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ARE YOU A CREATIVE
SUPERHERO?

We're always on the lookout for the best & brightest to join our team.
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER + PROJECT MANAGER

One of three divisions at Leading Authorities, Inc., LAI Video is a booming, boutique video communications company with a team of creative storytellers. The LAI Video nerds pitch and produce commercial-grade videos to a variety of organizations in Washington, DC and beyond. From public service announcements to product promos, we develop a new angle to engage with a target audience.

As we continue to grow, LAI Video is looking for a new Associate Producer + Project Manager to join its family. The Associate Producer + Project Manager lives within the Client Experience group and bridges the gap between the needs of our partners and our own creative team to deliver a stunning product and an inviting collaborative process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with clients to identify, conceptualize, and execute fresh and compelling stories through video production and other digital media, including graphic and web design
  • Interact regularly with clients in video briefings, kick-off meetings and throughout the project life cycle
  • Be responsible for production schedules, budgets, vendors, travel arrangements and all logistics for projects
  • Work closely with LAI Video team members to develop treatments, scripts, and storyboards, as well as cast talent, scout locations, and draft shooting schedules
  • Produce local and on-location shoots, organizing crew, directing talent, and conducting interviews
  • Manage editors and animators throughout post-production, ensuring that drafted deliverables meet client goals and expectations and uphold LAI Video quality standards
  • Oversee several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced production environment
  • Establish clear creative and logistical expectations on each project
  • React quickly to creatively troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Continue to manage partner relationships between projects
  • Work with the sales team to pitch, propose and budget new projects with existing partners
  • Report directly to Vice President of Operations and Client Experience
  • Work regularly with LAI Video Leadership and Executive Management
  • Maintain project management software to benchmark department utilization and success
  • Enforce and create the necessary infrastructure to keep LAI Video progressive and efficient
  • Provide general administrative support as needed
  • Travel as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Communications or Media and Video Production
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in a fast-paced production or marketing environment
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented and an active problem-solver
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines and occasional overtime
  • Punctual and an overall team player

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@laivideo.com.

LAI Video is part of Leading Authorities, Inc. and is based in Washington, DC. Compensation includes salary, 401k plan, paid vacation and holidays, health + dental + vision insurance, life and disability insurance. LAI Video is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Check out www.laivideo.com for more information.

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ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, SALES TEAM

One of three divisions at Leading Authorities, Inc., LAI Video is a booming, boutique video agency with a team of creative storytellers trained in delivering engrossing content and communications. The Account Director plays an essential role in developing and pitching meaningful campaigns while defining an exceptional client experience.

The Account Director listens to a client's needs and leads internal and external conversations to assemble the most creative, most effective and most budget-conscious solutions. Whether we are presenting a commercial concept for a local business or designing a multi-faceted, multi-year digital campaign for a non-profit, the Account Director will be the consistent through line for every prospect or partner, guiding them through a highly collaborative budget and proposal process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sell LAI Video’s services to meet your sales goal
  • Work with the team to pitch new ideas, draft budgets and write proposals
  • Develop relationships and prospect by making calls, sending emails
  • Attend social and professional events
  • Manage long-lasting client partnerships
  • Maintain a database

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher)
  • 5 years sales experience
  • 5 years in marketing, comms and / or video production fields
  • Experience in ad agency, government contracting and / or content creation (programming) a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong relationships
  • Culturally aware, meme-literate and an all around decent person

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.

To express your interest in this position, email your resumé and a cover letter detailing your specific qualifications to  jobs@lauthorities.com.

LAI Video is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

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MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER

One of three divisions at Leading Authorities, Inc., LAI Video is a booming, boutique video communications company with a team of creative storytellers. The LAI Video nerds pitch and produce commercial-grade videos to a variety of organizations in Washington, DC and beyond. From public service announcements to product promos, we develop a new angle to engage with a target audience.

LAI Video is looking for a Motion Graphics Designer to join its family. They will provide a variety of refreshing video solutions that help clients tell their story. The right candidate will have the ability to lay down keyframes with the finesse of an Olympic curler and speed of a cheetah. The Motion Graphics Designer will also draft storyboards, create style frames for new projects and add an overall design “eye” to everything LAI Video touches.

Check out our motion graphics reel at https://www.laivideo.com/animationreel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce videos using original motion graphics, composite animation, and editing
  • Pre-visualize concepts through the creation of mood boards, style frames, and storyboards
  • Mix audio and create immersive sound design to accompany animated videos
  • 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 Makers, Producers, Creative Directors, and LAI Video Management
  • Follow established LAI Video production and time-tracking processes
  • Research and help implement new ways to keep LAI Video progressive, contemporary and efficient

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Video, Film Production, Media, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Proficient in Adobe applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere
  • 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

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

LAI Video is part of Leading Authorities, Inc. and is based in Washington, DC. Compensation includes salary, 401k plan, paid vacation and holidays, health + dental + vision insurance, life and disability insurance. LAI Video is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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CINEMATOGRAPHER + EDITOR

One of three divisions at Leading Authorities, Inc., LAI Video is a booming, boutique video communications company with a team of creative storytellers. The LAI Video nerds pitch and produce commercial-grade videos to a variety of organizations in Washington, DC and beyond. From public service announcements to product promos, we develop a new angle to engage with a target audience.

As we continue to grow, LAI Video is looking for a new Cinematographer + Editor to join its family. From artful run-and-gun shoots to short-form documentaries and live-action narratives, he or she will remain agile and provide a variety of refreshing visual solutions. The Cinematographer + Editor will also be responsible for drawing out the story through compelling editing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce videos using creative and reliable cinematography
  • Create interesting and unique shot compositions for docu-style and pre-planned shoots
  • Utilize professional lighting, audio equipment and camera gear to create a high quality, cinematic “look”
  • Travel for on-location shoots
  • Work closely with LAI Video team members to develop treatments, scripts and storyboards, as well as cast talent, scout locations and draft shooting schedules
  • On-site, work closely with fellow Cinematographers, Producers and Creative Director
  • Stage and direct talent to create a comfortable environment while prompting engaging performances
  • Provide compelling editing services for promotional, educational or emotional content, including color correction and sound mixing
  • Ensure LAI Video studio and equipment operate optimally, effectively, efficiently and in accordance with established standards and inventory procedures
  • Conduct photo shoots as necessary
  • Follow established LAI Video production, post-production and time-tracking processes
  • Compress, dub and deliver digital videos
  • Research and help implement new ways to keep LAI Video progressive and efficient

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Video, Film Production, Media or equivalent work experience
  • >At least 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in a fast-paced production environment
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • 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

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

LAI Video is part of Leading Authorities, Inc. and is based in Washington, DC. Compensation includes salary, 401k plan, paid vacation and holidays, health + dental + vision insurance, life and disability insurance. LAI Video is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

One of three divisions at Leading Authorities, Inc., LAI Video is a booming, boutique video communications company with a team of creative storytellers. From product promos to short documentaries, we develop new ways to engage with each unique target audience and carry the project from pitch through post-production.

LAI Video is looking for a Production Coordinator who thrives in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment to serve as an integral part of the department’s internal operations. The ideal candidate is a utility player, able to support our teams of Producers, Cinematographers, and Editors by contributing to an efficient workflow.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain footage servers for current and archived files, including setting up folder structures and project files.
  • Responsible for offloading, logging, and labeling footage after each shoot.
  • Manage hard drive distribution and collection (purchasing, loading, offloading, and mailing drives).
  • Reconnect project files in Adobe Premiere after file transfers.
  • Assist Producers in project logistics (location research, booking glam teams, ordering props, arranging travel).
  • Act as Production Assistant on site during larger shoots.
  • Assist with equipment management by placing rental orders and scheduling gear repairs.
  • Organize team lunches and activities.
  • Order miscellaneous office supplies and materials at the request of team members.

Qualifications

  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal, computer and organizational skills.
  • Ability to be proactive and work independently within strategic framework of a larger team.
  • Professional, resourceful, and able to take ownership over assigned duties.
  • Willingness to learn and propose new ideas and solutions.
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Familiar with production, editorial, and footage transferring workflows.
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere.
  • Background and/or work experience in video production industry is preferred. 

This opening is an in-person position located in our Washington, D.C. office. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume and cover letter to [Alexandria Kelly] at jobs@laivideo.com.

LAI Video is part of Leading Authorities, Inc. and is based in Washington, DC. Compensation includes salary, 401k plan, paid vacation and holidays, health + dental + vision insurance, life and disability insurance. LAI Video is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Check out www.laivideo.com for more information.

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VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT INTERN

Are you an aspiring Production Assistant looking for an opportunity to advance your career in an interesting and great working environment? If you are enthusiastic, conscientious, hard-working individual who wants to develop their career in film production, we have the perfect job for you!

We are looking for a competent Production Assistant who will contribute to a positive attitude and energy of our team and work hard in order to manage and improve our behind-the-scenes procedures.

LAI Video is an Emmy®-award winning video agency that’s known for its feel-good campaigns, docu-style series, and quirky animation. Regularly working with associations, non-profits, and big corporate clients (including Amazon, Nestlé, No Kid Hungry, DC Public Schools, and the Department of State), we pitch and produce powerful content that prompts action and changes minds.

Production Assistant duties and responsibilities

  • Prepare all the supplies and equipment needed for the set
  • Manage the equipment as needed
  • Assist other crew members with their duties
  • Prepare all the paperwork such as scripts for the set
  • Make sure all the members have their necessary tools
  • Assist actors with their needs
  • Perform safety checks for people and equipment on the set
  • Deliver messages among team members
  • Help with various administrative work 
  • Help with shoot schedule and prep

Production Assistant requirements and qualifications

  • Vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Ability to work on-site and in-person at our Washington, DC HQ
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Computer savvy

Qualified applicants should send a resume to internships@lauthorities.com

Semester-long internship will preferably be in-person. This opportunity is only open candidates who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

This is an unpaid internship.

About Leading Authorities, Inc.

We are people in the people business. Leading Authorities, Inc is a speakers bureau, video agency, and event production company headquartered in the heart of Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, serving the nation’s top trade and professional associations, major corporations, colleges and universities, and more.

We give our clients access to the world’s top thought leaders, produce videos that “wow” audiences, and manage the entire event experience from concept to execution. Every day, we help our clients achieve business goals, build brand loyalty, overcome obstacles, and produce a return on investment.

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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 appily, please send your cover letter, resume, and any other related materials to jobs@laivideo.com.

Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau Job Openings