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Manager, Experiential Activation

Condé Nast

New York, NY

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Job Description

Posted On: December 20, 2017

We are looking for an ambitious Experiential Activation Manager to oversee the execution of custom experiences across across brands as well as client activation management for tentpole events in collaboration with P2L, our in-house experiential agency. We’re looking for candidates who are excited about working with some of the world’s most recognized brands – from Google to Mercedes Benz, from L’Oreal to Bumble – on behalf of the best magazine brands in the world.


The Experiential Activation Manager is a key, high-profile role within 23 Stories, responsible for successfully shepherding programs from the point at which they’re sold through to launch and post-execution analysis – owning the internal client relationships with Creative, Sales, and Marketing and the external client relationships with the agency/agencies and brand contacts, and overseeing the production of the various elements internally with all necessary disciplines. This role is the post-sale go-to person for all stakeholders.


Projects can range from single events to multi-city tours with several partners, with associated production budgets of $200K+.


Required Skills

Interested candidates should possess two key traits:


1. A passion for tackling large, experientially-led programs and bringing them successfully to life, AND


2. The associated experience that enables them to do so - some suggestions:

  • 1-3+ years of experiential project management and/or client services/account management experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Experience working with internal design and production teams, and external vendors, to execute multiple programs in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • High motivation, self-starter initiative, and the ability to hit the ground running


    Core Responsibilities

  • Primary experiential activation client contact for major accounts
  • Manage the execution of cross-brand events from start to finish
  • Generate and adhere to program production budgets and timelines
  • Evaluate creative elements throughout the production process to ensure that client objectives are met
  • Interface with other internal departments including Creative, Sales, Marketing, Social
  • Contract external creative/production vendors when necessary


    Desired Skills & Experience

  • Passion for advertising and the emerging world of experiences
  • Top-notch customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and prioritizing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to represent varying opinions within a strong, collaborative team environment
  • Ability to think objectively and problem solve
  • Experience with luxury clients a plus