mkg is not looking for extraordinary people

In a way, it kind of sounds like you’re extra good at being ordinary. Think about it.
It’s almost another version of “very normal.”

For us at MKG, we’re looking for people who are, well, extra-non-ordinary. You stand out. You’re driven. You like to be challenged, to grow, and you do it all with a little something—shall we say—extra!

Aside from all the great work, cool clients, and a fully-immersed “Grey” culture, MKG comes down to people that excel at what they do, because they love what they do, and they have fun doing it, and it shows. So the question is, before you continue, is how extra-non-ordinary are you?

The Benefits

AMAZING WORK SPACE
Fully stocked with snackage.

VOLUNTEERING
Paid time off to help your fav cause.

HEALTHCARE WITH BENEFITS
With the benefit of being healthy.

401(k) SAVINGS PLAN
Because we all retire sometime!

ANNUAL COMPANY RETREAT
Oh the stories we could tell…

ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS
That your friends are envious of.

Openings

Creative

New York

MKG is searching for a highly imaginative and inspiring Creative to generate big ideas.  Reporting to the Creative Director, the Creative will be responsible for supporting the creative process from ideation to development.  This person should have the ability to understand the “big picture” and offer macro-level creative solutions to current and prospective clients. Strong experience in brand marketing, sponsorship activation, and client relations is desired. Candidates must demonstrate proven leadership and be passionate about delivering and executing innovative ideas and experiences.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Creative Director on various client projects and agency creative initiatives.
  • Working with strategist to develop creative ideas and programs for MKG’s clients.
  • Developing ideas and programs that meet client objectives using a wide arsenal of tools from live events, sponsorships, partnerships, traditional media, social media, technology, and more.
  • Driving brainstorm sessions and creating supporting presentation materials
  • Working with new business teams to respond to RFPs and new opportunities.
  • Working with account teams to develop fresh ideas and plans for existing clients.
  • Partnering with a cross-disciplinary team (including designers, strategists, producers, social and digital experts) to help define and execute concept direction and experience strategy
  • Working in conjunction with agency design team to bring ideas to life visually.  (NOTE – this is NOT a design position)
  • Ensuring creative output is results driven.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have direct experience in brand marketing.
  • Have a solid understanding of the experiential marketing and sponsorship landscape.
  • Be incessantly curious about the world, culture, and trends that affect our business.
  • Have the ability to think creatively about a variety of challenges and challenge the way we think.
  • Have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude about stuff that is sometimes not that sweet.

Requirements:                 

  • 5 years of creative experience in an agency environment.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to take an idea from a thought to a full-blown proposal.
  • Ability to deliver strong concepts for both physical and digital experiences.
  • A proven track-record of taking big picture ideas and concepts and creating campaigns that flow through all marketing channels.
  • Experience working on digital marketing, social media, mobile or other digital media.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving abilities
  • Must Love Dogs! 

 

All applicants must send a portfolio or work samples demonstrating conceptual prowess and writing capabilities.

Please note that all candidates in consideration will be asked to complete a short assignment to showcase their creative thinking and proposal generation abilities. Please do not apply if you are not willing to participate!

 

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Freelance Event Designer

Los Angeles

This is a unique position for a talented two-and three-dimensional designer requiring design work in various capacities. The designer will primarily be responsible for executing event installations with supervision from the Design Director, from participating in initial brainstorming sessions, creating floor plans and rendering ideas for presentations to creating technical drawings, graphic design work, and directing fabricators and overseeing the final staging of all design components. It is imperative that the designer is able to work creatively within a budget. We are looking for candidates for short and long term freelance with a possibility to transition into a full time position.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a proven track record of creative execution with 2+ years experience. 
  • Have a background in scenic/interior design or other spatial design.
  • Have strong graphic design skills. 
  • Have diligent follow-through on every task assigned.
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Have stellar people skills.
  • Thrive in a small, intimate work environment.

Requirements:

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong CAD skills – Vector Works a major plus.
  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design, Scenic Design, Architecture, Interiors or related field
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Freelance Event Producer

Los Angeles

The Freelance Producer will oversee individual agency projects as contracted, and manage client relationships on production related issues. Project management and oversight are central to this position. This person must be organized, self-motivated, able to think creatively and quickly, and must be able to approach unique problems in new ways. The ability to work as part of a team is also critical for this position.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing client relationships on production related issues, as well as managing client needs and expectations.
  • Managing production staff, including assigning individual responsibilities and setting deadlines and deliverables.
  • Developing and managing event budgets and project profit margins. • Managing production schedules and logistics.
  • Sourcing venues and vendors and negotiating contracts with venues and vendors.
  • Liaising with in-house Design and Operations divisions to reach client goals for each project.
  • Obtaining City permits.
  • Preparing documents for events, including run-of-show, production schedules and scripts.
  • Wrapping events.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience managing client expectations.
  • Have experience preparing detailed event budgets.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their organizational and managerial skills accordingly.
  • Have a broad network of contacts in the field of event production to help attract and keep business.

Requirements:          

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant event production experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions.
  • Experience managing staff.
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Freelance Event Designer

New York

This is a unique position for a talented two-and three-dimensional designer requiring design work in various capacities. The designer will primarily be responsible for executing event installations with supervision from the Design Director, from participating in initial brainstorming sessions, creating floor plans and rendering ideas for presentations to creating technical drawings, graphic design work, and directing fabricators and overseeing the final staging of all design components. It is imperative that the designer is able to work creatively within a budget. We are looking for candidates for short and long term freelance with a possibility to transition into a full time position.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a proven track record of creative execution with 2+ years experience 
  • Have a background in scenic/interior design or other spatial design
  • Have strong graphic design skills
  • Have diligent follow-through on every task assigned
  • Be a self-starter
  • Have stellar people skills
  • Thrive in a small, intimate work environment

Requirements:

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong CAD skills – Vector Works a major plus
  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design, Scenic Design, Architecture, Interiors or related field
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Freelance Event Producer

New York

The Freelance Producer will oversee individual agency projects as contracted, and manage client relationships on production related issues. Project management and oversight are central to this position. This person must be organized, self-motivated, able to think creatively and quickly, and must be able to approach unique problems in new ways. The ability to work as part of a team is also critical for this position.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing client relationships on production related issues, as well as managing client needs and expectations.
  • Managing production staff, including assigning individual responsibilities and setting deadlines and deliverables.
  • Developing and managing event budgets and project profit margins. • Managing production schedules and logistics.
  • Sourcing venues and vendors and negotiating contracts with venues and vendors.
  • Liaising with in-house Design and Operations divisions to reach client goals for each project.
  • Obtaining City permits.
  • Preparing documents for events, including run-of-show, production schedules and scripts.
  • Wrapping events.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience managing client expectations.
  • Have experience preparing detailed event budgets.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their organizational and managerial skills accordingly.
  • Have a broad network of contacts in the field of event production to help attract and keep business.

Requirements:          

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant event production experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions.
  • Experience managing staff.
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Business Development Manager

Los Angeles

MKG has experienced exceptional growth in the past several years, and we are looking to further enhance this with additional support for the Los Angeles office. We are looking for a savvy, smart, Business Development Manager with the right experience to help drive business development efforts for our Los Angeles office (MKG West).  This  person’s primary focus will be to develop new opportunities for MKG in experiential and event marketing activity in the Los Angeles area, with significant understanding of the entertainment industry and decision making process. 

This position will report to the Managing Director in L.A., with additional direction and reporting duties to the national business development lead.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping to develop the MKG West’s New Business Strategy and Vision
  • Proactively initiating new client relationships to build the Los Angeles office client base (includes brands, entertainment entities and studios, PR and ad agencies and other relevant partners)
  • Identify and secure RFPs from relevant brands
  • Identifying relevant segments and opportunities in LA and the entertainment industry
  • Provide significant insight into all property and event opportunities in the LA / Hollywood community  
  • Following up on new leads and identifying organic growth opportunities, including extending current client base
  • Managing internal resources to develop client proposals
  • Leading new business / pitch presentations
  • Prioritizing opportunities and maintenance of a personal prospect database
  • Providing regular new business updates to senior leadership

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Have a broad network of contacts in the field of experiential marketing in the Los Angeles market
  • Have a proven track-record of generating leads and closing new business

If you're interested, let's chat! Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

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Graphic Designer

New York

MKG is looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join our creative team. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from and contribute to a multidisciplinary creative team with unique and differentiated skill sets. The Graphic Designer will be able to create, shape and apply ideas and designs through brainstorming sessions, mood boards, event identity development, large and small format print graphics, digital and printed invitations and web based graphics. Collaboration is a key to this position.

Requirements:

  • Have a proven track record of creative execution with a minimum of 3 years experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Have diligent follow-through on every task assigned
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Be a self-starter
  • Have stellar people and communication skills
  • Thrive in a small, intimate work environment
  • Confident and willing to share and present your ideas
  • Be familiar with current design trends both technical and cultural
  • Be open to learn new design tools as they become available
  • Any 3d / environmental graphics / signage / wayfinding experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • Strong Typography skills
  • You have a BA/BS in Graphic Design or Visual Communication related field
  • Ability to create simple motion graphics a plus

Please include a portfolio link or work samples as a PDF. Compensation will be determined by experience and portfolio. 

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