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Account Trainee, Golf (Payment Services Client)

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Requisition ID: 12144

THE JOB / Account Trainee, Golf (Payment Services Client)

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

If you’re excited about professional sports, creating memorable moments, and the latest buzz in sports & entertainment marketing, then join a great team 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.

This position will support the client services team’s work on partnerships with key golf properties such as the PGA TOUR.  Although this is a temporary position, it requires full time hours, including some weekends, nights and holiday travel/work.


  • Conduct research and present on the competitive sponsor and general golf landscape on a regular basis
  • Build documents such as status reports, tracking documents, and meeting notes
  • Lead on operations and logistics needs for events, including shipping and managing inventory of signage and premiums
  • 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
  • Handle ad hoc special projects as they arise
  • Travel and work on site for activations as needed
  • Other related duties as reasonably assigned


Octagon is the global sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group.

We take pride in being Playmakers – finding insightful, bold ways to create play in our work, our lives, and in the world. We believe in the power of play to create big ideas and unlock potential for our clients and talent.

We can put ourselves in the shoes of fans because we ARE fans – of sports, entertainment, and culture at large. This expertise allows us to continually evolve the fan experience across sports and entertainment alongside some of the biggest brands and talent in the world.

The world needs play more than ever. Are you a Playmaker?


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 0-1+ years of relevant internship/work experience
  • An interest or passion for the game of golf is a plus, though not required
  • 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 prioritizing multiple projects
  • Ability to think creatively and adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Agency/sports/event marketing experience and interest preferred
  • All applicants must 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.

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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