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Account Trainee, College Football (Home Improvement Client)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Requisition ID: 9511

THE JOB / Account Trainee – Home Improvement, College Football

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

Do you have a passion for traveling and college football? Want to be a part of the biggest games every week? If so, this is the role for you! Our client, a well-known home improvement retailer, has long standing ties with College GameDay and needs a passionate, self-starter to assist in bringing this best-in-class partnership to life each week. The Account Trainee will have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in college football while getting a unique opportunity to learn on-site event management & activation, large scale event planning, and more!

As our Account Trainee, you will support the larger team both on-site and in the office. Events will take place on weekends and includes working non-traditional hours.

The right candidate will be able to work as part of a cohesive team and will need to engage with internal Octagon divisions, client partners & vendors, and consumers. This position requires strong team dynamic skills and excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Assist in administration and event operations of weekly on-site broadcasts, including coordinating weekly hospitality and activation elements, making travel arrangements, and coordinating on-site materials (shipping and tracking of promotional items, signage, collateral, etc.)
  • Communicate directly with property, vendor, and school partners for weekly scheduling and on-site assistance
  • Travel to broadcast locations regularly to assist in the activation and supervision of client’s on-site programming
  • Record and report program data including participant information, social media metrics, post-event surveys, store manager and customer comments, etc.
  • Assist in day-to-day general office administration such as answering phones, managing incoming and outgoing mail/packages and shipments, etc.
  • Other related duties/projects as reasonably assigned
  • Weekend/holiday work and travel are required – approximately 75%


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.


  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 1+ year’s work or internship experience in the marketing or advertising industries
  • Capacity to become knowledgeable on our clients’ industry, brand, and product offering
  • Detail-oriented; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality work within strict timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to solve problems effectively and independently
  • Superior organization, interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • All applicants will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.

This position pays minimum wage and is overtime-eligible.

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.

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, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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