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Careers in Motorsports: NASCAR Job Opportunity

July 21st, 2012

These opportunities don’t always stick around for long, but looking at job listings before you’re ready to apply for jobs so that you can set yourself up for a future career in motorsports. It’s great to know what’s on your dream job’s list of requirements while you’re still a student to make sure that your dream job has responsibilities that match with what you think you’ll be doing.

Here’s a currently open racing job from NASCAR, courtesy of Teamwork Online job listings. I’ve put some notes in red throughout the listing for your reference.

Account Executive, Entertainment Marketing

NASCAR’s Entertainment Marketing division is seeking an experienced, ambitious and organized addition to our team to work on original entertainment projects and strategic marketing programs in the position of Account Executive, Entertainment Marketing in our Los Angeles, CA office. The desired candidate will be responsible for working on the development, coordination and execution of programs within NASCAR’s Entertainment Marketing division.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Participate in all phases of original project development in television, film and digital entertainment.

• Contribute to the execution of Youth focused projects. (Youth-focused projects are becoming more important to sports organizations, and that will continue to be an upward trend.)

Develop and prioritize opportunities and trends in Youth entertainment and marketing industries. (As a young executive, knowing what’s on the horizon in terms of trends both within your industry and in other industries is extremely important. New ideas are crucial, and that’s why young blood is so important.)

• Oversee production logistics from genesis to completion, including: credentialing, on-site logistics and approvals on Entertainment Marketing projects.

• Approximate travel 15%, including some weekends.

Qualifications include the following:

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Business, Marketing or Communications preferred and a minimum of 3 years related experience working in the sports, entertainment and/or consumer brand fields; must have a can do attitude and work ethic; superb written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and time management; must have strong analytical skills and reasoning ability; must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook. (Careers in motorsports require a well-rounded motorsports student – both with great technical skills but always the ability to talk to clients and communicate messaging effectively. Taking courses that encourage these skills, even if they’re not required, can set your application out from the rest.)


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