CURRENT OPENINGS

We are always scouting for talent. So if you can’t imagine working anywhere else don’t hesitate to contact Jeremy Benson. The agency is an equal opportunity employer with a competitive compensation package including, among other benefits, a 401(k) program, generous vacation and sabbatical policies.

What’s our human resource strategy? The agency was founded using a simple but powerful people strategy it calls the “Upward Spiral.” The agency hires truly outstanding people, who deliver stellar results, which attract the right clients, who allow the agency to hire more great professionals, and so on. The strategy is self-reinforcing and it influences every aspect of the company.

Benson is organized around interdisciplinary account teams rather than functional groups. This complements its integrated approach to projects, which can combine PR, digital marketing, social media, branding and trade promotions  into cohesive campaigns. Clients benefit by having a diverse team of specialists; you benefit by getting exposure to a broad range of marketing and communications functions, and to a blue chip client roster.

To apply for positions, or just to let us know you’re interested in what we do, please email resumes to Jeremy Benson at benson@bensonmarketing.com

Digital Marketing Associate (Position Filled)

Anticipated Hire Date: Summer 2018
Contact: Jeremy Benson, benson@bensonmarketing.com
Full time, Permanent. Office Location: Napa Valley, or New York

Company
Benson Marketing Group is a leading marketing agency providing branding, digital marketing, PR and advocacy marketing services from offices in New York, Napa Valley and Lyon. The agency operates as one, highly-integrated, international company. Wine and spirits clients benefit from working with cross-functional account teams and the opportunities that arise by working with a well-connected, creative agency with a reputable client roster. Our teammates benefit by working with a wide range of clients and campaigns within a collaborative team environment, building and broadening marketing skills. Benson’s combination of industry focus and service integration is unique in the wine category; it is a key reason Benson’s average client engagement exceeds four years.

Our digital marketing services continue to expand and evolve, attracting new clients.

Nature & Scope of Position
We are looking for a wine marketer with experience in digital marketing. If you like to create snappy copy, manage social and digital campaigns, and want to improve your digital marketing chops, then this position is for you. Maybe you work with a multi-brand wine or spirits company and want to expand your professional skills and experience? We are not looking for self-proclaimed “gurus,” but for savvy, ambitious, curious marketers who want to advance their profession and contribute substantially to both the agency’s business and its clients’ successes.

While marketing positions evolve to meet client needs and opportunities, the main responsibilities of this position, at least initially, include:

  1. Copy writing for the main social media platforms, blogs, etc.
  2. Creating and executing ads for Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc.
  3. Analyzing, reporting, applying metrics to improve campaign results
  4. Adapting content for both consumer and professional target markets
  5. Direct client interaction and management
  6. Executing digital campaigns
  7. Executing influencer and media partnerships

The successful candidate will have 3-4 years or more of winery or wine-related content development experience:

  • Demonstrable track record of wine-related copy writing
  • Demonstrable experience with winery social media content development, social strategy and community management
  • A deep understanding of, and interest in, social platforms as storytelling devices for brands
  • Experience with social advertising platforms, management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work well in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Be a team player
  • Bachelor’s degree ideally in a liberal arts field

To start, total compensation will be in the range of $70k-$80k, depending on the market. Attractive benefits include healthcare insurance, 401(k) program, profit sharing program, generous paid vacation and sabbatical benefits. Candidates must provide writing samples with their resumes — send us your three best social media posts (and explain why), a case study, and any other materials that showcase your talents!

PR Specialist (Position Filled)

Anticipated Hire Date: Summer 2018
Contact: Sarah Jones Gillihan, jones@bensonmarketing.com
Full time, Permanent
Office Location: New York City

Company
Benson Marketing Group is a leading marketing agency providing branding, digital marketing, PR and advocacy marketing services from offices in New York, Napa Valley and Lyon. The agency operates as one, highly-integrated, international company. Wine and spirits clients benefit from working with cross-functional account teams and the opportunities that arise by working with a well-connected, creative agency with a reputable client roster. Our teammates benefit by working with a wide range of clients and campaigns within a collaborative team environment, building and broadening marketing skills. Benson’s combination of industry focus and service integration is unique in the wine category; it is a key reason Benson’s average client engagement exceeds four years.

Our digital marketing services continue to expand and evolve, attracting new clients.

Nature & Scope of Position
Are you a born communicator, master networker and savvy trend watcher? Do you think like an editor, write like a journalist, and get your thrills from landing your clients in the news? Are you passionate about wine, spirits and beverage trends? If these words describe you, then we want to talk to you!  Benson Marketing Group has an immediate opening in our New York office for a public relations specialist.

While the position will, naturally, evolve to meet client needs and opportunities, the main responsibilities of this position include:

  • Communicating directly with writers about the agency’s A-list roster of clients
  • Conceiving of story angles appropriate for editors, writers, freelancers and/or influencers
  • Developing relationships with writers on behalf of clients and the agency
  • Identifying and maintaining up-to-date press lists
  • Writing and editing press materials (press kits, news releases, story pitches, sample cover letters, invitations, tasting menus, etc.)
  • Reporting project status and results to clients

The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of winery or wine or spirits-related public relations experience and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A proven track record of generating PR results for brands
  • A love of connecting brands with writers and influencers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • A proactive communicator and team player
  • A demonstrated intent to develop marketing skills and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree ideally in a liberal arts field
  • Candidates should be prepared to show 2-3 writing samples (both formal and informal) that could include press releases, media materials, pitch letters, articles, blog posts, etc.

Attractive benefits include healthcare insurance, 401(k) program, profit sharing program, generous paid vacation and sabbatical benefits.