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 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 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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Business Development Manager

Los Angeles

MKG has experienced exceptional growth in the past several years, and we are looking to further enhance this with additional support for the Los Angeles office. We are looking for a savvy, smart, Business Development Manager with the right experience to help drive business development efforts for our Los Angeles office (MKG West).  This  person’s primary focus will be to develop new opportunities for MKG in experiential and event marketing activity in the Los Angeles area, with significant understanding of the entertainment industry and decision making process. 

This position will report to the Managing Director in L.A., with additional direction and reporting duties to the national business development lead.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping to develop the MKG West’s New Business Strategy and Vision
  • Proactively initiating new client relationships to build the Los Angeles office client base (includes brands, entertainment entities and studios, PR and ad agencies and other relevant partners)
  • Identify and secure RFPs from relevant brands
  • Identifying relevant segments and opportunities in LA and the entertainment industry
  • Provide significant insight into all property and event opportunities in the LA / Hollywood community  
  • Following up on new leads and identifying organic growth opportunities, including extending current client base
  • Managing internal resources to develop client proposals
  • Leading new business / pitch presentations
  • Prioritizing opportunities and maintenance of a personal prospect database
  • Providing regular new business updates to senior leadership

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Have a broad network of contacts in the field of experiential marketing in the Los Angeles market
  • Have a proven track-record of generating leads and closing new business

If you're interested, let's chat! Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

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Graphic Designer

New York

MKG is looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join our creative team. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from and contribute to a multidisciplinary creative team with unique and differentiated skill sets. The Graphic Designer will be able to create, shape and apply ideas and designs through brainstorming sessions, mood boards, event identity development, large and small format print graphics, digital and printed invitations and web based graphics. Collaboration is a key to this position.

Requirements:

  • Have a proven track record of creative execution with a minimum of 3 years experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Have diligent follow-through on every task assigned
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Be a self-starter
  • Have stellar people and communication skills
  • Thrive in a small, intimate work environment
  • Confident and willing to share and present your ideas
  • Be familiar with current design trends both technical and cultural
  • Be open to learn new design tools as they become available
  • Any 3d / environmental graphics / signage / wayfinding experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • Strong Typography skills
  • You have a BA/BS in Graphic Design or Visual Communication related field
  • Ability to create simple motion graphics a plus

Please include a portfolio link or work samples as a PDF. Compensation will be determined by experience and portfolio. 

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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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Assistant to Company President

New York

 

MKG seeks an Assistant who will work directly with the company President, managing his responsibilities as an executive as well as bridging the gap with his relationships inside and outside of the agency. The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate, who can manage a variety of personal and professional tasks, which will require a very flexible schedule (including the ability to work on evenings and weekends and willingness to travel). Hours will vary depending on the President’s requirements.  The person must be organized, self-motivated, detail oriented and able to problem solve quickly. This is the ideal position for somebody who enjoys a fast-paced environment and seeks to work directly with a high-level executive.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing President’s professional and personal schedule/calendar.
  • Arranging details for all appointments.
  • Coordinating personal and business travel (planes, cars, etc.).
  • Making reservations (restaurants, hotels, etc.)
  • Placing, tracking, organizing personal orders.
  • Managing and organizing President’s contacts and address book.
  • Managing filing system.
  • Receiving deliveries both in the office and at President’s apartment.
  • Overseeing both personal and professional events at President’s apartment.
  • Various other administrative tasks that may arise.
  • Running personal errands.
  • Assisting with all office related events.
  • Accompanying the President on business trips as needed.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a highly motivated, recent college graduate.
  • Have diligent follow-through on every task given. 
  • Be a self-starter and great at multi-tasking.
  • Be comfortable interacting with MKG clients and other high level executives.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Be methodical when prioritizing responsibilities.
  • Work efficiently with or without constant supervision.
  • Be able to start ASAP.

Requirements:

  • A flexible schedule is a must.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Driver’s License.
  • Live within New York City                 

To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to mkgjobs@thisismkg.com.

 

 

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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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