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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

 

 

 
 
 
  
 

Event Coordinator / Sales Associate

Job Duties and 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 weekly, and performing other projects as assigned.

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 under pressure
  • SUPERB organizational and teamwork skills
  • A strong sense of responsibility and accountability
  • 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 and 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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 Sales 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 Coordinator to support our busy sales team within our Washington, DC office.

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. Visit www.leadingauthorities.com for additional company information.

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
  • 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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