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

Live Oak Communications, Elon's student-run, full-service communications agency, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the spring 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 business, 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 Nov. 2 to

“Live Oak bridges the gap between the hypothetical strategic communications plans we learn about in a classroom and the implementation of these strategies and tactics,” said Alexa Sykes, 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.

“The agency provides us the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance our creative abilities through website design, advertising campaigns and promotional videos for both local and national clients,” said Leigh Burgess, creative director of Live Oak.

Interviews will be conducted in mid-November by the director and assistant director. The Live Oak office is 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 2012. (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 spring of 2012. (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).

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).

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Contact Information:
Steven Ebert, assistant director,