StarChefs is accepting applications for a full-time Marketing Associate.
Are you passionate about chef-driven restaurants? Do you care that goat is the new pork belly? If so, this position might be perfect for you!! In it, you will be expected to successfully perform a variety of duties associated with marketing StarChefs.com, our advertisers and their products. You will build and manage relationships with our clients. To that end, you will be expected to coordinate, execute, track, report and wrap up all advertising, promotions and co-branded marketing campaigns for our advertisers. Reporting directly to the Director of Marketing, you will also work closely with the CEO and Managing Editor as well as our design and editorial teams to research, develop and execute strategies to market our advertisers' brands and products on StarChefs.com and at our events.
-Assist in marketing StarChefs (create brochures, sell sheets, mailings, etc)
-Coordinate, execute, track, report and wrap up all advertising, promotions and co-branded marketing campaigns for our advertisers (events and online)
-Support sponsorship sales: create, track and execute details of sponsor proposals and contracts
Required Skills and Personal Characteristics:
-Passion and interest for all things culinary
-Ability to thrive in small company, non-corporate environment
-Outgoing, high energy, organized and attentive to details and accuracy
-Strong and effective (written and verbal) communication skills
-Strong computer skills (word, power point, excel, CRM software like Sugar) and rock star internet & social media skills
-Knowledge of trade show/event production from sales and marketing perspective
-Experience with creative media initiatives
-Should enjoy building relationships and managing multiple projects
-Willingness to travel (can range from 5-10 times per year)
Education and Experience:
-2 years of brand marketing experience
-Bachelors degree a must.
-Culinary education or restaurant experience preferred
Salary is $38-42k plus commissions after a retention period.
Benefits package: medical, 401K, paid vacation
StarChefs.com', the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995. StarChefs.com's original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals' success and give them the tools they need to overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, StarChefs.com's Culinary JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry. StarChefs.com features more than 30,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content and generates traffic of over 30 million hits a month and was nominated for Best Web Site for Food and Nutrition by the James Beard Foundation. StarChefs also offers hospitality companies powerful marketing opportunities such as market research, campaign development, site advertising, product sampling through event sponsorship, lead generation, and contextually relevant sponsorship placements.
In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, the StarChefs.com JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry. StarChefs produces 5 events per year including the International Chefs Congress (www.starchefs.com/icc) and its young chef awards, The Rising Stars Revue (www.starchefs.com/risingstars) and has published its first book StarChefs.com Chefs to Know (www.starchefs.com/chefs-to-know).
StarChefs has doubled its revenues in the last 5 years. We are growing our staff and are looking for exceptional talent to join our team.