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Account Trainee, Events Assistant (Events)

Cary, North Carolina, United States
Requisition ID: 12400

THE JOB / Account Trainee, Event Assistant

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

Assist event director with day-to-day preparation and execution of the SAS Championship HBCU Invitational held October 11 – 13, 2024 at Prestonwood Country Club.  The Octagon staff, located in Cary, NC, is directly responsible for managing all aspects of the event of the SAS Championship.


  • Assist Event Director with day-to-day preparation and execution of event
  • Create and distribute communication to athletes and coaches
  • Management of tournament merchandise and inventory
  • Assist with management of hotel and transportation needs for athletes and coaches
  • Coordinate food and beverage needs with Prestonwood for athletes and coaches
  • Provide support to marketing and communications coordinator to create and implement social posts, announcements, etc.
  • Assist with coordination of Career Day and Champions Cookout Q&A for athletes
  • Provide support to the Operations Director for on-course operational needs
  • Compile HBCU Invitational overview report at close of the event
  • Other related duties/projects as reasonably assigned


Recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Sports”, 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?


  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Polished communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong desire to work in a team setting
  • Confident ability to solve problems, demonstrate initiative, and present a proactive work ethic
  • Extreme organization, multi-tasking ability, and commitment to deadlines
  • Mature business sense and ability to work alongside client on a daily basis
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Internet
  • Interest in sports and event management as a long-term career
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and work weekends or holidays as needed. Anticipated travel level: (select one and remove rest) Low (0-15%)

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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