Production Manager, Experiential; $75-100K, Brooklyn

Creative event production agency, developing innovative design-led experiences for brands worldwide is seeking a savvy, technical Production Manager with hands-on production experience (4-7 years) to join their NYC team. Most importantly, you must deliver on 4 key values: Confident. Creative. Innovative. Collaborative.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced production manager to work with a talented team on hugely creative and innovative experiential projects for clients including Amazon, Snap Inc, ITV Studios, Hulu, Live Nation and Shopify. Reporting into the Head of Production in the London office and working alongside a team of local producers, you will deliver the day to day production management of large-scale projects globally to an exceptional standard, maintaining high production value. You will be a boots on the ground production manager with a proven ability to build collaborative relationships internally, and externally with clients and suppliers. The ideal candidate will have a natural and genuine passion for technical innovation, be experienced in delivering large-scale projects and have excellent management and organizational skills. Practical skills in a technical production discipline an advantage.

With a very good understanding of the client product and business environment, you’ll lead the production planning process on your projects, and support the team on their projects, as required, with proactive production management and delivery of projects through the triple constraints of cost, time, and quality. A natural at building successful client relationships, you can also smoothly and efficiently deliver onsite from build to derig. Assessing production feasibility of client briefs, you’ll work closely with project leads to feed in costs and manage the production aspect of the budget, while crafting detailed production schedules and additional project documentation. Other expected responsibilities are -conducting detailed site surveys; onsite supplier briefings; contracting, management and negotiation of suppliers; project wrap up and reconciliation. The ability to read and interpret technical plans and drawings is a plus. Agency experience is required.

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Paid Media Manager, ~$75K; NYC

Named a “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s magazine, this boutique independent media agency is seeking a smart, motivated Paid Media Manager to assist in creating long-lasting consumer connections. This person will focus on engaging audiences across all paid media channels, from social to search and display. And you better like hats, because you’ll be wearing plenty – client-facing, building out media strategies, ad trafficking, financials, optimization, etc. Clients range from for-profit, non-profit, start-up, and arts and culture. To succeed in this collaborative and casual environment, please be a self-starter and quick learner with a sense of humor.

What you’ll DO:

  • Develop strategic framework for paid social and SEM campaigns across major paid platforms including Search engines (Google, Bing), Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn
  • Execute on paid search, paid social, and digital display and optimize for client objectives, including but not limited CPA, ROAS, acquisition, awareness and engagement
  • Help clients and team members understand the role of various paid media channels in achieving their objectives
  • Leverage media channels such as paid search, paid social, display, video ads, and mobile advertising tactics to drive client success
  • Manage the entire cycle including initial planning, creative briefing, implementation, monitoring, optimization, ad operations, analysis and reporting
  • Oversee and manage daily campaigns: monitoring delivery, tracking optimization, escalating issues, managing consultants/vendors as needed
  • Generate reports and dashboards, and recognize and troubleshoot data anomalies
  • Maintain an understanding of industry trends and provide relevant insights
  • Budget development, forecasting and allocation to compliment client objectives

What we need from YOU:

  • 4+ years of paid media buying experience, agency or publisher side
  • Experience with optimization of paid media campaigns to hit client goals
  • Extensive knowledge of paid search platforms and optimization tactics on Google AdWords
  • Extensive knowledge of paid social platforms and optimization tactics on key social platforms such as Facebook Business Manager
  • Experience with key DSPs (TTD, DV360)
  • Familiarity with Amazon Search/advertising
  • Extensive knowledge of Google Analytics and Data Studio
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Macros, etc. are a plus
  • Excellent at creating reports, data visualization, developing presentations and recommendations
  • Data and detail-oriented with a strategic mindset
  • Working knowledge of ad operations — tagging, tracking, etc.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of social publishing tools and web analytics

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Brand Strategist, $75-95K; NYC

Ready to join an independent, full-service advertising and media agency with a mission to change the way the world feels about advertising?

Recently, the agency embarked on building an internal strategy function, realizing that in order to achieve being one of the top independent agencies in the country, they had to have a Head of Strategy as part of the core team; now there is significant client demand. The agency believes in the power of a tight, smart creative insight to spark great ideas; their best work has always come from the best briefs. Help them write more of those. Help them keep clients on track and single minded. Help to better understand audiences and their mindsets. Help develop unique ways to tease out those insights. Help lead clients who want to believe in the gospel of creativity but need the tools to prove to their bosses that they’re not crazy.

The agency has been building out capabilities to give them additional control over every aspect of the creative work. Strategy is an integral piece to the puzzle, and they need to scale this offering. We are looking to hire a mid-level Strategist to both support the Head of Strategy and work independently on both existing clients and new business.

What you’ll DO:

  • Support all aspects of strategy—including brand, creative and communication strategy
  • Partner with account team, creative team and media team to make the work better and make the process more user-friendly; ultimately helping to develop new and different ways of working together along the way
  • Craft creative briefs that result in work that works—including tactical projects that just need some focus and more meaty challenges that need a POV, creative guardrails and inspiration
  • Help setup, defend and sell creative ideas in simple yet impactful ways
  • Generate strategic POVs with a unique voice—whether it’s an audit of the competition, an audit of secondary research, or just a collection of observations that make someone else sit back and think “whoa, I never thought about things like that”
  • Execute primary research and deliver the results in a way that brings creative teams and clients into the insights uncovered
  • Embrace a company culture that breeds ingenuity, optimism, trust, collaboration and growth
  • Contribute to thought-leadership pieces within and outside the agency

YOU are:

  • 2-5 years of experience working as a Strategist within a creative agency ideally, or brand owner, consultancy where creative ideas were an integral part of output
  • Comfortable in a collaborative setting—both in the form of workshops with clients, and internal reviews with other teams/disciplines at the agency
  • Diverse background of strategic skills/projects showing that there’s familiarity with different strategic tools and a unique POV that helped them make it their own
  • High interest in building creative ideas that stand out in culture and will connect with humans who live in the real world
  • Intellectually minded and relentlessly curious to learn more in life; your POV on advertising should be informed by your POV on other parts of your life
  • Bonus points for anyone who has an eye for design and has gotten compliments on the design of the documents they create

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