Account executive, Tom Murphy Fellow (Chicago, Illinois or remote)
Timing: June 15-December 31, 2021
Compensation: $2,700 per month
FLSA status: Exempt
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Deadline: April 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. CT
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 our divisions, including integrated marketing, experiences, digital strategy, and iD (inclusive Diversity) to learn about the intricacies of sports and entertainment marketing.
The Work You'll Do
This year's fellow will heavily support our digital strategy initatives, which may include media planning and amplification, social content strategy, influencer marketing, and valuation, tracking and measurement assignments. You will also contribute to our iD team frequently and support DEI initiatives across the agency. Other responsibilities will include onsite event activation (pending COVID-19 restrictions), client services and creative concepting, as well as day-to-day administration and organization of various programs with some of our biggest clients such as BMW, Mastercard and General Mills.
Who We're Looking For
You have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, music and/or celebrity and 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
Socially savvy with a general understanding of social platforms and trends
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.