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15 Apr 2022

Full-Time Associate Creative Director (Agency background)

MKG – Posted by accmkg New York, New York, United States

Job Description

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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 NYC and LA. Candidates are expected to live within commuting distance of either office and be present for collaborative, in-person work Tues-Thurs.

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR (FULL-TIME New York)

We are looking for an Associate Creative Director to join our Creative Strategy team, providing support and reporting to the ECD, while leading key client work and new business opportunities. We seek a culturally savvy, multi-faceted ACD – someone who is a mix of strategist, copywriter and has an eye for great design. We are a small team and the ACD will be hands-on with the work and with the team.

Requirements

  CREATIVE WORK // EXPECTATIONS + REQUIREMENTS 

  • Assumes ownership of key client relationships from a creative standpoint working with internal and external teams to grow MKG’s  business
  • Ability to manage a large volume of projects at one time while also championing and mentoring other creatives on the team
  • Dissects and interprets client briefs
  • Asks probing and purposeful questions to get to the important answers
  • Leads brainstorms and develops creative strategies rooted in Brand Action
  • Authors creative decks and pitch decks, working closely with Art Directors and Graphic Designers on visual storytelling
  • Ability to own a  room and sell an idea – Demonstrates a thoughtful POV, supported by data and well-researched arguments; defends work in a tactful and persuasive manner

DEPARTMENTAL // EXPECTATIONS + REQUIREMENTS 

  • Thinks big picture about the agency and the work, clients, and pitches that will drive us forward while keeping ECD informed about projects
  • Works closely with the team and agency cultural and marketing initiatives
  • Provides support to creative leadership on departmental needs like case study creation, agency marketing, etc.

MANAGEMENT // EXPECTATIONS + REQUIREMENTS 

  • 7+ years of relevant experience at advertising, experiential, marketing agencies or brands (Nice to have: past campaign experience with beer, airline, tech brands)
  • Ability to provide an authoritative voice to make decisions and drive projects forward
  • Ability to foster the careers of direct reports, helping to carve a path to their success and growth
  • Mentors creative(s) on the team by providing guidance and feedback, pushes the team to strive for strategic, results-driven quality work, seen as a cultural role model to the team and agency.

How to Apply

Please apply via the careers page.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: agency, copywriter, Copywriting, creative, Creative Director, and director. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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