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Account Trainee, College Football (Home Improvement Client) – Octagon

Job title: Account Trainee, College Football (Home Improvement Client)

Company: Octagon

Job description: THE JOB / Account Trainee, College Football (Home Improvement Client)CLIENT SERVICES/ Responsible for leading Octagon’s client business and day-to-day management of client 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. You 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 include 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.THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • 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%

THE BIGGER TEAM YOU’LL JOINOctagon 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?WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 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.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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Location: Atlanta, GA

Job date: Sun, 31 Mar 2024 05:46:07 GMT

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