New Business Account Executive – FILLED

Company: Paragon Marketing Group (“PMG”) is an engagement marketing consultancy, developing marketing platforms grounded in sports, entertainment, music, arts, cause and media partnerships. These platforms are created to develop engaged, sustainable relationships with their clients’ target audiences.  

Title: New Business Account Executive

Reports to: A PMG Partner

Based in: Chicago, IL or New York, NY

Job purpose:  Lead PMG’s sales efforts for ESPN High School Properties consisting of over 40+ annual football and basketball live event telecasts across the ESPN Networks

Essential responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Use established relationships with brand marketers and media agencies to extend awareness of the value of the ESPN High School properties
    • Cultivate client and agency relationships and generate new leads
    • Manage relationship with ESPN sales department including clients leads and approvals
  • Secure marketing partners for additional PMG event and television properties in development
  • Generate sales leads and make presentations selling PMG Agency Consulting Services to brands focused on the youth consumer market
  • Work with Partners to develop ideas and strategies that create marketing collateral to entice new business


Work Skills:

  • Self-driven and results-oriented, with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality and business profit
  • Places priority on customer service
  • Able to prospect, travel, and manage territories
  • Possesses strong communication/presentation skills
  • Motivated to achieve sales
  • Develops an understanding of product knowledge
  • Able to forge and maintain solid client relationships


Experience Required:  At least five years in marketing or sales in the media business (content provider, ad agency, sports marketing) or related experience in a separate sales/marketing sector

Paragon Marketing Group is committed to creating a culture that delivers a great place to work and engenders long-term, healthy business partnerships.  PMG works with some of the biggest names in sports marketing, including Gatorade, ESPN, PNC Bank, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, EA Sports, Nike, DICK’S Sporting Goods, and others.

Since PMG’s inception in 1995, the agency has grown from three people to over 70 marketing professionals, all of whom have a passion for sponsorship marketing and live by their core values of:

  • Be a good partner
  • Do what you say you are going to do
  • Add value at every client touch point
  • Achieve the targeted results established for every project, every activity and every endeavor


PMG’s competencies include sponsorship targeting/identification, evaluation, negotiation, activation, execution and measurement.  Many clients have trusted PMG to deliver value in the areas of event creation, mobile marketing, digital/social marketing platforms, and television/digital content production.

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Note:  PMG is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity, change of sex, and transgender status), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, disability, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  If you need assistance or accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.

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