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Account Trainee, Payment Services (Golf)

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Requisition ID: 5953

THE JOB / Account Trainee

If you’re excited about professional sports, the tech industry, and the latest buzz in sports & entertainment marketing, then find your next move as an Account Trainee at Octagon!

This Account Trainee will work on the planning and execution of a payment services client’s golf sponsorship platform! The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, communication, and process management skills, as well as a strong writing background. We offer a fun, energetic and hardworking team that is committed to building a successful sponsorship strategy for our client.

This position will support the team with tournament activations at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard and key golf properties such as the PGA TOUR and Pebble Beach Resorts. Although this is a temporary position, it requires full time hours, including some weekends, nights and holiday travel/work.

Please also know that the well-being of our employees, partners, fans and consumers are top of mind to our agency, and we are taking measures to ensure proper health and safety initiatives and protocols are in place for our events and activations.

 

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Build documents such as status reports, tracking documents, and meeting notes
  • Conduct research and presentation of the competitive sponsor and general golf landscape on a daily basis
  • Oversee the event sponsor tracking list for each event
  • Assist with inventory, ticketing, and asset processes
  • Track all sponsorship programs, record all pertinent metrics and organize in an Excel tracking document throughout the year
  • Work with a team to plan and implement event marketing programs
  • Manage ad hoc special projects as they arise
  • Travel, as needed
  • Other related duties as reasonably assigned

 

THE BIGGER TEAM YOU’LL JOIN

Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if that classification doesn’t do it for you, and it shouldn’t, let’s take it a step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.

That’s where we come into play.

At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.

 

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 0-1+ years of relevant internship/work experience
  • Ability to take initiative on assignments and grow a dynamic skill set
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to communicate clearly and professionally
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail while handling multiple projects
  • Ability to think creatively and address set-backs with a positive attitude and teamwork
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Sports/event marketing experience and interest preferred
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Sports and/or entertainment industry knowledge preferred

 

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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