UK Sports and Campus Marketing

Account Executive, Key Partnerships

Lexington, KY


JMI Sports is seeking a professional sales executive to sell conceptual corporate sponsorship packages along with local radio, television, print and digital media. Must have a proven ability to solve marketing problems, develop and present creative proposals to clients, and achieve client revenue and company sales goals. Sales experience within a sports and/or university environment a plus. Must be extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. This full-time position is located in Lexington, KY.


  • Developing and maintaining relationships with sponsors, including establishing such relationships with New Accounts as they are transitioned to the Key Partnerships team;
  • Direct management of Key Partnership accounts, as assigned, including negotiating and closing renewals and upsells, working with management through contract execution
  • Working as a member of the Key Partnerships team to organize and execute sponsorship activation for campus and athletics
  • Working to develop sponsor relationships that are partnership driven, implementing white-glove, consultative sales strategies
  • Collaborating with Company and Property leadership on priorities and strategies to increase revenues on the property
  • Assisting with the coordination of fulfillment elements with the university
  • Assisting with fulfillment for advertising, radio, television, digital, print and internet components
  • Supporting game day activities, hospitality events and on-court/on-field promotions, including interacting with sponsors
  • Assisting with the coordination of activations plan timelines, and fulfilling assets for each contracted agreement assigned
  • Supporting property promotions and customer service events
  • Preparing year end reviews for clients at season’s end
  • Maintaining detailed CRM of all relevant sponsor communications
  • Contributing thoughts or actions to boost revenues for Company and the University of Kentucky
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2-5+ years of successful and creative sponsorship/advertising/media sales experience
  • Understanding of sponsorship sales, event marketing and activation process
  • Understanding of digital media and media/advertising buys
  • Ability to communicate value of sponsorship vs. pure media as a marketing solution
  • Ability to quickly grasp consultative sales techniques
  • Excellence in pitching, negotiating and closing advertising or sponsorship deals
  • Ability to successfully multi-task, prioritize and immediately respond to client requests
  • Ability to develop creative proposals that meet and exceed potential partners’ needs
  • Organized, self-motivated and curious
  • Professional communication skills, including strong writing abilities
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office


JMI Sports is a leading media rights and venue development company providing management of collegiate multimedia rights, sponsorship sales agency representation, and highly regarded project management expertise to the development of collegiate and professional sports facilities. The company serves to maximize each client’s economic potential through customized initiatives, from marketing and branding solutions to facility design strategies that bring each client’s vision to fruition. JMI Sports manages an impressive list of signature collegiate multimedia rights partnerships including, the University of Kentucky, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, DePaul University and joint-venture properties of the University of Georgia and Columbia University (with Learfield IMG College), and University of Notre Dame (with Legends). JMI Sports also represents several high-profile conferences including the Ivy League, the MidAmerican Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Southern Conference, the Patriot League, and the Atlantic 10 Conference. Additionally, JMI Sports serves as third- party sales representation for premier sports properties, venues and events including the Breeders’ Cup Championships, Clemson University, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center and the Penn Relays. The company’s facility development team is currently collaborating with Legends on the new Aztec Stadium and Mission Valley development for San Diego State University in San Diego, CA. Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021, JMI Sports was founded by CEO Erik Judson and technology entrepreneur John Moores, former owner of the San Diego Padres.

JMI Sports offers competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and 401k plan.

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