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At Worldwide Speakers Group, we represent the best, brightest, and most passionate people in the industry! We are widely respected for our professionalism and integrity and love serving our clients in the best ways we know how. It’s a wonderful and fun place to work as we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations through incredible experiences and working with many of today’s leading keynote, motivational, and iconic industry speakers.

Worldwide Speakers Group has a special interest in sales professionals with direct industry experience.

Our current openings include:

Worldwide Speakers Group (WWSG) is an innovative global lecture agency dedicated to providing an unprecedented and unparalleled level of service in the speaker industry. We create effective comprehensive strategic solutions that achieve client goals and forge a lasting impact with audiences.  Our leadership is reflected in the extraordinary individuals we exclusively represent including those from the highest levels of government, business, media and entertainment.

Job Summary

WWSG is seeking an experienced, talented and energetic individual to join our team as Event Coordinator. ECs are responsible for the successful coordination of speaking engagements booked by our firm. The ideal candidate will serve as a liaison between our clients, our speakers, and our organization once events have been contracted.

To be successful in this position, Event Coordinators must convey continuous positive influence both within the company and to our clients and our speakers. They must demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills and must be able to develop partnerships with co-workers. The ideal candidate will have enormous pride in their work and will assume full responsibility and accountability for the engagements on which they work. They must be extremely detail-oriented and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Event Coordinators must perform effectively under pressure and make difficult decisions independently in a timely and ethical manner.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understanding the complex needs of different events and diverse clients
  • Attentive to the value of staying under budget while coordinating travel specifications and travel itineraries for high-profile speakers including celebrities, former politicians, journalists, business executives and subject matter experts
  • Schedule, conduct, and mediate pre-event calls between speakers and clients
  • Issuing invoices and collecting payments in a timely manner and creating comprehensive and readable financial reports
  • Anticipating and planning for possible different scenarios
  • Liaise with speakers and clients to identify individual needs and ensure speaker and client satisfaction
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on or before the event day
  • Plan and coordinate all aspects of travel and lodging for speakers while remaining attentive to speaker’s specific requirements and constraints placed by clients
  • Coordinate and monitor event timelines and ensure deadlines are met
  • Respond to inquiries and special requests, i.e. VIP receptions, book-signings, etc. and resolve unexpected challenges in a friendly and efficient manner
  • Occasional local travel to conferences where speakers deliver keynotes

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree in event planning or marketing preferred
  • Previous event planning or relevant experience required
  • Team management experience preferred

Preferred Skills

  • Strong project management, customer service, and relationship building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication, able to deliver clear, concise information tailored to specific and varied audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented and organized, ensuring quality and consistent output
  • Ability to effectively solve problems, think creatively, make decisions and act, exercising independent judgment
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude and work independently with little guidance in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Compensation
WWSG offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.   Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vision and prescription plan coverage, paid vacation and sick time, free parking and shuttle to metro, and training and development programs.

Worldwide Speakers Group is an innovative global lecture agency dedicated to providing an unprecedented and unparalleled level of service in the speaker industry. We create effective comprehensive strategic solutions that achieve client goals and forge a lasting impact with audiences. Our leadership is reflected in the extraordinary individuals we exclusively represent including those from the highest levels of government, business, media and entertainment.

 

Job Summary

We are seeking a college intern who is currently studying marketing and looking to get hands-on experience assisting our Marketing Manager with our social media presence, content and video creation, website input and optimization and much more. To be successful in this position, they must demonstrate strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, possess a strong sense of responsibility and urgency and be self-motivated and flexible. This person must be extremely detail-oriented, able to multi-task effectively, take initiative and function well under pressure. The successful candidate will report directly to the Marketing Manager.

Job Duties

  • Provide administrative and organizational support to Marketing Manager
  • Social media management
  • Apply strong SEO knowledge & SEMrush tools to optimize website
  • Edit and optimize current website content and articles
  • Organize and create strategic and unique content for multiple social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Assist in the creation/proofing of weekly digital email communications
  • Collaborate with team members, vendors, and other company employees to understand the needs of the marketing department
  • Utilize customer database; manage customer mailing lists, make updates, perform quality control and supply metrics
  • All other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Basic Qualifications

  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
  • An interest and awareness of current events in business, politics, the economy and sports
  • Familiarity with social media, social networking, email marketing and search engines
  • Strong writing and copy-editing abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Understanding of basic business and marketing concepts
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Organize details and complete projects in a timely manner

This could be an incredible internship for someone for a 3rd of 4th year college student. You will work between 10-20 hours a week depending on the workload of the office and your school workload. We realize that school is a priority and want to be flexible with your time, but we also want this to be an amazing learning experience that you can carry with you after college.

Job Types:

Part-time, Internship

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Hybrid (in office and remote)

Worldwide Speakers Group (WWSG) is an innovative global lecture agency dedicated to providing an unprecedented and unparalleled level of service in the speaker industry.  We create effective comprehensive strategic solutions that achieve client goals and forge a lasting impact with audiences.  Our leadership is reflected in the extraordinary individuals we exclusively represent including those from the highest levels of government, business, media and entertainment.

Job Summary: Vice President of Sales (Agent)

WWSG is seeking an experienced, talented and energetic individual to join our team as a VP of Sales.  Agents are responsible for developing, maintaining and growing relationships with clients and speakers.  The ideal candidate will possess a strong focus on client development and relationships and be a strong communicator—both written and verbal.

To be successful in this position, Agents must convey continuous positive influence both within the company and to our clients and our speakers.  They must demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills and must be able to develop partnerships with co-workers.  The ideal candidate must maintain a positive attitude and build long lasting relationships with clients. They must also exhibit a sense of urgency to close sales.  They must be extremely detail-oriented and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Agents are expected to meet or exceed their annual sales goals.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and contact potential speakers to obtain contact and booking information
  • Possess sufficient knowledge of industry marketplace, trends and product knowledge
  • Research clients and compile vetting documents
  • Recommend speakers and quote fees to clients
  • Maintain strong client relationships and increase the number of contacts within existing organizations
  • Achieve or exceed sales goals on a monthly and annual basis
  • Maintain a pipeline of 3 times identified sales goal
  • Manage escalated client issues/concerns and speaker cancellations
  • Direct the client and speaker firm offer and contract negotiation process
  • Obtain signed Firm Offers and Signed Contracts from speakers and clients
  • Ensure all fees are collected for every engagement
  • Obtain documented approval from client and speaker for video recording
  • Effectively use the CRM to enter sales, client and speaker information for accurate tracking, reporting and follow-up
  • Compose and send correspondence to current or potential clients and speakers
  • Check availability of speakers
  • Contact and qualify potential clients via telephone and email
  • Communicate accurate and comprehensive event information to host organizations, speakers and internal departments
  • Work closely with Marketing for targeted initiatives for your clients
  • Commit to continuing education – learning about speakers, staying informed about world events/business issues affecting our clients to better assist them in finding the right speaker for their program
  • Attend local events
  • Visit one local client per quarter
  • Mentor Account Executives and Sales Associates
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 4+ years’ experience selling services/products, contract negotiation and demonstrated track record of sales success
  • Experience identifying, qualifying and closing business with an average sales price of $35,000 or higher
  • Strong ability in consultative sales and connecting organizational business needs to speaker engagements and learning solutions

Preferred Skills

  • Strong project management, client service and relationship building skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, able to deliver clear, concise information tailored to specific and varied audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Salesforce
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented and organized, ensuring quality and consistent output.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems, think creatively, make decisions and act, exercising independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude and work independently with little guidance in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Convention/hospitality, or Association industry experience is a plus

Compensation
WWSG offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.   Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vision and prescription plan coverage, paid vacation and sick time, free parking and shuttle to metro, and training and development programs.

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