Temporary Account Executive

The Job: Temporary Account Executive, Tom Murphy Fellowship

Client Services | Responsible for leading Octagon's client business and day-to-day management of client programs.

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 work closely with a variety of Octagon's divisions, including integrated marketing, experiences, digital and sponsorship strategy, creative and ID (inclusive diversity) to learn about the intricacies of sports and entertainment marketing.

The Work You'll Do

This year's Fellow will support Octagon Marketing, 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 on-site event event activation, 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 JBL.

The Bigger Team You'll Join

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?

Who We're looking For

• 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 skills 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 to manage

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

• Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

• Strong graphic design knowledge

• All applicants will need to provide COVID vaccination or contact the organization's HR team if eligible for an exemption

This position pays $42,000 annually and is overtime eligible. Deadline to apply: March 29, 2024.

To apply