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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Account Executive

New York

MKG is searching for a smart, passionate and creative Account Executive to help manage and lead one of the agency’s key accounts out of our NYC Soho office.  Candidates should have proven experience working directly with clients, agency partners, sports properties and internal resources on conceptualizing and executing top-notch brand experiences, and will play a key role in delivering growth and innovation on this business.

Experience in brand marketing, sponsorship activation, account support and client relations are desired.  Passion for traditional professional sports is preferred.   

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support fulfillment of assets & oversee operations team for Client projects
  • Direct support for Community Affairs Client team
  • Track & manage active NYC brand opportunities w/ sponsorship team
  • Prepare meeting materials and take thorough notes for weekly status meetings and project related meetings as needed
  • Serve as internal brand custodian, effectively communicating brand guidelines, goals and expectations to resources within and outside the agency.
  • Collaborate with clients’ agencies-of-record in cross-platform projects.
  • Actively contribute to creative strategy for brand platforms.
  • Assist in activation planning, budgeting and implementations.
  • Liaise with outside vendors to ensure projects are running smoothly.
  • Onsite support at all events
  • Establish and coordinate internal and external deadlines and deliverables.
  • Assist in the initial development of budgets and manage margins & revenue goals.
  • Manage asset library (design, videos, etc.) and storage space/inventory
  • Direct supervision of summer interns
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for Sports Marketing
  • Have proven experience working with clients.
  • Have experience in branding/marketing/advertising.
  • Have a deep understanding of the sponsorship, digital and experiential landscape.
  • Demonstrate an ability to illustrate ideas in presentations to clients and colleagues.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their organizational skills accordingly.
Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience.
  • A proven track record of executing successful campaigns for demanding clients.
  • General understanding of production process
  • Strong writing skills with ability to multi-task across multiple projects
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote and Google Docs.
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Agency Assistant, Talent & Culture

New York

MKG seeks an Administrative Assistant who will work directly with the HR Generalist and Talent & Culture Associate, while also providing administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director. In this capacity this person will help manage their responsibilities as executives as well as bridging the gap with their relationships inside and outside of the agency. This person will manage a variety of professional tasks and must be highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented and able to problem solve quickly. This is the ideal position for somebody who enjoys a fast-paced environment and seeks to work directly with high-level executives.  

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Talent & Culture Associate and HR Generalist in execution of office events and cultural programming.
  • Pulling together agendas and presentation decks for meetings.
  • Assisting in the recruitment process by sourcing resumes and scheduling interviews as directed by the recruitment team and hiring managers.
  • Assisting with new hire onboarding.
  • Working to maintain active office management “to do” list and helping to ensure items are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Managing the professional calendars of the COO and Creative Director.
  • Arranging details for appointments, such as booking conference rooms and organizing catering, etc.
  • Coordinating business travel (planes, cars, etc.).
  • Serving as a liaison between office staff and COO/Creative Director when they are not immediately available.
  • Managing filing system.
  • Various other professional and administrative tasks that may arise.
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have diligent follow-through on every task given.
  • Be a self-starter and great at multi-tasking.
  • Be comfortable interacting with MKG clients and other high level executives.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Be methodical when prioritizing responsibilities.
  • Work efficiently with or without constant supervision.
  • Be an administrative professional looking to define this role within that area of professionalism.
Requirements:

  • Have a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Be a self-starter with diligent follow-through on all tasks.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
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Human Resources Generalist

New York

Much like the agency itself, HR at MKG is utterly unique. While maintaining a strong focus on talent and culture, the HR Generalist must also creatively assess programs and processes and consider ways to regularly improve the agency to remain an employer of choice. The HR Generalist will touch

everything from recruitment and compliance, to the MKG Annual Retreat planning and management. This is an ideal position for an HR professional who wants to be part of an exceptionally creative, high-energy environment and is looking to make a positive impact at this agency. This person must be highly

organized, self-motivated, and comfortable working with executive-level management teams.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Talent Acquisition and Onboarding:
    • Leading/overseeing recruitment and hiring.
    • Maintaining candidate profiles in an ATS.
    • Conducting reference checks for candidates.
    • Managing onboarding and orientation of all new hires.
    • Developing new onboarding practices and materials.
    • Maintaining personnel files.
  • Internship Program Coordination:
    • Recruiting interns through universities and young professional communities.
    • Developing the internship program to provide a full learning experience.
    • Partnering with intern committee and intern mentors, and preparing them to manage day-to-day schedule and workload of interns.
    • Coordinating with staff and programming learning events for interns.
  • Employee Relations:
    • Working with managers to address employee issues including compensation, compliance and performance management.
    • Working with employees to ensure professional development and satisfaction.
    • Building out Learning & Development programs.
    • Facilitating the annual Performance Review process, and encouraging check-ins throughout the year.
  • Payroll, Benefits, Compliance, Etc.:
    • Ensuring federal and state compliance for each MKG location.
    • Leading new ACA compliance processes and staying abreast of changing legislation.
    • Overseeing benefit plans and enrollment processes (including 401k), and working with broker of record to build upon our current benefit offerings.
    • Being an advocate for participants in benefit programs, and resolve any issues that may arise.
    • Resolving staff payroll questions as they arise.
    • Serving as primary resource for staff on HR-related questions.
    • Managing visa application process for expats, partnering with an immigration attorney for support.
    • Keeping MKG Office Manual up-to-date.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Have 3+ years experience in an HR capacity in marketing, advertising or other creative field.
  • Have a passion for recruitment, with at least 1 year of previous recruiting experience.
  • Exercise confidentiality.
  • Have fabulous people skills.
  • Be bold and unafraid to speak up and share feedback.
  • Be knowledgeable of employment and labor laws in NY, CA, and IL.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply his/her organizational and managerial skills accordingly.
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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- CHICAGO

Chicago

The Freelance Producer will oversee individual agency projects as contracted, and manage client relationships on production related issues in our Chicago 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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Associate Project Manager to the Company President

New York

MKG seeks an Associate Project Manager who will work directly with the Company President on a variety of special projects. The ideal candidate has a willingness to get involved with a variety of personal and professional projects. The position will require a very flexible schedule (including the ability to work on evenings and weekends and willingness to travel). Hours will vary depending on the President’s requirements.  The person must be organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to problem-solve quickly. This is the ideal position for somebody who enjoys a fast-paced environment and seeks to work directly with a high-level executive.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Meeting Preparation/Facilitation

  • Work closely with President’s Executive Assistant to remain apprised of/schedule upcoming President commitments.
  • Confirm objectives for the meeting and recommend participants and best approach.
  • Develop backgrounders for President on the meeting (Note: President’s Executive Assistant will assist with basic preparation).
  • Help ensure participants are aware of and prepared for the meeting.
  • Attend meetings, capture major takeaways, and work with President to ensure follow up.
  • Work with President’s Executive Assistant to ensure appropriate and timely communication to participants.
  • Monitor progress/achievement of next steps.

Project Coordination/Orchestration

  • Develop and maintain an inventory of critical path projects in which the President. is especially interested and/or for which his awareness and involvement is essential.
  • Be prepared to apprise the President of project status and variations from schedule or scope.

Leadership of Special Projects

  • Scope, plan and execute multiple, often quick-turnaround projects with minimal outside assistance.
  • Present ideas for special projects that might facilitate the President’s/leadership’s objectives.
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders, including outside parties, to undertake analysis.
  • Present findings to President, Executive staff, or Company stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • If necessary, oversee transfer of the project to other stakeholders within the organization.

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated
  • Have diligent follow-through on every task given. 
  • Be a self-starter and great at multi-tasking.
  • Be comfortable interacting with Company clients and other high level executives.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Be methodical when prioritizing responsibilities.
  • Work efficiently with or without constant supervision.
  • Be able to start ASAP.

 

Requirements:                 

  • A flexible schedule is a must
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Driver’s License.
  • Live within New York City.
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Creative Technologist

New York

MKG is looking for a NYC-based Creative Technologist, someone who is fascinated about the intersection of digital and physical, excited about emerging digital trends and passionate about generating results. The right candidate will bring 2 to 5 years experience, marketing savvy and the ability to pitch, source, manage and execute engaging digital and interactive campaigns across MKG clients in travel, sports, luxury, consumer goods and financial services industries. Candidate must demonstrate strong digital ideation (i.e. you can speak eloquently about digital technology at live events, be it RFID, touch screens, projection mapping, 3D cameras or social integration). Candidate will be client-facing (yes, we trust you) and you’ll wow everyone with your creative ideas and highly organized project management skills. Since every digitally focused project is unique in execution, you must be also skilled at building custom teams for software development, UX/design, prototyping, physical computing, CAD, QA and digitally aided fabrication. Understanding of which type of coding language best fits a project is a must, but fluent coding skills is a ‘nice to have.’

 

 

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years experience pitching, managing and executing interactive campaigns.
  • Must show high level of understanding of digital landscape in a fast-paced, client-facing environment.
  • Outstanding written, communication and organizational skills are a must!
  • Impress us with your wizardry on current trends and digital technology (seriously, we’re not hiring a community manager).
  • Ability to deliver quality work in a fast paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills to interpret data and mine for insights.
  • Proven multi-tasker that can manage several projects at once.
  • Experience working in a lead role in developing strong creative ideas for digital experiences and/or social media campaigns.
  • The ability to set up analytics and measuring systems to track effectiveness of a digital campaign.
  • Strong familiarity with PowerPoint/Keynote, Google Docs/Excel, GitHub, Slack, Basecamp and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of OpenFrameworks/Cinder/C++, Processing, Unity, Unreal, Hardware ( Raspberry Pi, Arduino - sensors, motors, LED lights, Kinect, displays, etc), JavaScript, WebGL, CSS, HTML, Backend/Database
  • Most importantly you’re fun to work with, have a positive attitude and passionate about the work you do.
To apply:
 

If this sounds like you, let’s talk. Please submit a cover letter and resume let us know why you’re the right fit for conquering the world (and particularly this position). Please include links to examples of your work and share your favorite digital experience, product, or site of late.

 
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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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