Account Trainee – Home Improvement Client, College Football | Octagon Sports and Entertainment APPLY NOW

Octagon Sports and Entertainment

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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

The Account Trainee 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 includes working non-traditional hours.

The right candidate will be able to work as part of a cohesive team and will engage with internal Octagon divisions, client partners & vendors, and consumers. This position requires strong team dynamic skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.



  • Assist in administration and event operations of weekly on-site broadcasts, including coordinating weekly hospitality, making travel arrangements, event promotion via social media, and coordinating on-site materials (shipping and tracking of promotional items, signage, collateral, etc.)
  • Travel to broadcast locations regularly to assist in the activation and supervision of client’s on-site programming, including set-up, breakdown, and maintenance
  • Troubleshoot on-site challenges
  • Rotate between various on-site activation components
  • Ensure hospitality guests have a positive and engaging experience
  • Provide weekly recaps including data, metrics, key takeaways, etc.
  • Work with account team on program wrap-up
  • Keep organized records of all travel expenses and time tracking
  • Work/travel on weekends, holidays and during non-traditional hours – approximately 75%
  • Other related duties/projects as reasonably assigned



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 for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 0-1+ year’s work or internship experience in the marketing or advertising industries
  • Basic knowledge of event management a plus
  • Capacity to become knowledgeable on our clients’ industry, brand and product offering
  • Attentiveness to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality work within strict timelines
  • Ability to work within a team dynamic and to solve problems effectively and independently
  • Superior organization, interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to interact with consumers and clients in an event setting
  • Willingness to travel extensively (including weekends and holidays) throughout the regular and post season
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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