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

Experiential Creative Manager

New York
MKG is searching for a highly imaginative and inspiring Experiential Creative Manager to generate big ideas.  Reporting to the Creative Director, the Creative Manager 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.  
 
 (NOTE - this is NOT a design position)

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Creative Director on various client projects and agency creative initiatives.
  • Working with planning function to develop strategically 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 visually.  (NOTE – this is NOT a design position)
  • Ensuring creative output is results driven.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in brand marketing and/or advertising.
  • 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 strong writing skills and the ability to take an idea from a thought to a full-blown proposal.
  • Have an ability to deliver strong concepts for both physical and digital experiences.
  • Have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude about stuff that is sometimes not that sweet. 

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • A proven track-record of executing successful campaigns for demanding clients.
  • Digital and social media experience is required, mobile and other digital medium experience is wanted.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving abilities, and leadership qualities Must Love Dogs!  (just kidding!)  (or are we?)
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Account Manager

New York

We are searching for a smart, creative and ambitious Account Manager to work on the agency’s largest account. 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 creatively, and must be able to approach unique problems in new ways. The ability to work as part of a team is also critical.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing day-to-day aspects of agency services for the agency’s largest client.
  • Managing client relationship on sponsorship and production related opportunities, as well as managing overall client needs and expectations.
  • 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
  • Reviewing and evaluating sponsorship proposals
  • Involvement in contract negotiation.
  • Liaising with in-house Design and Production departments to reach client goals for each project.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in an Account Management or coordination role.
  • Have a solid understanding of the sponsorship and experiential landscape.
  • Should have experience assessing and evaluating sponsorship opportunities.
  • 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 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. 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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Producer

New York

MKG, founded in 2002 by Maneesh K. Goyal, is a 62-person, highly creative, experiential marketing agency and corporate sponsorship consultant for some of the world’s biggest brands.  With offices in SoHo and Los Angeles, the team is a group of creative trailblazers who have been recognized with multiple industry awards, making MKG a leader in creating unique and memorable brand experiences.

A shop-within-a-shop, studioMKG focuses exclusively on the design and production execution of impeccable events.

The Producer will oversee individual agency projects and manage client relationships on production related issues.  Project management and oversight are central to this position.  This person must be organized, self-motivated, 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.
  • Building upon and strengthening client relationships.
  • Managing staff, including assigning individual responsibilities and setting deadlines and deliverables.
  • Developing and managing project 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 when necessary.
  • 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.
  • Have produced projects with 6 and 7 figure 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
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

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
Apply View
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