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Openings at LAI Video

Account Executive, LAI Video

Motionographer & Editor, LAI Video 

LAI Video Internship (Unpaid)

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Available Position: Motionographer & Editor


Nested deep within the Leading Authorities speakers bureau is a booming video production outfit. Coming from a live events origin, LAI Video now specializes in video storytelling of all kinds. We produce things like identity and branding pieces, big show openers and emotional case studies. From stylish motion graphics to comprehensive live-action shoots, LAI Video delivers powerful digital solutions for a variety of organizations in Washington, DC.

LAI Video is looking for a Motionographer & Editor to join its family. From sophisticated animated pieces to compelling live-action narratives, he or she will provide a variety of refreshing video solutions that help clients tell their story. The Motionographer & Editor will also draft storyboards for complex shoots, create style guides for new projects and add an overall design "eye" to everything LAI Video touches.


  • Produce videos using original motion graphics, composite animation and editing
  • Design and create various graphic content to be used in print-materials or video
  • Develop and create presentation visuals for external and internal clientele
  • Work closely with the Video Editors, Project Managers, Creative Director, and Executive Management
  • Follow established LAI Video production and time-tracking processes
  • Research and help implement new ways to keep LAI Video progressive and efficient
  • Provide general administrative support as needed
  • Travel for on-location editing and event needs


  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sound Design
  • Keynote/PowerPoint


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Video, Film Production, Media, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 3-5 years work experience, preferably in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines
  • Organized and detailed-oriented
  • Punctual and an overall team player

LAI Video is part of Leading Authorities, Inc. and is based in Washington, DC. Compensation includes salary, 401 (K) plan, paid vacation and holidays, health + dental + vision insurance, life and disability insurance. Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio to


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Available Position: LAI Video Internship (Unpaid)

Leading Authorities Inc (LAI) is one of the nation’s most prominent speaker’s bureaus, with unique capabilities in lecture representation, media and event production, and entertainment. Our mission is to help organizations create powerful meeting experiences and messages using world class talent, entertainment and creative media. The primary responsibility of this unpaid internship is to provide support to and assist with the day-to-day operations of our video production department. This position offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to be creative and use cutting edge technology while learning in a fast-paced environment.

Position reports to Senior Video Editor, LAI Video
Location: Washington, DC

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with Video Editors, Production Manager, Creative and Technical Directors, and Vice President on assigned projects
  • Assist with shooting of video projects to include camera work and editing
  • Assist with lighting for various video projects in and out of studio
  • Assist with designing, compressing and dubbing of various video elements
  • Research and provide assets for various video projects
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of a video database
  • Assist with development of various PowerPoint and Keynote presentations
  • Provide general administrative support as needed

Knowledge of or experience with the following software programs or equipment a plus:

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • After Effects
  • HDV Cameras
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Digital (Still) Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Kino Flo lighting
  • Illustrator
  • Tricaster / Virtual Studios
  • QuickTime Pro / Compressor
  • Beta SP
  • PowerPoint and / or Keynote
  • Teleprompter


  • Current student learning in a related program at the junior or senior level
  • Flexibility to work between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday
  • Availability and willingness to work additional hours as needed to support special events and projects
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems
  • Must have a positive attitude and be able to handle working in a fast-paced environment

Benefits include working in a creative environment while learning applicable skills for your trade, managing your own projects, and opportunity for advancement for the right candidate. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and a portfolio to

Our offices are conveniently located downtown, close to the Dupont Circle, Farragut North and West Metro Stations.

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Available Position: Account Executive, LAI Video

Do you ever hear someone tell a long-winded story and later tell the same one, except shorter, funnier, and with more impact? Do ideas just come flooding to you when people tell you about their challenges or goals? Do you often read descriptions of things or watch commercials and think, “there’s a better way to do that.”

If any of these descriptions sound like you, we should chat!

Leading Authorities’ video communications arm LAI Video is currently seeking account executive candidates who can open conversations with prospective clients about their communication strategies and propose winning new video solutions. Our team is passionate about telling great stories and producing beautiful video products that move viewers to action.  The ideal candidate is naturally curious, has an understanding of how trade associations, non-profits, and companies communicate and is able to uncover their key challenges and opportunities. This position requires you to stay up on the latest video trends, develop creative storylines and solutions on tight deadlines, and build strong relationships with marketers and communication heads.

See below for details. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be successful here, please send your resume and cover letter via e-mail to Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter.  


  • Research client brands and build relationships with prospective partners
  • Present in-person to clients alone or with the LAI Video team
  • Provide clients with creative solutions for video services that are brand-appropriate and budget-conscious
  • Write and submit proposals and creative briefs
  • Understand basic budgeting principles
  • Draft and negotiate client contracts
  • Make endless phone calls and emails
  • Monitor and respond to web leads via live chat
  • Know the LAI Video portfolio and its latest projects
  • Work closely with Producers + Project Managers, Video Makers and LAI Video Leadership for pitches, proposals and kick-off meetings
  • Maintain client relationship during production and after project completion
  • Remain focused on sales goals



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Video/Film Production or related field
  • At least 3-5 year of professional experience
  • Must possess an understanding of digital communications and production processes, and a working knowledge of experience design, brand development, and industry best practices
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Exceptional customer service skills are a MUST
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Compensation includes a competitive salary and commission compensation, 401 (K) plan, paid vacation and holidays, health / dental / vision insurance, life and disability insurance.

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See What Life is Like at Leading Authorities, Inc.

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 happily, please send your cover letter, resume, and any related materials to