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Corporate Partnerships Intern - Topnotch Events (Cleveland · OH)

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Corporate Sponsorship Sales

About Topnotch Events:

Topnotch Events is a leading event management company specializing in professional tennis events. Topnotch Event’s parent company, Topnotch Management, is a global sports agency specializing in tennis, soccer, and pickleball. Both organizations are based in Downtown Cleveland. 

About Tennis in the Land:
As one of the biggest women’s tennis events in the country, Tennis in the Land (WTA 250) welcomes some of the top women tennis players in the world to Cleveland, Ohio, the week prior to the US Open. With $300,000 in prize money and valuable ranking points at stake, this is one of the premier stand-alone women’s tennis events in the United States and is the only professional women’s sporting event in Cleveland. 

Internship overview:
Topnotch will be bringing on motivated individuals who want to be an integral part of planning and operating of a week-long WTA Tour event in Cleveland, OH, broadcast live around the world. The opportunity is to join one of the leading tennis agencies in the world as it brings to life a professional tennis event. Interns will learn from experienced sports marketing professionals and play a meaningful role in the execution of a world-class tournament.

Sales:
  • Develop and manage prospective corporate partners
  • Work alongside the Director of Partnerships to create an outreach plan for new partners
  • Shadow Sales Manager on sponsorship calls 

Sponsorship Management :
  • Must be highly organized and compile contractually obligated sponsor inclusions
  • Intern will be the point person for specific sponsors throughout the week of the tournament, facilitating any needs that come up: ticketing, parking passes, F&B questions, etc.
  • This will be a VIP consumer-facing role and will allow interns to network and create relationships
  • Interns must be able to communicate effectively in-person and in writing to help further corporate partnerships between globally recognized companies and Tennis in the Land. 
Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1,250.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. What are three companies that you think would be good sponsors for Tennis in the Land and why?

  2. In 2022, we had numerous special events during the tournament, such as our Women in Business Forum presented by US Bank, Medical Mutual Senior Day, and College Night. What is another event that we could add to our tournament calendar in 2023?

  3. Why do you want to work in sports sales?

  4. Are you available to stay with us through the end of the tournament (August 27, 2023)?