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Internship Available

Positions Available – Sales Representative

Job Description – Sales Representative

Sport Nation is currently seeking account representatives for exhibitor sales for the USA Triathlon/USA Para triathlon/Nickel City Triathlon taking place September 14-16 2012. Candidates should have a positive attitude, sales experience, skill sets appropriate for the assigned tasks and a professional mentality, appearance and presence. In addition, candidates must be reliable, trustworthy and communicate well. Reliable transportation and personal technical equipment such as cell phone/land line, email and computer is a must. Specific sport knowledge is helpful but not required. This is a remote position meaning that candidates will be required to work independently, on-site during events and at required meetings. Account Representatives will meet regularly two-four times a month beginning in May and more frequently during the month of September.

Start Date: May 2012
End Date: September 30, 2012
Report to: Kristen Wood

Reply to: Send resume via email to
Kristen Wood, President
Sport Nation, LLC
Incl # hrs able to work & availability

Deadline for Application: Ongoing; positions awarded on a 1st come 1st serve basis pending skill set.

Compensation: Commission-based

Ideal candidates are:
• Business, Health, Sport Management/Marketing, Hospitality majors
• Energetic, professional and composed
• Have transportation, computer, phone and personal office space
• Have previous sales experience
• Able to meet with team approx 2-4 times per month
• Able to work event Sept 14-16th, 2012 for long hrs; other assignments as nec.
• Able to commit through summer and event dates
• Able to work independently and self-motivated

Skills Required (training will be provided)
• Confidence in making cold calls
• Clear communication
• Extensive follow-up with account list
• Ability to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
• Attention to detail
• Ability to understand product, listen to customer and close the deal
• Submit weekly reports

Additional Benefits:
• Complimentary entrance to Expo
• Volunteer opportunities at event site
• Volunteer shirt when working event
• Sport Nation shirt when working expo
• Contacts in the sports industry

About Sport Nation, LLC
Sport Nation is a sport management and marketing company founded in August 2008. Clients include Special Olympics NY, Eclipse Multisport, USA Track & Field, Empire State Games, Clarence Soccer, Amherst Girls Softball League, Stroups Gymnastics, Buffalo Flash and National Softball Assn to name a few. Candidates working for Sport Nation, LLC will be exposed to all facets of the Sports Tourism industry thus providing an excellent gateway to careers in the sport business.

Individuals interested in careers in professional sports, amateur sports, US Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies, Athletic Association Management, Event Management, Event Marketing, Business, Public Relations, Media/Communications, Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism are encouraged to apply. General duties for internships or volunteer positions are as follows:

• Sales
• Event solicitation and bidding
• Host city requirements and fulfillment
• Research
• Operations
• Sponsorship sales
• Ticket sales
• Event promotion
• Vendor liaisons
• Hotel reservations and contracts
• Proposal writing
• Venue site visits
• Merchandising
• Game day management
• Marketing
• Business operations

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