Freelance Associate Event Producer

MKG New York, New York


The Freelance Associate Producer will support Producers and Senior Producers on individual agency projects as contracted in our New York Office. Project management and attention to detail 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the planning and execution of multi-channel projects that include live events, content, social and digital driven initiatives
  • Executing tasks as directed by supervising producers, including sourcing vendors, preparing key project/ production documents, tracking the budget and working on-site
  • Balancing supporting producers on larger projects as well as taking on individual smaller projects
  • Scheduling, coordination and clear communication between internal team members, clients, and outside organizations/consultants
  • Working with the team to evaluate, develop and estimate costs and timelines against concepts, designs, goals etc.
  • Managing simultaneous projects and/or tasks in various stages of a project lifecycle; potential to report into multiple supervisors at a time
  • Participation in brainstorms and client meetings; coordinate logistical needs for meetings and presentations
  • Researching, sourcing and securing vendors/partners/permits and negotiating contracts and pay terms
  • Actively track project(s); issue recaps documenting progress
  • Managing and tracking event budgets
  • Ensuring client priorities and objectives are maintained throughout the production process and execution
  • Ability to travel as we produce projects and events across the country
  • Developing and building client relationships; manage client expectations

The ideal candidate:

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Is a self-starter; able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Is a proactive, thoughtful and strategic planner and thinker
  • Has excellent prioritization skills and the ability to change/shift focus with ease
  • Has experience preparing, explaining and managing event budgets
  • Is passionate about what they do and loves to learn; is excited by the opportunity to wear multiple hats
  • Has trusted contacts in the experiential marketing industries  


  • Minimum of 1-3 years as an Associate Producer and/or project manager of experiential marketing and live event productions
  • Client-facing role within an agency environment; experience working on a team with a direct supervisor
  • Excellent written, presentation and communication skills
  • Budget management / tracking
  • In-office and onsite event management experience
  • A proven track-record of executing successful productions, campaigns and partnerships
  • Flexibility and a smile!