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.
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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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Client Development Producer

New York

The Client Development department is a 4-person team that works closely with all of the agency's departments to develop innovative and strategic proposals for new clients. This agency team leads the process of responding to all proposals for agency new business opportunities, working closely with the Business Development and Creative departments to drive MKG’s growth and client partners.

The Client Development Producer will report into the Director of Production, but will support the Client Development team to ensure the successful execution and feasibility of all new business creative concepts. This is an ideal position for an experienced producer looking to apply his/her skills to new business and creative concept development. The ability to work as part of a team is also critical for this position.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating estimates and timelines for programs being proposed.
  • Working with team members to improve upon proposed concepts by offering production-based insights and recommendations.
  • Reaching out to partners, vendors, and internal departments to assess the feasibility of ideas and generate estimates and timelines.
  • Research and meet with new potential vendor partners to ensure that we are working with the best possible partners.
  • Leading production-based proposals, which can range from estimates to event-focused RFPs.
  • Managing and coordinating internal resources to develop aforementioned production-based proposals.
  • Assisting in the overall execution of new business proposals, specifically in the activation / execution plans for the campaigns.
  • Attending new business presentations and pitches.
  • Being a constant advocate of the agency with clients and existing networks.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience preparing and owning detailed event budgets and timelines for national experiential campaigns, high profile events, sponsorship activations and more.
  • Have produced projects with 6 figure budgets.
  • Be open to and enthusiastic about leveraging their expertise for proposals and concept development, acknowledging that the actual activation and production of concepts once they are green lit by the client will not fall under his/her scope of work.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their organizational and managerial skills accordingly.
  • Have experience or interest in generating event-based proposal decks.
  • Have experience or interest in digital integration and activations.
  • Have a broad network of contacts and vendors in the field of event production.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant event production experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions

Feel free to include any work examples in PDF form, knowing that they will be kept confidential. 

All applicants must include salary requirements with application. 

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Agency Assistant

Los Angeles

The Agency Assistant will work in MKG’s Los Angeles office and will be responsible for assisting in the execution of a variety of responsibilities related to the office’s operations and growth. 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage office workflow, including conference/meeting and call bookings.
  • Provide on-site, tactical support to production and account teams as needed.
  • Assist and support in the creation of all agency related status documents and agendas, utilizing Keynote, Google Drive, Excel, Word, and more.
  • Help develop research materials on potential new clients, verticals, and markets.
  • Support PR and Marketing efforts for the MKGW office with social media, blog updates, etc.
  • Support the Managing Director’s business development efforts, including scheduling meetings, taking notes, supporting the development of new business materials, etc.
  • Assist in recruiting/management of interns for LA office.
  • Support Special Projects Associate in executing official MKG internal events.
  • Execute/manage finance and HR paperwork as needed (payment request forms, freelancer contracts, etc.).
  • Maintain office equipment and supplies / troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Assist with all other office related issues and associated vendors.
  • Serve as point of contact for the MKG West Apartment schedule and various issues that may arise concerning apartment.
  • Answer incoming calls on the main MKG West line.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be looking to build a career in experiential marketing.
  • Have diligent follow-through on every task given. 
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Have a demonstrable interest in the marketing industry, brand landscape, and innovative consumer marketing programs.
  • Have excellent writing, presentation, and people skills. 
  • Be willing and able to work nights and weekends (if needed).
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their organizational and managerial skills accordingly.
  • Have a Bachelors Degree.
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Facilities Assistant

New York

MKG seeks a Facilities Assistant to manage the agency’s office related administrative tasks. This person will provide internal support across all agency divisions. This person must be organized, self-motivated, and be able to approach unique problems in new ways. The ability to work as part of a team is critical for this position.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining office equipment and resources / troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Restocking office supplies.
  • Managing shipping and receiving.
  • Maintaining kitchen and common areas.
  • Package distribution and mailing.
  • Assisting with all office related issues and associated vendors (cleaning, electrician, HVAC, recycling, etc).
  • Assisting with internal office events.
  • Supporting the President in his projects as needed.
  • Various other administrative tasks that may arise.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have diligent follow-through on every task given. 
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Have the ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Be comfortable changing direction on short notice.
  • Trustworthy character and cheerful personality. 
  • Ability to work with lots of different personalities.
  • Be willing and able to work nights and weekends (if needed). 
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Associate Producer

New York

The Associate Producer will work with an MKG Producer to oversee agency projects and manage client relationships for Delta Air Lines, one of the agency’s largest clients. Project management and 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating/executing projects as directed by Producers and/or the Director of Production.
  • Coordination with team members, including the the Delta Account Manager(s)
  • Participation in brainstorms, internal team and client meetings
  • Work with and across in-house departments (i.e. Design, Operations)
  • Sourcing venues and vendors and negotiating contracts with venues and vendors.
  • Managing event budgets, or portions thereof.
  • Preparing documents for projects/events, including agendas, meeting notes, inventory tracking, production schedules and run-of-show,
  • Obtaining City permits
  • Travel, when required: Delta Air Lines events take place all across the country
  • Working on-site to ensure the seamless execution of every event.
  • Managing client needs and expectations.
  • Building upon and strengthening client relationships.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be successful and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • 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

Requirements: 

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experiential marketing / event production experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions.
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Account Manager

New York

We are searching for a smart, creative, ambitious, and strategic-minded Account Manager to support a variety of accounts. This Account Manager will work directly with the client, partners, and internal resources on conceptualizing and executing top-notch brand experiences. The position will be a critical part of overseeing all deliverables to the client. Strong experience in account management, client relations and brand marketing are desired. Experience working across a vast range of markets (auto, retail, CPG, etc.) is a plus. Candidates must demonstrate proven leadership and be passionate about delivering and executing innovative ideas and experiences.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing overall client relationship, setting clear expectations and anticipating clients needs.
  • Serving as internal brand custodian, effectively communicating brand guidelines, goals and expectations to resources within and outside the agency.
  • Collaborating with clients’ agencies-of-record in cross-platform projects.
  • Overseeing activation planning, budgeting and implementations.
  • Developing and selling strategy for creative briefs and creative ideas.
  • Liaising with other agency departments and outside vendors to ensure projects are running smoothly.
  • Provide oversight, consultation, and guidance to production, design, and operations teams across multiple projects.
  • Establishing and coordinating internal and external deadlines and deliverables.
  • Developing budgets and managing margins and revenue goals.
  • Managing all internal meetings and regular status meetings with client.
  • Day to day partner and property management and coordination.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in an account management AND brand marketing/advertising.
  • Have a solid understanding of the sponsorship and experiential landscape.
  • 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 campaigns for demanding clients.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment staff.
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Associate Producer

New York

The Associate Producer will work with an MKG Producer to oversee agency-wide projects and manage those client relationships. Project management and 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating/executing projects as directed by Producers and/or the Director of Production.
  • Coordination with team members and work with and across in-house departments (i.e. Design, Operations).
  • Participation in brainstorms, internal team and client meetings. 
  • Sourcing venues and vendors and negotiating contracts with venues and vendors.
  • Managing event budgets, or portions thereof.
  • Preparing documents for projects/events, including agendas, meeting notes, inventory tracking, production schedules and run-of-show.
  • Obtaining City permits
  • Travel, when required: events take place all across the country.
  • Working on-site to ensure the seamless execution of every event.
  • Managing client needs and expectations.
  • Building upon and strengthening client relationships.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be successful and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 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

Requirements: 

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experiential marketing / event production experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions.
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