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

Live Oak Communications, Elon's student-run, full-service communications agency, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the fall of 2013. 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 marketing, art, design or video backgrounds, as well as students with communications expertise. Students may apply by filling out an application and returning it by April 19 to management.liveoak@gmail.com.

“Live Oak allows students to apply the theories we learn about in the classroom to real client work,” said Alexa Sykes, director of Live Oak.

Live Oak offers public relations, advertising, special event marketing, social media, 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.

“Live Oak provides us the opportunity to develop our professional and creative skills through website design, promotional videos and advertising campaigns for both local and national clients,” said Leigh Burgess, creative director of Live Oak.

Interviews will be conducted in mid-April by the director, assistant director and creative director. For those interested in applying, an open house will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the Live Oak office located in the Priestly building at 100 Williamson Ave., Elon, N.C.

Availalbe Positions
Creative Director: The creative director is responsible for overseeing all of the creative projects such as logos and graphic identities, websites, advertising layouts, online videos, etc., that Live Oak accounts need. Responsibilities include managing creative projects by delegating work and providing support to the creative executives. Students applying for this position should have developed artistic and visual technology skills. All majors are welcome to apply. Applicants must be of senior status during the fall of 2013 OR have previous Live Oak experience. (CLICK HERE to download the Creative Director application.)

Assistant Director
: The assistant director will work closely with the director and faculty director to oversee Live Oak account teams, promotional materials and office management. The assistant director will have the opportunity to apply for director the following year. This is a paid position, requiring 20 hours of work per week.  The assistant director will also receive two hours of independent study credit.  All majors are welcome to apply. Applicants must be of junior status during the fall of 2013. (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 and execute campaign plans and delegate responsibilities to account executives to reach client communications goals. All majors are welcome to apply. Applicants must be of sophomore, junior or senior status during the fall of 2013. (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 disciplines. 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).

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:
Laura Van Drie, Assistant Director
, lvandrie@elon.edu

Colin Donohue,
4/3/2013 9:45 AM