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Ketchum Assistant Event Producer (Account Executive Level) in New York, New York

We’re looking for an Assistant Event Producer to join our team.

Join the fastest growing division of H&S! Our experiential team is expanding, and we are looking for creative and passionate experience maker!

We are open to a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but please know how to use design to tell a story. One day you’ll be designing and executing the most fabulous mailer for a spirits clients and the next day you may be building the world’s biggest sandcastle. This job is for the curious, creative and the connected. Apply if you are bored with the typical and ready to be part of a new hybrid agency.

  • Live for the opportunity to participate in event ideation, ability to draft a creative brief and develop a deck that embodies the look and feel of the event concept; make edits as needed

  • Review and edit SOW to ensure integrity and budget feasibility of creative concepts prior to sharing with client.

  • Ensure that creative/experiential end product matches initial concept the client is looking to achieve

  • Participate in program ideation, planning, and strategy sessions by contributing to the development of experiential marketing, event or sponsorship activation

  • Ideate innovative solutions, and produce multiple conceptual and design solutions for client projects and new business pitches

  • Deliver visually striking and exciting designs in all applications

  • Research and share competitive activity, industry trends, and creative inspiration

  • Support the print production process when needed (i.e. prep files for fabrication)

  • Understanding of fabrication materials, wood, plastic, and their applications

  • Attend regular client calls and develop and review post-call debriefs with the team to ensure accuracy on project. Share account info and recap emails post call

  • Create all necessary project documentation including workback timelines, production schedule, graphics grid, décor/prop purchase grid, contact sheet, deliverables grid, etc.

  • Ability to be consistently calm and clear-headed in high pressure situations and effectively manage multiple projects, on time

  • Manage and track project budgets shared by manager; Set up production documents with budget buckets for team to work within.

  • Strong local and national vendor relationships . Contract with and manage vendors (including venue, fabrication, AV, printers, caterers, graphic designers, artists, developers, etc.); negotiate pricing to maximize profit

  • Financial management - Responsible for project execution according to agency standards that are on strategy and within established budgets and timeframes

  • Have a broad network of contacts in the field of event production to help attract and keep business.

  • Strong project and people management skills. Must be able to function as an individual contributor when needed.

  • Possesses significant category expertise in live event logistics and management, mobile marketing, stage, sound, lighting, security, talent, advance, and creative elements

  • Manage multiple projects with tight deadlines; including but not limited to all event activation, event staff management and post event recaps, etc.

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field

  • Two plus years of experience in public relations agency or similar position

  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast paced environment

  • Exceptional research, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.

  • Strong PowerPoint skills

H&S is an integrated communications firm known for fresh thinking and flawless execution. We specialize in building brands in the lifestyle sector, including the spirits, technology, fashion, entertainment, hospitality and real estate industries. Our national footprint, which consists of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, allows us to combine breadth with seamless continuity in order to achieve nationally focused, 360 communications campaigns.

As compelling storytellers, we deliver smart and strategic integrated campaigns that heighten consumer awareness across a multichannel spectrum, with earned media at the core. We believe in connecting brands – to contemporary culture, to tastemakers and decision-makers, to media, to other like-minded brands and ultimately, to the consumer.

H&S prides ourselves on our status as one of the only ‘corptique’ firms in the industry. As a boutique firm with an entrepreneurial spirit, H&S is able to provide its clients with personal attention and customized services. Additionally, as part of the Omnicom Group, the largest communications company in the world, H&S has access to a global network of sister companies, enabling us to meet even the most far-reaching client needs.

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ID: 2020-10654

External Company Name: Ketchum Inc.

External Company URL: www.ketchum.com

Street: 1285 Avenue of the Americas

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