PLACED: Head of Production, Experiential, $150-200, NYC

This buzz-worthy experiential boutique leverages human connection to impact people in smart, meaningful ways. To do that well, they need both bright brains and big brawn. You’ll be part of a network of production experts delivering the best in experiential, retail, digital environments, live media and social disciplines. This shop is a fast moving, forward-looking organization that is always looking for fresh, relevant ideas while exploring new solutions for engaging audiences through experiences that generate shareable content.

A strategic ally, the agency is a sought after partner, crafting real world experiences that resonate over shared, earned, and owned media for the world’s best brands and agencies. As such, you should expect to deliver at the highest quality with passion and accuracy; you should have a strong level of strategic, financial, and creative thinking chops. From brief to wrap, you’ll support clients with production strategy, creative execution, global event management, and ground execution. You can approach every challenge from a holistic perspective; combining activation, content generation, digital experiences (on and offline), environmental and traditional elements. You’ll collaborate in crafting magical concepts and campaigns that are at once bold and deeply effective.

We’re on the hunt for a leader who fosters collaboration. A proven Head of Production, you’ll help manage an exciting list of powerhouse clients on myriad projects – Cannes, SXSW, CES, marquee events, product launches, vertical partnerships, political speakers, red carpets, pop-ups, etc. This person should have the ability to understand the “big picture” and offer macro-level solutions. You’re a client engager who builds upon existing and cultivates new relationships.  Knowing the right questions to ask, you can guide a team in opportunity identification, strategic thinking and the subsequent development and deployment of marketing programs. A savvy integrated thinker and doer, please have 12+ years of experience with the ability to develop and deliver compelling client presentations, the confidence to think on your feet, and a hunger for quality, fun, and innovation. Please be incessantly curious about the world, culture, and trends that affect the business, have the ability to think creatively about a variety of challenges and enliven the way the agency thinks. A great sense of humor and a positive attitude always helps.

You will bring all your experience to the table to shape and help create innovative projects to exacting standards. On individual jobs, your role is both client facing, and internal, always representing the best interest of the project. The event life cycle can include concepting, briefing/debriefing, project schedules, selecting vendor partners, venue relations, contract negotiations, cost proposals, on site leadership, client management, and project reconciliation. The ideal candidate will have experience working within a production agency; candidates must have a strong production understanding across all areas including sound, lighting and fabrication/construction. You have an exceptional black book of supplier contacts and associations you can bring to the table along with absolutely extemporary production abilities to make things happen. The right person will have a creative mind, have a good understanding of A/V and technical management, basic show-calling and rehearsal management experience, budget and project management experience and strong client relationship building skills.

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