Freelance Senior Event Producer

MKG New York, New York


Description

The Freelance Senior Producer will oversee individual agency projects as contracted, and manage client relationships in our New York Office.

Client and project management/oversight are central to this position as the Senior Producer drives the project and process. This role will manage an internal team - freelance and full-time producers on a project-by-project basis.  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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Production

  • Managing and Executing multi channel projects that include live experiential events, video production and social and digital driven initiatives
  • Developing a detailed plan of action leading it through completion and ensuring that the project is running smoothly during all phases.
  • Working cross-functionally (internally and externally) to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are identified and managed day-to-day in order to successfully meet expectations and project goals
  • Managing production staff, including assigning individual responsibilities and setting deadlines and deliverables.
  • Translating creative ideas into project plans and deliverables.
  • Ensuring that integrated event solutions are innovative and strategically relevant, building brand equity and delivering results for the client.
  • Overseeing the creation and maintenance of critical project tracking and documentation.
  • Developing and managing budgets, handling vendor contract and fee negotiations, ensuring billing and invoicing terms and processes are met
  • Managing onsite teams to ensure the seamless installation and execution.
  • Ability to travel as we produce projects and events across the country!

Project & Client Management

  • Ensuring client priorities and objectives are met and maintained throughout the production/execution.
  • Leading clear and consistent communication and coordination between team members across in-house departments, outside organizations/consultants and clients.
  • Understanding and clearly translating both team and client vision, direction, and needs.
  • Managing client needs and expectations, while building and strengthening client relationships.
  • Assisting with the development and refining of Statements of Work.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has experience managing multiple clients and projects simultaneously
  • Is a proactive, thoughtful and strategic thinker
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment, is resourceful, self-motivated, extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Has excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Delivers unsurpassed client and customer service.
  • Has excellent prioritization skills and the ability to change/shift focus with ease.
  • Has worked with clients in travel, hospitality, lifestyle, beauty, sports, tech and/or entertainment.
  • Has a broad network of contacts in the experiential marketing and production industries/fields.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5-8+ years experience as a lead Producer / Senior Producer of experiential marketing events and campaigns.
  • Client-facing role within an agency environment.
  • Proven track record developing and managing large, complex projects/teams.
  • Excellent oral/written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills to effectively work with all levels within the organization in addition to clients, partners and vendors.
  • Experience developing and managing seven figure budgets.
  • A positive team player and leader who fosters collaboration.
  • A love of dogs!