Marketing & Communications Manager

New York, United States Full-time

Position: Marketing & Communications Manager - New York, NY

Reports To: Marketing & Communications Director

Who We Are

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners with some of the world’s best brands, including Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MillerCoors, Peloton, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Alaska Airlines. Our creative approach to brand building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: Communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s “Agency A List” and twice to their “Best Places to Work”. We have also been listed on Creativity’s “The Creative 50” and have been recognized by Effie as one of the “Most Effective Independent Agencies”. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Mekanism’s campaigns have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School.

The Role

Marketing & Communications Manager

Mekanism is looking for an experienced, highly-strategic, creative communications professional that will play an integral role in developing, driving and managing external communications, including public relations, speaking opportunities, managing press materials, social media and external events. Additionally, the Marketing & Communications Manager will assist with internal communications such as special events, internal writing assignments and presentations.


Include but are not limited to:

  • Help develop and implement strategic communication plans to promote Mekanism, its initiatives, events and programs, including ways to leverage social media/networking and digital technologies to boost outreach efforts.
  • Be the point person across Mekanism’s business units for all partner agencies, including running IAT status meetings, developing timelines and ensuring all deadlines are met.  
  • Work across departments and brand teams to stay abreast of upcoming work, organize assets and develop content.  
  • In partnership with Marketing & Communications Director and partner agencies, assist in uncovering interesting stories about Mekanism’s people, culture and values and finds ways to promote internally and externally.
  • Work with Marketing & Communications Director to prep senior management for press opportunities and speaking events.
  • Stay on top of and provide strong points of view on media opportunities, industry events, the competitive landscape, and reputational developments.
  • Knowledgeable about the social media/marketing landscape, experience serving as FB/Twitter Instagram/ LinkedIn administrator, managing content updates, new campaign launches, seeding, monitoring and reporting content.
  • Manages all award show entries including asset collection and follow-ups.
  • Maintains editorial schedules and manages process to ensure the organization appears in key features.
  • Lead key internal all-agency meetings including Mekanism’s annual Summit.
  • Provide internal and external event support.


  • 1-3 years of relevant corporate communications and/or marketing experience, agency experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Passion for the advertising industry, marketing and communications is a must.
  • Strong account/project management skills.
  • Production and event planning experience a plus.
  • Highly organized and has the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, multitask and work autonomously.
  • Optimistic, proactive and solutions-oriented.

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