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Careers

If you think LAI Live 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 job positions. If you'd like to apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and any other related application materials to jobs@lauthorities.com

Current Job Openings at LAI Live:

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Live Show Producer

Reports To: Vice President of Production 

We are looking for a self-motivated, seasoned producer with experience in a live event production environment—theatre, television, conferences—and a solid background in event design and technical expertise.

Our top candidate will excel at producing live events and stage productions, be able to develop strong relationships with clients, act as a consultant who shares insights and best practices, respond to RFPs with ease, and remain cool under pressure. This is a DC-based position.

A successful candidate will:

  • Develop and manage client relationships and contracts to ensure delivery of exceptional service
  • Manage the production planning process and necessary assets (production timelines, show flow and scripts, room diagrams, and other support documentation) for live events
  • Develop and add expertise to each client production by creating unique ways to deliver a message or program segment, editing scripts, maintaining cue sheets, and ideating new audience engagement techniques
  • Contribute to the creative process by developing scenic ideas, unique ways to display & design graphics and visual content, theme concepts, storytelling, and more
  • Manage the onsite execution process for internal and external events to include leading a large production team, show-calling, talent rehearsals, labor management, venue logistics, concurrent session management and vendor relations
  • Manage the follow-up process and continued client communications for the contracted event
  • Have a strong understanding of event audio visual equipment, lighting, rigging, scenic and union labor requirements
  • Capture event success stories for Marketing purposes
  • Be proficient in MS word, Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, internet file sharing and possibly have the ability to work in CAD, Meeting Matrix, Google Sketch to produce drawings and room diagrams
  • Photography, Scriptwriting, scenic render experience a plus

This candidate should also have…   

  • At least four (4) years of relevant work experience, in a fast-paced production, entertainment, and/or event environment
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects successfully while adhering to stressful situations and tight deadlines
  • Be able to work as an individual and in a collaborative team environment
  • The ability to travel up to 30% of the time, which includes long hours and an irregular schedule
  • Enthusiasm for the business and want to work with a team of individuals who love what they do (ability to love nachos is a plus)

LAI Live’s compensation includes a base salary plus commission, incentive compensation, 401(K) plan and profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, as well as life and disability insurance.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and any other related application materials to jobs@lauthorities.com and reference Live Show Producer in the subject line of your email.

Our offices are conveniently located downtown in Washington, DC, close to the Farragut North and West Metro Stations.

 

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Virtual Event Producer

Reports To: Vice President of Production

LAI Live is a leader in producing live and virtual events for corporate, association, and non-profit clients. Our team is currently looking for talented event-minded, detail-oriented, quick-on-their-feet individuals for short-term contract positions to meet high demand. Successful candidates may have the opportunity to extend as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading client projects from start to finish
  • Leading regularly scheduled meetings with clients 
  • Working with Project Manager to develop production schedules and adhere to schedules
  • Working with Website Managers to develop online plans for shows involving platform development and overseeing their progress with deliverables
  • Working with client to make recommendations for their scheduling and program questions
  • Working with LAI Art Director on creative graphics concepts for shows
  • Developing graphics outlines for main session shows for Art Director and Project Manager to respond to
  • Developing and updating cue sheets for main session programming
  • Lead rehearsals with speakers and other presenters
  • Oversee all moving pieces of the live event
  • Call-the-show for main session programming

Ideal Virtual Event Producer Candidates

  • Located in the East Coast or Central Time Zone
  • Have experience working closely with clients to design, develop, and execute live events
  • Have experience leading teams through a Project end-to-end
  • Are open communicators and have the ability to work as a team or solo
  • Are not afraid to share innovative ideas and suggestions
  • Are creative solution developers and problem solvers
  • Willing and able to work non-traditional hours

These are short-term contract positions with the opportunity to extend. 

If you have experience in live events, broadcast media, or project management, you may be a good fit. Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

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Event Production Operations

Reports To: Vice President of Production

LAI Live is a leader in producing live and virtual events for corporate, association, and non-profit clients. Our team is currently looking for talented event-minded, detail-oriented, quick-on-their-feet individuals for short-term contract positions to meet high demand. Successful candidates may have the opportunity to extend as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee entire show production schedule to ensure we're not overbooked with staff or vendors
  • Help to remedy scheduling issues with the team for rehearsals, pre-records, breakouts, more
  • Keep all client-facing documents up to date
  • Step in for Project Management and support when needed
  • Handle invoicing of contractors and vendors
  • Work with vendors to produce estimates for proposal needs
  • Make on-going updates with new and relevant information to the proposal
  • Research new possible vendors and service providers to support the ever-changing needs of virtual events

Ideal Event Production Operations Candidates:

  • Located in the East Coast or Central Time Zone
  • Have experience in live event production
  • Experience in Production/Project management
  • Have a creative eye for design when developing client facing documents
  • Are open communicators and have the ability to work as a team or solo
  • Are not afraid to share innovative ideas and suggestions
  • Are creative solution developers and problem solvers
  • Willing and able to work non-traditional hours

These are short-term contract positions with the opportunity to extend. 

If you have experience in live events, broadcast media, or project management, you may be a good fit. Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

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Web Project Manager

Reports To: Vice President of Production

LAI Live is a leader in producing live and virtual events for corporate, association, and non-profit clients. Our team is currently looking for talented event-minded, detail-oriented, quick-on-their-feet individuals for short-term contract positions to meet high demand. Successful candidates may have the opportunity to extend as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing deadlines and deliverables for virtual event website design team
  • Asset collection for active web projects including speaker bios, logos, photos, and additional resources
  • Share updated reports and data with clients for in-production and post-events
  • Create/Share FAQ's for client projects and resources
  • Oversee project management database to watch for client questions and updates
  • Work with web team and design team to coordinate deliverables and client communication
  • Learn the ins/outs of various virtual event platforms

Ideal Web Project Manager Candidates:

  • Located in the East Coast or Central Time Zone
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to juggle multiple projects
  • Experience in Production/Project management
  • Are open communicators and have the ability to work as a team or solo
  • Are not afraid to share innovative ideas and suggestions
  • Are creative solution developers and problem solvers
  • Willing and able to work non-traditional hours

These are short-term contract positions with the opportunity to extend. 

If you have experience in live events, broadcast media, or project management, you may be a good fit. Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

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Session Video Producer & Editor

Reports To: Vice President of Production

LAI Live is a leader in producing live and virtual events for corporate, association, and non-profit clients. Our team is currently looking for talented event-minded, detail-oriented, quick-on-their-feet individuals for short-term contract positions to meet high demand. Successful candidates may have the opportunity to extend as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Trim or edit each session as-needed to prepare for posting on-demand
  • Coach speakers/presenters through audio checks and background adjustments
  • Work with Project Manager/Producer on scheduling full-days of production records
  • Able to meet deadlines, some aggressive
  • Candidate must have their own equipment & set-up for capturing and editing sessions
  • Virtually record speakers and/or panel sessions "live-to-tape," ideally running through a switcher to allow for ISO shots and minimal graphics during the recording

Ideal Session Video Producer & Editor Candidates:

  • Located in the East Coast or Central Time Zone
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be client and talent facing and patient
  • Are not afraid to share innovative ideas and suggestions
  • Willing and able to work non-traditional hours

These are short-term contract positions with the opportunity to extend. 

If you have experience in live events, broadcast media, or project management, you may be a good fit. Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

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Junior Designer

Reports To: Vice President of Production

LAI Live is a leader in producing live and virtual events for corporate, association, and non-profit clients. Our team is currently looking for talented event-minded, detail-oriented, quick-on-their-feet individuals for short-term contract positions to meet high demand. Successful candidates may have the opportunity to extend as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Art Director with design concepts for individual projects
  • Taking lead on the build and edits of deliverables for external and internal projects, requiring high levels of attention to detail
  • Working in Apple Keynote, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premier and other design programs required to complete design projects
  • Working with Producer and Production Manager to deliver upon contracted deliverables for each client project

Ideal Junior Designer Candidate:

  • A creative solution thinker and problem solver
  • A clear communicator - internally and externally
  • Able to work on multiple projects at one time and meet aggressive deadlines

These are short-term contract positions with the opportunity to extend. 

If you have experience in live events, broadcast media, or project management, you may be a good fit. Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

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Live Event Sales & Service Account Manager

We are looking for an experienced sales professional with a solid history of building client portfolios utilizing outside sales techniques. Preferably selling full-service experiences—whether in live events, sponsorships, conferences and conventions, décor, destination management, or hotel and hospitality businesses. This is a DC-based position and only candidates with proven results in lead generation, portfolio growth, and over $300,000.00 sales per year will be considered. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an entrepreneurial approach to their business
  • Research and build relationships with potential new clients
  • Build sales portfolio through individual outreach, networking, marketing leads, cold calls, and more
  • Assess client growth potential for association and corporate clients to help us grow our Live portfolio in all lines of services
  • Achieve sales goals to increase revenue
  • Work closely with our Producers to respond to RFPs and proposals
  • Draft and negotiate client contracts
  • Represent the LAI Live producers at industry conferences, as needed
  • Most importantly, remain focused on sales goals and enjoy the selling process!

Only candidates with the following qualifications should apply:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, or related field
  • At least five (5) years of work experience, preferably in a fast-paced production, entertainment, event, hospitality, or hotel sales environment
  • Successful history with outside sales resulting in $300K+ per year
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Capable of handling pressure and work on tight timelines
  • Exceptional customer service skills are a must
  • Ability to travel up to 5%


Leading Authorities’ compensation includes a base salary plus commission, incentive compensation, 401(K) plan and profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, as well as life and disability insurance.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com, and reference Live Event Sales & Service Account Manager in the subject line of your email.

Our offices are conveniently located downtown in Washington, DC, close to the Farragut North and West Metro Stations. Visit www.LAILiveEvents.com to learn more about our Live business and for additional company information.

 

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If you think Leading Authorities 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 related materials to jobs@lauthorities.com.

 

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