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2017 Tom Murphy Fellowship/account executive at Octagon (Chicago, Illinois)

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:35 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Full time

2017 Tom Murphy Fellowship /Account Executive (Chicago, IL)

Type: Full time

Opportunity: Job/Fellowship

Company: Octagon


Timing: June 14 – December 14, 2017

Compensation: $2,700 per month

About the Program

The Tom Murphy Fellowship is designed to develop and enrich a recent KU graduate interested in pursuing a career in sports and entertainment marketing. This competitive position provides the opportunity to work at a leading global marketing agency and learn from top experts in the field. The candidate will work closely with a variety of accounts and creative groups to learn about the intricacies of sports and entertainment marketing – from ideation to execution.

The Work You’ll Do
The Fellow will work primarily with Octagon’s New Business Team - a small group within the agency tasked with responding to RFP’s and developing smart, strategic submissions. You’ll collaborate with Octagon’s creative planners, researchers, digital strategists, conceptors/writers and content producers to develop responses and manage a toolkit of resources. Other responsibilities will include research, on-site event execution and client services, as well as day-to-day administration and organization of various programs with some of our biggest clients, including BMW, Mastercard and Allstate.

Who We’re Looking For

  • You have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Related bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong leadership qualities and character
  • Excellent communication, both written and oral
  • Ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative and solve problems independently
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

The Bigger Team You’ll Join

Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

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

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.

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 or protected veteran status.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Victoria Baldwin at victoria.baldwin@octagon.com before April 10, 2017.