Archive for May, 2014

Mekanism NY needs an Office Manager
Written by Sola at 1:06 pm • • No Commentsawesomeness

Job description

Reception: Open the office in the morning and answer the phones. The OM is the face of Mekanism and maintains a presence in the office, receiving guests and deliveries, and answering the main phone line throughout each business day.

Office, IT, and Kitchen Organization & Inventory: The OM is responsible for keeping the office organized, clean, and well stocked. The OM should take an active role in keeping up the appearance of our office. The OM is also responsible for managing the general office supply, IT equipment, and kitchen/food budget.

Executive Assistance: The OM is to serve as an executive assistant to the CEO and other Executives as needed. This includes booking travel, scheduling meetings with clients in and out of the office, making reservations, ordering gifts, getting lunch and whatever else may arise.

Scheduling: As Mekanism has many projects running at any one time, the OM must be aware of our many works in progress. Managing calendars for our meeting rooms is an integral part of the OM’s role. This includes being aware of changing needs and communicating with all levels of staff to keep everyone’s schedules running smoothly.

Timesheets: The OM is also responsible for overseeing NY employees’ timesheet submissions each week and ensuring that their hours are being logged and tracked properly and on time.

Social Events: The OM manages social events that happen throughout the year, including but not limited to our annual holiday party, employee birthday celebrations, and other office outings. This will also likely include “roof top music sessions” in our new office space, which will be shot and uploaded to a YouTube channel monthly.

Social Media: The OM works in conjunction with the Mek social media crew to keep the Mekanism profiles rocking and rolling.

Awards: The OM also partners with the team to enter Mekanism work into all key award shows.


Desired Skills and Experience

Strong organization and planning skills
Experience in an office assistant/admin role; great phone skills a plus
Calm and tactful under pressure
Professionalism, poise, diplomacy, and self-confidence to take on difficult issues
Discretion about private and confidential matters
Problem solver who is eager to help out and doesn’t mind random requests
A confident and positive people person – event/part planning experience a plus
Passion for the industry, competitive spirit, motivated to learn and grow

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Written by Leona at 2:34 pm • • 3 CommentsUncategorized

Dear Free Lunch,

First let me say, I miss you. We ALL miss you. Mekanism doesn’t feel the same without you. Every Friday for as long as I can remember, you’ve been here, right at noon. A beacon of hope at the end of long week. Friday mornings I’d wake up, exhausted, smelling of booze, falsely thinking it was Saturdays and falling into a pit of despair, until I remembered you. Friday Free Lunch. You were my reason for getting out of bed. In just 4 hours, I’d get to see your steamy face. You were always so prompt, so reliable, and yet so mysterious. “What would you be this week?” we’d all wonder. Spicy Indian curry? Southern BBQ? Or maybe, just maybe, you’d be delicious Banh Mi! You always kept us guessing, lol.

Remember that time you were deep-dish pizza and I brought your leftovers with me to Tahoe? Oh man! That was such a fun weekend. You got to meet all my friends and we rode the chairlift together and played catch phrase and listened to Chumba Wumba (inside joke #blessed). Ha! I’ll never forget, you were the life of the party.

Sure, I’ll admit we had our ups and downs. Like that time you were sushi and I accused you of being “sketchy,” (you weren’t) or that time you were salad and I was like, “OH HELL NO THIS BITCH NEEDS A BURGER.” That was uncalled for, and I’m I sorry. You didn’t deserve to feel unappreciated like that. You always gave so much, and never asked for anything in return. You were free lunch for Christ’s sake! People always said “there was no such thing” as you, but they were wrong. You were real, and we BELIEVED in you. Your presence brought peace to war rooms, laughter between work nemeses, and comfort to hung over tummies. You were a magical unicorn-mermaid hybrid bringing life to the whole office. And now, without warning…. You’re gone.

Ripped from our lives, without warning. All because KEVIN MULROY didn’t do his time-sheets this week. One person… threatening to destroy everything we’ve built together! Free Lunch, if you’re out there reading this, please come back. I promise things will be different. We will never forget to do our timesheets again. It was a careless mistake and it didn’t mean anything. Kevin was probably drunk. I’m sorry for the long letter, I just needed to tell you how I feel. I have to go now. Out into the world in search of something to fill the emptiness inside me. I’m thinking Thai, but who cares. Nothing will ever compare to you. You were so young, so wild, so FREE! Please come back. We’ll be waiting.

With open elevator doors,


P.s. I’m also sorry for the time I left you with that homeless guy on the corner of Market and 6th. I hope he was good to you.

Winning All The Things
Written by Mekanism at 7:36 am • • No Commentsawesomeness, content, digital, Uncategorized

At Mekanism, we know exactly what it takes to achieve greatness.


It’s Tom Lyons’ powerful stance. Just look at it: Commanding the California sun to set under the gentle flap of the Mekanism flag. See, nothing reaps more rewards than planting a foot solidly on a rock. Except perhaps squeezing a foot into a NASA space suit and then putting all of that on a rock.

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But don’t take our word for it – Take the Webby’s.

That’s right. After winning 2 Effies earlier this year, we can add Webby Award Winner for Professional Services to our growing list of accolades. This’ll go right next to our awards for (insert references to Mekanism culture/inside jokes.)



Of course, all this fame and glamour (we’re waiting for your call, George Clooney) wouldn’t have been possible without a whole lot of collaboration between our New York & San Francisco offices.


We’d like to thank the following people in particular:


Liam Kaczmar –  @liamdevowski

Caroline Casey – @ccasey

Mimi Cave – @imimicave

Sean Cosier – @scoopadupa

Daniel Doherty – @danmdoherty

Kate Dubose

Emmett Feldman – @SurYummy

Tom Lyons – @sodabing

Sola Morrissey – @SolaCupcake

Elizabeth Morse – @elizajanem

Fearghal Odea – @fearghalodea

Edward Schmidt IV

Emily Shen – @emmulate


We’d also like to thank Nick, Jeff & Mike at @14Four and the incredible photographer, Mark Holthusen for bringing our vision to life.