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

3D Experiential / Event Designer

Los Angeles

This is a unique position for a talented 3D Designer (with some 2D skills)! 

It requires creative executional work across a variety of responsibilities. This designer would need to feel comfortable taking ownership of the full breadth of an experience design project with guidance and support from the Design Director and/or Head of Design. Their wide range of responsibilities would include; participating in initial brainstorming sessions, conducting site visits and surveys, creating floor and flow plans, developing interior and scenic concepts, building 3D models and rendering ideas for presentations, creating technical drawings for fabrication, laying out simple graphic treatments, prepping files for print and overseeing installations of all design components at the load-in. 

It is imperative that this designer is strong communicator and collaborator. They must have basic material/ fabrication knowledge and be able to work creatively and effectively within a budget.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D modeling of environments, displays, installations, etc.
  • Ideation and design of custom interior and scenic elements
  • Building floor plans in Vectorworks/CAD — assessing guest flow and estimating capacities
  • Development of conceptual design theme — creating cohesive mood boards and mock-ups to communicate ideas to the client
  • Design timeline management — strictly adhering to deadlines, updating deliverable dates as necessary
  • Managing vendor relationships for both printing and fabrication
  • Managing the Design budget — obtaining quotes and tracking/estimating costs actively to keep designs within the allotted buckets provided by the Production lead
  • Development of presentation decks
  • Delivering and presenting designs directly to clients
  • Basic Graphic Design — spatial treatments for environment designs, signage and wayfinding, invitations, etc. (Our staff Graphic Designer will own or collaborate on some, but not all, graphic needs)
  • Creation of build drawings for the fabrication of any custom scenic pieces — detailing and specifying dimensions, materials and finishes
  • Prepping graphics for print and creating print mechanicals
  • Sourcing props, furniture, and decor
  • Mentoring and managing an intern, or freelance support as needed
  • Attending site visits to conduct surveys/obtain necessary measurements
  • Joining brainstorms and helping to creatively solve for client’s objectives
  • Oversight and direction of scenic installations on-site
  • Oversight and direction of graphic installations/print vendor management on-site
  • On-site styling, as needed
  • Developing shot lists for event photographers
  • Working with the client development team on design needs for creative proposals


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a background in scenic/interior design or other spatial design decks
  • Have, at minimum, a basic understanding of graphic design and related programs
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and the ability to work fast and efficiently under tight timelines — manages stress well
  • Be a self-starter
  • Be highly organized
  • Be a team player in a tight-knit office environment
  • Love problem-solving - always looking for a good challenge!


Requirements:

  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Exceptional collaboration with internal and external teams
  • 2+ years professional experience in a related field
  • Strong SketchUp and rendering skills, Vectorworks/CAD a plus
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design, Environmental/Exhibition Design, Architecture, Interior Design or related field
  • Must have a great sense of humor and thrive in a creative and social environment
  • Must be dog friendly!
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Account Executive

Los Angeles

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 LA office. Candidates must have proven experience working directly with the client, partners, 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support manager in planning and executing all Marketing programs
  • Oversee the management of West Coast Sales and Community Affairs programs
  • Prepare meeting materials and author and circulate thorough notes for all status meetings and project related meetings
  • Serve as internal brand custodian, effectively communicating brand guidelines, goals and expectations to resources within and outside the agency
  • Collaborate and liaise with clients’ agencies-of-record in cross-platform projects
  • Actively contribute to creative strategy for brand platforms
  • Establish, coordinate and enforce internal and external deadlines and deliverables
  • Assist in the initial development of budgets, managing margins & revenue goals
  • Manage asset library (design, videos, etc.) and storage space/inventory
  • Author presentations for a variety of purposes
  • Onsite support at events, as needed
  • Take on ad hoc tasks, as needed                 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in branding/marketing/advertising.
  • Have a deep understanding of the sponsorship, digital and experiential landscape.
  • Have an interest in keeping up with the latest industry trends.
  • Have a general understanding of the production process.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate with clients and colleagues.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their organizational skills accordingly.

 Requirements:        

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • Proven track record of executing successful campaigns for demanding clients.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have the ability to manage up.
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple projects/disciplines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Drive.
  • Must be willing to travel.
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Associate Event Producer

New York

MKG is looking for a passionate, driven Associate Event Producer to join the team overseeing individual agency projects and managing a variety of client relationships.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the planning and execution of multi-channel projects that include live events, content, social and digital driven initiatives.
  • Executing tasks as directed by supervising producers, including sourcing vendors, preparing key project/ production documents, tracking the budget and working on-site.
  • Balancing larger project support while owning individual smaller projects.
  • Scheduling, coordination and clear communication between internal team members, clients, and outside organizations/consultants.
  • Working with team to evaluate, develop and estimate costs and timelines against concepts, designs, goals etc.
  • Participating in brainstorms and client meetings; coordinating logistical needs for meetings and presentations.
  • Researching, sourcing and securing vendors/partners/permits and negotiating contracts and pay terms
  • Ensuring client priorities and objectives are maintained throughout the production process and execution
  • Ability to travel as we produce projects and events across the country
  • Developing and building client relationships; managing client expectations
The ideal candidate:
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Is a self-starter; able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Is a proactive, thoughtful and strategic planner and thinker
  • Has excellent prioritization skills and the ability to change/shift focus with ease
  • Has experience preparing, explaining and managing event budgets
  • Is passionate about what they do and loves to learn; is excited by the opportunity to wear multiple hats!
  • Has trusted contacts in the experiential marketing industries  


Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years as an Associate Producer and/or project manager of experiential marketing and live event productions
  • Client-facing role within an agency environment; experience working on a team with a direct supervisor
  • Excellent written, presentation and communication skills
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions, campaigns and partnerships
  • Flexibility and a smile!
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Director of Accounts

New York

We are searching for an experienced, passionate, creative and ambitious Director of Accounts to manage and lead the Account Team. The role will primarily focus on the largest retained account at the agency with a secondary focus on all other retained agency accounts. In addition, the role will be responsible for working with Business Development to identify new retainer opportunities.

This person will lead teams in conceptualizing and executing top-notch brand experiences that further our clients’ business objectives and showcase the full creative and strategic potential of the agency. The position will have ultimate responsibility for all deliverables to our clients, and will be expected to institute systems and processes to improve output. Strong experience in account leadership, client relations and brand marketing are required. Candidates should have a strong track record of building relationships between brand and agency, with demonstrable strategic leadership and passion for delivering and executing innovative ideas and experiences.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Directly manage overall client relationship of agency’s biggest account, while overseeing team management of additional client businesses.
  • Responsible for the profitability of agency accounts, working closely with finance to forecast its financial health with the agency.
  • Responsible for working with Business Development to identify new retainer opportunities for the agency.
  • Creating and implementing strategies for organic growth on key accounts
  • Demonstrating leadership and serving as a mentor within the agency to ensure professional development of the account team.
  • Defining and implementing account management best-in-class practices and protocols. Developing success metrics and accountability structures.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate sister agencies where applicable, ensuring their strategic alignment.
  • Member of MKGs leadership Council, the team responsible for driving agency vision and profitability.
  • Manage a team of four direct reports and five doted line reports across NYC and LA offices (while being comfortable and advocating for the growth of that team)

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have experience in an account leadership and brand marketing/advertising.
  • Have experience in leading a team and working on professional growth maps for direct reports.
  • Have a keen understanding of the experiential marketing space.
  • Have experience in Sports and Entertainment sponsorship marketing.
  • Have experience negotiating partnership contracts with properties and/or individuals.
  • Have impeccable communication skills.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply organizational and managerial skills accordingly.
  • Experience in digital marketing, social and/or video content creation, packaging and distribution are a plus.

 Requirements:       

  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience.
  • A proven track-record of leading client-agency relationships and delivering strong performance and results.
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Freelance Creative- Copywriter

New York

MKG is 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!
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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 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 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

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 Graphic Designer

New York

This is a unique position for a talented graphic designer requiring design work in various capacities. The designer will primarily be responsible for executing graphic needs with supervision from the team Graphic Designer on a series of active projects and branding needs. It is imperative that the designer is able to work creatively within a budget and on tight timelines. We are looking for candidates for short and long term freelance.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a proven track record of creative execution with 2+ years experience
  • 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
  • Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or related field
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Marketing Manager

New York

You know that feeling when all the stars align and you have a fun, passionate, ego-less, super talented group of people who you consider equal parts colleagues and friends? That’s how we feel at MKG. And we’re searching for a smart, creative, and ambitious Marketing Manager to lead the agency’s marketing efforts. This person will report into the Director of Business Development and be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the agency’s reputation and our client footprint. We don’t want this to be a “next stop” in your career timeline, but a destination for you to really thrive and help us continue to build something really special.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain key marketing materials that most effectively promote the agency (capabilities decks, case studies & videos)
  • Thought leadership and strategic execution across agency’s social media channels
  • Manage agency website and update information on a continual basis
  • Oversee PR efforts, including Industry outreach to establish and maintain key relationships
  • Author award submissions and research additional industry opportunities
  • On-going research and analysis of competitive agency landscape to inform our new business strategy and agency offerings
  • Work with internal teams to stay up to speed on agency projects so we can best market them
  • Represent company at various meetings and networking events


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a storyteller with the ability to communicate the agency’s POV and the impact of our work
  • Have a strong understanding / mastery of social media platforms
  • Be passionate about the MKG brand - who we are and what we can be
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, a bias for action and dedication to results


Requirements: 

  • A minimum 5yrs B2B agency marketing
  • Experience in copy writing and/or creative writing
  • A proven track record of project managing, executing and championing successful projects
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Familiarity with social media tools, including basic photo editing software
  • A strong eye for design and a knack for visual aesthetics
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Must have an awesome sense of humor, a collaborative spirit and a love of dogs!

Please submit 3-5 creative writing samples along with your resume.
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