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Account Trainee, Experiences (Financial Services Client)

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Requisition ID: 9845

THE JOB / Account Trainee – Financial Services Client, Brand Campaigns

EXPERIENCES / Do you love events and creating experiences? Do you have an interest in developing consumer experiences across several sports and cause properties? Are you a quick study and looking to jump start your career in sports marketing? If so, this may be your next big move!

We are looking for an Account Trainee to join our dynamic team to support the development of consumer experiences for our financial services client. This role supports a dedicated team that creates events supporting our client’s integrated campaigns. Our campaigns feature programming with iconic sports & CSR partnerships – including MLB, NFL, Motorsports, and Endurance properties!

Our ideal candidate will be organized, detail oriented, a creative thinker and a great communicator. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative, a self-starter, and is comfortable taking the lead and voicing their opinions and ideas. If you love events and want to be part of an experienced team of passionate marketers, this may be the job for you.


  • Support broader campaign team across multiple programs including MLB, NFL, Motorsports, Endurance & CSR partnerships
  • Assist in administration and event operations, including coordinating activation elements, making travel arrangements, and coordinating on-site materials (shipping and tracking of promotional items, signage, collateral, etc.)
  • Assist with vendor management, premium procurement and property research
  • Support teammates with planning and on-site execution of event marketing programs
  • Prepare pre-event briefing materials on select campaign programs
  • Manage documents such as status reports, inventory tracking documents and meeting notes
  • Participate in brainstorms and creative ideation and provide research as requested
  • Assist in day-to-day general office administration such as managing incoming and outgoing mail/packages and shipments, etc.
  • Other duties as reasonably assigned
  • Weekend/holiday work and travel are required


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 and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 0-1 years of work or internship experience in the communications, advertising or marketing industries – previous event marketing experience is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • Capacity to become knowledgeable on our clients’ industry, brand and product offerings
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality work within deadlines
  • Mature business sense and ability to work alongside client on a daily basis
  • Capable of solving problems effectively and independently as well as working as a team
  • Possesses interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) and superior organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel, work weekends, holidays, and non-standard hours
  • 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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