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 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.
Apply View

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
Apply View

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.
Apply View

Account Manager

Los Angeles

We are searching for a smart, creative and ambitious Account Manager for our Los Angeles office. The candidate will support the day-to-day relations with the client and sponsorship partners, and will be a critical part of delivering growth and innovation on this business. Experience in sponsorship activation and event management is required, and strong client relations, project management and oversight are central to this position. This person must demonstrate strong understanding and insight into experiential marketing and must be passionate about bringing new ideas to our clients. The candidate must be organized, self-motivated, and able to think strategically. Strong communication skills are critical to success as this position reports directly to an Account Director based in NYC and day-to-day responsibilities are handled in conjunction with teams also based in NYC.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing day-to-day aspects of agency services for MKGs largest client.
  • Managing client relationship on sponsorship and production related opportunities, as well as managing overall client needs and expectations.
  • Managing the development, growth and daily responsibilities of an Account Executive.
  • Coordinating all output including creative, production, digital, and financial.
  • Managing all internal meetings and regular status meetings with client.
  • Overseeing and managing activation plans, budgets and implementation.
  • Day-to-day partner and property management and coordination.
  • Liaising with NYC based departments to reach client goals for each project.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have agency experience in Account Management.
  • Be able to approach unique problems in new ways.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their organizational and managerial skills accordingly.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful projects.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment.
Apply View

IT Technician

New York

The in-house IT Technician will oversee all IT systems for this fast growing agency.  The IT Technician will troubleshoot and maintain the company's servers, workstations, software applications and networking hardware, while also assisting with technical elements related to agency projects as needed.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as main point of contact for all IT related issues.
  • Maintaining Mac OS X Server and managing their backup systems.
  • Managing ISCSI SAN and its backups.
  • Creating and maintaining email accounts in our Gmail interface.
  • Administering web and e-mail services onto phones (both iPhones and Android).
  • Network setup and troubleshooting; routers, switches, wireless base stations; must be comfortable with advanced configuration options such as port forwarding.
  • Installing, configuring, maintaining, upgrading, and troubleshooting both hardware and software throughout the company.
  • Managing Asterisk PBX phone system.
  • Managing FTP site.
  • Assisting with technical elements of agency projects.                                              

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have cross-platform knowledge: we are a Mac based shop, but occasionally PC use is required.
  • Have Linux experience and/or the willingness to research and learn Linux.
  • Be able to quickly identify IT issues and have the ability to know where to look when you don’t know the answer.
  • Be very organized and proactive and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have experience with the following:
    • MacOSx Server, Sharing with users and roles.
    • TCP/IP Network and Cabling
    • Gmail Admin Portal
    • Sonicwall Firewalls
    • Linksys SPA VoIP phones
    • Asterisk PBX / FreePBX
    • Open Directory

Requirements:     

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Knowledge of all versions of Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server.
Apply View
Close

Job title

New York

Have something to share? Want our help? Need to tell us how much you love us? Just fill out the form below and we'll hit you right back.