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Account Trainee, Marketing and Communications Assistant (Events)

Cary, North Carolina, United States
Requisition ID: 12402

THE JOB / Account Trainee, Marketing and Communications Assistant

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

Assist event staff with day-to-day preparation and execution of the SAS Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event held October 7 - 13, 2024 at Prestonwood Country Club! The Octagon staff, located in Cary, NC, is directly responsible for managing all aspects of the event.


  • Support Corporate and Community Partnerships department with partnership fulfillment
  • Responsible for tracking, accounting, and distribution of tickets to Corporate and Community Partners
  • Research market and target demographics to support overall marketing and sales plan
  • Track performance of tournament marketing and communication activities
  • Assist with implementation of special projects and grassroots marketing efforts
  • Enhance the activation and engagement of the Tournament’s admission and vendor expo area
  • Support engagement with key local media personalities and help implement Media Day
  • Assist with design and updating of the SAS Championship website
  • 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 Marketing or a related field
  • Extensive study or experience in a related field
  • Experience with content creation (e.g., video, graphic, written, etc.)
  • Excellent communicator 
  • Problem-solver, creative thinker and team player
  • Interested and engaged on various social media platforms 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organized and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Interest in marketing or communications as a career
  • Social Media, Wordpress, HTML, Photoshop, Adobe InDesign knowledge a plus, not required
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and work weekends or holidays as needed. Anticipated travel level: 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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