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HOLD: Experiential Strategist, NYC

Award-winning, full-service Experiential marketing agency seeks a highly talented Strategist to join the NYC team. The agency creates dynamic brand experiences for both mass and luxury brands. Clients include some of the most globally-recognized entities in entertainment, technology, fashion, beauty, publishing, retail, spirits, automotive, etc. Their growing diversity practice develops campaigns for Hispanic, African America, and LGBTQ+ markets, heightening culturally relevant conversations and often implementing social change. This position reports to the Creative Director and Director of Business Development.

What WE need from YOU:

  • Must be an idea machine! Actively contribute strategic thinking to brainstorming.
  • Inspire team members and inject energy and ideas into brainstorming sessions – innovation, emerging trends, new technologies, and overall original thinking are necessary.
  • Draft pitch decks – must have solid writing skills and a sense of presentation design.
  • Participate in new business pitches, creative reviews, site visits, etc; prepare clear and focused hand-off to Experiential Designer once pitch is green-lit.
  • Be a creative-type who budgets well – have a sense of what things cost for both mass and luxury brand activations and experiences.
  • Initiate overall campaign aesthetic and guest experience – to include, but not limited to scenic fabrications, furniture selection, art installations, first impressions, staging, product displays, pop-up shops, retail settings, window displays, packaging design, collateral, etc.
  • Prepare swipe, renderings, floorplans, drafting, drawings, etc. when applicable; and/or manage vendors to do so, as well as manage freelance talent, when necessary.
  • 5+ years in experiential marketing, events, architecture, or other relevant fields.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office; Vectorworks, Sketchup a plus
  • Detail-oriented and well organized with an ability to juggle multiple projects in tandem.

*Those with Multicultural/Diversity & Inclusion experience are strongly encouraged to apply.*

Sounds great?! Please forward your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Packaging Designer, Beauty; $75K, NYC

Well-respected Luxury ad boutique seeks a strategic Packaging Designer to support a global Beauty brand. You will be creating packaging and logos while helping to organize efforts cross functionally for the creative execution and direction of projects. You’ll help to define the creative needs and execute them across all primary and secondary packaging projects for skincare, cosmetics and fragrance. This person will work closely with internal teams including Art Directors, Account Directors and Operations to achieve on-brand, on-budget, and on-time. Currently, this role reports to a Senior Art Director and Creative Director.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Hand sketch and rendering of 2D technical drawings for primary and secondary packaging
  • Working with comp vendors and engineers in the industry (finishes, materials and mechanics)
  • Fluent in the language of art, photography, film, architecture, 2D and 3D design
  • Graphic Design – layouts, typesetting, logo design, signifiers, corporate identity programs, signage
  • Packaging collateral & product design
  • Store visual, display and retail experiences
  • Participate in daily working sessions with art directors – brainstorming / discovery / research / ideation
  • Regular presentation support and prep
  • Occasionally travel to shoots to serve as on set support as needed for campaigns, still life, look-books, video
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Typesetting, graphic design skills

Sounds great?! Please shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

PLACED: Project Management Director, NYC; $125-150K

Help craft and tell beautiful stories, achieving the most creative and effective end result for the brand and the agency. Boutique ad agency with lifestyle clientele seeks to add highly passionate Project Management Director who will be the workflow authority for the agency. Someone who has built a career in Project Management, and understands that the agency is a business and you look to manage its workflow & resource deployment while minimizing churn.

What you’ll do:

-Motivate the PM and broader agency team by displaying a high level of respect, accountability and command for timelines, process and resource management across the agency

-Partnering with the CCO, ECD’s, Managing Director, and account management team, utilize a holistic view of the departments to offer guidance and recommendations on staff allocations

-Identify opportunities for workflow enhancement and embark on ways to refresh and share best practices across teams

-Assign and align resource needs with staff availability, strengths and developmental needs to maintain project and staff efficiency across multiple teams

-Participate in SOW creation process with Account Directors

-Monthly monitoring of agency hours to track burn across accounts, partnering with Account Directors to manage

-Assume accountability for the training and mentoring of PM staff, even those outside your brand assignment

-Project Manage key priority clients for the agency, while keeping track of other smaller projects working in tandem with other PM’s and Account Management team

-Integrate with other Senior leaders across departments to further the success of the Agency

The perfect candidate has:

-10+ years of project management experience within the advertising industry across multichannel media projects

-Experience managing and mentoring with a proven track record of hiring and developing staff

-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead teams in high-pressure situations

-The ability to think big picture, while not losing sight of the details

-Quality decision making and problem solving

-High level Emotional Intelligence and ability to navigate different personalities

Sounds perfect, right? Shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please feel free to pass this opportunity along to a friend.