Brand Manager (Account Executive)

New York City, New York /
Brand Management /
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, Jose Cuervo, Peloton, Amazon, 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. 

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories.  Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off.  What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, Ping-Pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.  We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic. 

The Brand Manager:

The Brand Management Department is made up of creative-minded brand leaders.  

The Mekanism Brand Manager is a self-assured, collaborative, creative-oriented, problem-solver. We are on the front lines of managing and sustaining current agency relationships and projects. 

Key Areas of Responsibility: 

Creative Development

Able to own and manage particular elements of a campaign (digital, print/OOH, radio, and video/TV) from start to finish, partnering daily with creatives and ensuring work aligns with Client’s business objectives and timelines. 

Partner with Project Management and Sr. Brand Manager to develop and maintain all project timelines.

Able to own and run effective internal meetings from beginning to end. 

Production Oversight

Partner with entire internal team (including production, project management, and brand management)  to drive small-medium sized productions. Includes owning key client approvals, budget and schedule mgmt. 

Support Financial Organization & Budgets 

Manage and collate financial reports in partnership with Finance for key clients.

Management and tracking of Client budgets and scope. Request and manage all job numbers for respective accounts.

The Brand Manager is expected to own the detail of all things.   

Account Administration 

Organize meetings and calls internally and externally, to include agenda beforehand and recap within 24 business hours. 

Manage client and internal status reports. 

Arrange travel for agency meetings. 

Help lead competitive analysis decks and keep the team updated with relevant category information.

Provide administrative support for the team as needed.  

Learn to use all creative, presentation, and other programs currently in use by Mekanism 


A passion for problem solving, creativity and brands.

We hope you get excited by words like “strategy”, “innovation”, “nimble”, and “Mekanism.”

Project management skills to drive multiple high-profile projects at once. 

2-3 years of experience at an advertising agency. 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.