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Hospitality & Events Trainee

Location: Charlotte, NC.
Company Description:

MKTG is a global lifestyle marketing agency that humanizes brands and connects them to people through their shared passions and lifestyles via sport and entertainment marketing, live experiences, digital and social media, retail marketing, enterprise/b2b engagement and sponsorship marketing. MKTG’s mission is to engineer value by creating deeper human connections, and top clients include IBM, FedEx, P&G and Toyota. MKTG is an agency of dentsu. 

Diversity is embedded in who we are and all that we do: our mindset, our solutions, and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable environment. We put our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. Our differences make us richer and enable stronger relationships with each other and foster greater impact for our clients. We engage with our communities to drive positive social impact by fostering equity and working to create a digital society that works for all.  

Job Description:

The MKTG Charlotte Hospitality & Events team provides corporate event and hospitality management services to clients across various industries with an emphasis on client hosting programs, typically surrounding sporting and/or entertainment events, as well as business meetings.  As a Charlotte Hospitality & Events Trainee, you will be responsible for assisting with the development of many of the components involved in producing in-person and/or virtual events for corporate clients.  Primary responsibilities will include: 

  • Researching, analyzing, and summarizing data for client presentations and proposals 
  • Participate in brainstorms; demonstrate a willingness to propose innovative ideas/concepts for client programs 
  • Conduct venue research/compose recommendations 
  • Support hotel and transportation logistics management 
  • Propose food and beverage menus, taking into consideration clientele and the guest experience 
  • Recommend event gifts, including product sourcing and fulfillment 
  • Maintain attendee lists and other key documents, specifically status reports and meeting notes 
  • Organize, distribute and manage client ticket allocations (physical or digital) 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with at-track and outside vendors 
  • Manage shipping and receiving logistics 
  • Reconcile event budgets 
  • Provide general office support as needed 
  • Some travel (including weekends) is required and varies based on account needs 
  • College degree (Bachelor's or Associate's) highly preferred, relevant experience will also be considered 
  • Communicate with concise and clear language 
  • Focus on details to exceed client expectations and prioritize and complete tasks according to project timelines 
  • Contribute ideas and solutions that lead to the success of the MKTG team and client accounts 


Additional Information:

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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