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

Design Studio Manager

New York

We are currently looking for an incredibly organized, self-motivated and creative individual to work alongside the Design Director in managing and supporting our Design Department. This person will be responsible for many integral aspects of the Design Department’s success, such as managing the internship program, talent recruitment, new vendor research and outreach, studio upkeep and improvements, while also assisting the Design Director on various project or departmental needs. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of design processes, knows how to work efficiently with designers and assist in facilitating related procedures within a studio.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Design Director in managing the overall flow and processes for the Design Department
  • Partial to full management of Design Director responsibilities if both Design Director & Associate Design Director are OOO
  • Management of design internship program (recruitment, on-boarding/off-boarding, scheduling and facilitating check-ins and educational presentations, managing hour-tracking and payments, general mentorship and support)
  • Recruiting and on-boarding/off-boarding for all design freelancers
  • Studio upkeep and improvements (organization of material sample library, printing materials and inks, on-site design/utility bags, design related office supplies/equipment, managing environmental need requests, etc)
  • Responsible for shared Design Department tech equipment (inventory and safe-keeping of laptops, cameras, laser measurers, etc)
  • Research and outreach to new vendors (coordination of capabilities meetings, tracking learnings and maintaining a running list of potential opportunities/possibilities, input of new vendors and contacts into online system)
  • Researching and scheduling design related field trips and cultural outings
  • Researching and scheduling continued education opportunities for the Design Department
  • Management and upkeep of all client master branding on server
  • Occasional coordination with Production Department Manager on cross department initiatives

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have extensive knowledge and understanding of design processes and timelines
  • Experienced in team management with strong mentorship skills
  • Executional design skills and program proficiencies (2D and/or 3D) are a huge plus!


Requirements:

  • 2-4 years relevant experience
  • Excellent team collaboration skills (especially with other departments)
  • Exceptionally organized and self-motivated
  • Understanding and interest in the experiential marketing industry
  • Must have a great sense of humor and thrive in a creative and social environment
  • Must be dog-friendly!
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Director of Business Development

New York

We’re searching for a smart, strategic, and relationship-driven individual to lead our business development efforts. The Director of Business Development will report into the President and be responsible for evaluating and responding to new business opportunities with new and recurring clients as well as overseeing all agency marketing activity. This person will manage a team of three direct reports. 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:

  • Front line leader for all new business opps; capabilities meetings, proposal development and client pitches
  • Manage and nurture existing client relationships including troubleshooting and ongoing communication to foster future opportunities
  • Evaluate, prioritize, and direct all incoming agency opportunities
  • Partner with Creative Director to elevate idea delivery
  • Guide team to create innovative solutions based on knowledge of client’s business
  • Work with Business Development managers to strategically identify new agency opportunities
  • Work with Marketing Manager to strengthen agency marketing efforts as a specific driver of new business
  • Contribute new ideas to continuously improve the agency’s strategic and competitive advantage
  • Member of MKGs leadership Council, the team responsible for driving agency vision and profitability
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate sister agencies where applicable, ensuring their strategic alignment
  • Guide career development of direct reports and create opportunities for their growth         

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have significant experience in the experiential marketing space
  • Have an outstanding presence, with the ability to command a room in both internal and external meetings
  • Be able to sort through complex information and decide the best approach to take
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, a bias for action and a dedication to results
  • Be determined, solution oriented, and optimistic in the face of challenges
  • Be passionate about ideas, brands, the agency, and our clients’ business

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including managing teams
  • A proven track record of managing and growing large scale accounts ($3MM+)
  • A proven track record in building long-term client relationships
  • Strong understanding of production budgeting and needs for experiential proposals
  • Excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and focus on achieving results
  • Must have an awesome sense of humor, a collaborative spirit and a love of dogs!

 

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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

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

Los Angeles

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

New York

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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