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Live Oak Communications seeks account executives, creative coordinators, other positions

The communications agency is looking for qualified students to fill key roles.

Live Oak Communications, Elon's student-run, full-service communications agency, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the spring of 2014. Live Oak develops and executes communications programs for businesses and not-for-profit organizations in and around North Carolina.

Live Oak has a particular interest in students with business, marketing, web development, art, design or video backgrounds, as well as students with communications expertise. Students may apply by filling out the appropriate application (see below)

and returning it by Nov. 1 to management.liveoak@gmail.com.

“Live Oak provides students with an opportunity to take theories learned in the classroom out into the world where they can apply them to real client work,” said Laura Van Drie, director of Live Oak.

Live Oak offers public relations, advertising, special event marketing, viral marketing, media relations, website development, video creation and graphic design services to clients all around North Carolina. Students from all majors and years are encouraged to apply for specific positions. All hired positions receive class credit in addition to professional experience.

“At Live Oak, we are able to create real advertising campaigns, promotional videos and website design that will be used by both local and national clients who rely on our quality work,” said Tracy Raetz, creative director of Live Oak.

Interviews will be conducted in early November by the director, assistant director and creative director. The Live Oak Open House will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Live Oak office located in the Priestly building at 100 Williamson Ave., Elon, N.C.

Available Positions

Assistant Director
: The Assistant Director will work closely with the director and faculty director to oversee Live Oak Communications’ budget, account teams and promotional materials. The Assistant Director will have the opportunity to apply for director the following year. All majors are welcome to apply. Applicants must be of junior status during the spring of 2014. (CLICK HERE to download Assistant Director application). 

Team Leaders: Team leaders are in charge of managing individual client accounts. Along with a group of account executives, the Team Leader will develop campaign plans and delegate responsibilities to the Account Executives to ensure that the client reaches its particular communications goals. All majors are welcome to apply. Applicants must be of sophomore, junior or senior status during the spring of 2014. (CLICK HERE to download Team Leader application).

Production Managers: Production Managers are the creative team specialists who lead projects in their discipline. Live Oak is seeking one web, one graphic, and one video Production Manager. They are responsible for directing the other members of the creative team who are working on projects in their respective discipline, and report to the Creative Director. As leaders on the creative team, Production Managers are required to keep track of all projects being produced in their respective discipline. Juniors and seniors with a very high skill level in any creative discipline are strongly encouraged to apply. (CLICK HERE to download Production Manager application).

Traffic Manager: The Traffic Manager is responsible for facilitating communication between team leaders and the creative team, and maintaining all agency projects and events using Basecamp. As manager of the agency calendar, the Traffic Manager is expected to have strong organization skills. All majors are encouraged to apply, and applicants must of sophomore, junior or senior status during spring of 2014. (CLICK HERE to download the Traffic Manager application.)

Account Executives: The term "Account Executive" is a professional communications term used to describe individuals that work on a specific client account. Live Oak is structured into client teams made up of AE’s who execute client communications plans. Work includes writing and pitching media releases, organizing events, developing social media and working with the creative team to develop videos, websites, advertisements and other graphic design projects. All majors and years are welcome to apply. (CLICK HERE to download Account Executive application). 

Creative Coordinators: Live Oak Creative Coordinators work with client account teams to develop creative elements such as promotional videos, graphic logos, websites, advertisement layouts, online videos and more. Students applying for this position should have a strong artistic interest in visual technology and strong video production skills. This opportunity provides a great way to add material to any art or communications portfolio. All majors and years are welcome to apply. (CLICK HERE to download Creative Coordinator application). 

Please visit www.liveoakcommunications.com for more information.

Contact Information:
Timothy Gillman, Assistant Director
, tgillman3@elon.edu

Colin Donohue,
10/17/2013 10:05 AM