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

Freelance Event Designer

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

New York

The Freelance Producer will oversee individual agency projects as contracted, and manage client relationships on production related issues in our New York Office. 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 Producer- LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles

The Freelance Producer will oversee individual agency projects as contracted, and manage client relationships on production related issues in our Los Angeles Office. 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 Creative- Copywriter

New York

We are searching for a highly imaginative inspiring freelance Copywriter to generate big ideas.  Reporting to the Creative Director, this role 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.  (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!  

To Apply:

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

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Associate Producer

Los Angeles

MKG seeks an Associate Producer based out of our LA office to work on a team dedicated to overseeing projects and managing client relationships for a major airline, one of the agency’s largest clients. Client and project management/oversight are central to this position.  This person must be organized, self-motivated, and 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing and executing events, projects, campaigns and partnerships on behalf of client
  • Planning and managing the execution of multichannel projects that include live events, video production and social and digital driven initiatives
  • Scheduling, coordination and communication between team members across in-house departments (i.e. Creative, Design, Operations) as well as outside organizations/consultants
  • Working with all members of assigned project team (including suppliers) to estimate costs and timing related to project research, strategy, design, implementation, measurement etc.
  • Managing simultaneous projects in various stages of a project lifecycle
  • Coordinating operational/logistical needs for internal, external and client meetings and presentations
  • Creating and maintaining project documentation including: master project and deliverable timelines, production schedules, status reports, agendas, meeting notes, run of show etc.
  • Participation in brainstorms, team and client meetings and briefings
  • Researching, sourcing and securing vendors/partners/permits as well as negotiating contracts and pay terms (a sampling: venues, AV, staging & lighting, scenic and fabrications, talent, hospitality, emerging technologies and artists/designers/engineers, staffing, digital and video producers etc.)
  • Actively track project status and progress - set up meetings and sends meeting follow-ups.
  • Developing, managing and tracking event budgets
  • Working on-site (event site, edit suite, film shoot etc.)  to ensure the seamless execution of every event
  • Travel - we produce projects and events across the country
  • Managing client needs and expectations
  • Building upon and strengthening client relationships

The ideal candidate:

  • Thrives and is successful in a fast paced environment.
  • Is a self-starter - able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Has experience managing clients and expectations directly.
  • Is a proactive, thoughtful and strategic planner and thinker.
  • Has excellent prioritization skills and the ability to change/shift focus with ease.
  • Has experience working with, on behalf of and/or for clients in the travel, hospitality, sports and entertainment industries.
  • Has experience preparing, explaining and managing detailed event budgets.
  • Is passionate about what they do and loves to learn.
  • Is excited by the opportunity to wear multiple hats.
  • Has a broad network of contacts in the event production, video/digital, social, hospitality and entertainment industries/fields.  

Requirements: 

  • 2+ years in production and project management of experiential marketing, live event, video productions/campaigns.
  • Client-facing role within agency environment.
  • Project work that included live events, video and social tactics/executions.
  • Excellent written, presentation and communication skills.
  • Has worked as a part of a client/project team.
  • Budget management.
  • In-office and onsite event management experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions.
  • Flexibility and a smile!
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