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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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

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 Account, 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.
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Client Development Associate

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 in experiential, event and sponsorship marketing, working closely with Business Development and Creative departments to drive MKG’s growth and client partners.

The Client Development Associate will support the agency’s Client Development team and ensure successful execution and feasibility of all new business proposals for new and previous clients. This is an ideal position for a marketing savvy individual with a creative, organized mind and excellent writing abilities.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the agency’s Client Development team in the development and execution of proposals
  • Leading multiple proposals at any given time, being responsible for meeting client and internal deadlines.
  • Managing and coordinating internal resources to develop client proposals.
  • Organizing brainstorms and providing information and feedback to the Creative team to ensure all proposals meet MKG’s high creative standards.
  • Writing / executing new business proposals.
  • Ensuring smooth transition of won business to MKG account management teams
  • Attending new business presentations and pitches.
  • Being a constant advocate of the agency with clients and existing networks.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong understanding of brand development and integrated marketing, including experiential, sponsorship marketing, and/or digital/social media.
  • Bachelors degree in Marketing, Communications or related field.
  • Have 2-5 years experience in advertising or marketing agencies.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to think creatively about a variety of challenges and apply their skills accordingly.
  • Be confident, engaging, and personable.
  • Have a firm grasp of pop culture and current trends.
  • Be adept in multi-tasking.
  • Be incredibly detail-oriented and organized.
  • And most importantly, always be dedicated and enthusiastic - willing to go the extra mile whether that means staying late to help the team or being pro-active about getting things done and winning business.

If you're interested, let's chat!  Please feel free to include any work examples in PDF form, knowing that they will be kept confidential.

Please note that all candidates in consideration will be asked to complete a short assignment to showcase their creative thinking and proposal generation abilities. Please do not apply if you are not willing to participate!

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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 West Hollywood office. Candidates should 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. The position will be an extension of the NYC-based account team and will be a critical part of creating all deliverables to the client. Experience in brand marketing, sponsorship activation, account support and client relations are desired.
 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support fulfillment of assets for client’s sales team.
  • Track and manage active west coast brand opportunities with sales and marketing teams.
  • Provide ongoing updates to NYC-based account team through weekly status.
  • 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.
  • 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 for west coast needs.

The ideal candidate will:

  • 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 5 years relevant experience.
  • A proven track record of executing successful campaigns for demanding clients.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote and Google Docs.

 

 

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

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 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. This position will be a critical part of creating all deliverables to the client. Experience in brand marketing, sponsorship activation, account support and client relations are desired.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support fulfillment of assets & oversee operations team for Client sales projects.
  • Direct support for Community Affairs Client team.
  • Track & manage active NYC brand opportunities with sales and marketing teams.
  • 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 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 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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