Senior Experiential Producer

Full Time, LA

ABOUT MKG

Founded in 2003, MKG is a women-owned and operated creative agency specializing in brand action. Brand actions – including live experiences, digital, virtual, and hybrid events, employee engagements, and social impact actions – humanize brands through creative storytelling and thoughtful, purpose-driven engagement. We’re proud to be long-standing partners to brands like Google, Target, Netflix, Meta, lululemon, Delta Air Lines, and Dos Equis.

MKG has offices in NY and LA. Candidates are expected to live within commuting distance of our LA office and be present for collaborative, in-person work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

OVERVIEW:

MKG is looking for a motivated Senior Producer with experience in and a passion for Experiential Marketing. Candidates must feel comfortable to lead and manage large and complex projects, teams and clients. Increased focus and emphasis on the development of management, mentorship and leadership role within the department. Manage and develop a team of direct reports on an ongoing basis.

CAPABILITIES/REQUIREMENTS:

● Proven ability to successfully lead large projects with multidisciplinary teams/departments
● Ability to manage and supervise various projects and teams simultaneously
● Excellent project management, organizational, delegation, and prioritization skills
● Excellent client and team management skills
● Proven track record to manage and build client relationships
● Excellent written, oral and presentation skills – internally and externally
● Diplomatic when handling / working with all clients, including executive management
● Strong conflict resolution skills
● Solid leadership and management foundation, skills, and experience
● Decisive, assertive, strategic, and politically aware in their decision making
● Experienced and creative approach to budget management and revenue growth
● Team leader who fosters excitement and collaboration

RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Lead and execute large, multi-channel experiential projects with creative and strategic objectives
● Manage teams that may include Producer(s), AP(s), PA(s), interns, and/or other specialists or freelancers
● Flawless, clear, and consistent communication internally as well as external client /partner management
● Proactively and clearly explain/educate clients on team roles and responsibilities, scope, deliverables, budget, schedules, and program status
● Adept at ensuring a project stays on strategy and meeting client’s KPIs and priorities while keeping the details of a project on track
● Actively contribute to the conceptual, creative, and strategic development of programs
● Work intimately with Design and Pink Sparrow throughout the design development, budgeting, feasibility vetting and build phases of a project
● Prepared with solutions when escalating/discussing a situation with supervisors, clients, and partners
● Manage events with live show/programming and technical elements with limited supervision (i.e. awards shows, panels, and summits requiring show/script development, tech teams, and stage/show management)
● Has experience working with technical vendors, fabricators, specialists, and artists throughout the country
● Work with Head of Production on project assignments for team members
● Guide team development by building skill set, exposure to new projects/ challenges, and providing ongoing constructive feedback to help support career growth
● Successfully balance active producing responsibilities with day-to-day management and guidance of all direct reports on teams and projects
● Ensure departmental reports follow and adhere to established processes during all phases of a project: from kickoff, pre-production, production, execution, and wrap/close
● Nurture individual producing styles while maintaining and enforcing MKG’s consistent approach and process
● Supervise reports’ budget development, management, and tracking for programs
● Conduct individual weekly meetings with direct team reports
● Work with direct reports to establish and refine mid-year and end of year goals
● Lead mid-year and end of year evaluations for direct report evaluations
● Author (with Finance) SOWs, LOAs, scope additions/addendums, etc. as necessary
● Work with Production Ops Director and Head of Production to grow departmental vendor and freelance talent pools/relationships

GROWTH WE ARE LOOKING FOR OVER TIME:

● Proven ability/record of ensuring direct reports adhere to MKG processes, major project milestones
● Assistance with developing and tracking the progress of direct report’s goals outlined for mid-year and end of year
● Leader in communicating MKG brand refresh, mission, place in the marketplace – internally and externally
● Leadership agency-wide, as a representative of the department and senior staff
● Be a strategic driver on active projects and those of direct reports, help grow strategic and thinking /contributions of direct reports