
    • Create Client/Talent Firm Offers and Contracts
    • Assist with client proposals
    • Assist with creating event itineraries and travel arrangements
    • Scan and track signed contracts
    • Conduct research for sales staff
    • Coordinate calendars with sales staff, speakers, and clients
    • Assist with client and speaker appreciation program
    • Collect and manage speaker video footage
    • Update various databases
    • Assist at marketing events
  • Provide administrative support to include:
    • Receive, distribute, and send mail and packages
    • Back-up phone duty for approximately four hours a week
    • Send emails and letters on behalf of the sales department
    • Miscellaneous projects and additional duties, as required

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in business, communications, marketing, hospitality, or related discipline
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Experience with Microsoft CRM, a plus
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and occasional overtime
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills

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

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 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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Creative Graphics and Video Intern - Marketing


Reports to: Marketing Content Manager 

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 out of our Washington, DC office for at least 15 hours per week. Art majors are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Digital Marketing, Director; Manager, Marketing Events; Marketing and Operations 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
  • Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Pro, and Final Cut
  • Flexibility to work Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, as your college schedule allows
  • Positive attitude and dependability
  • Solid attention to detail, creativity, and computer 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 resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com, and please reference "Marketing Multimedia Internship" in the subject line.

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