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Communications Associate

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York
Desired Start Date: Immediately

TastingTable.com is looking for a Communications Associate to help support the business side of our operation headquartered in New York City. This full-time position requires a high degree of organizational and communications skills, both written and oral, in addition to a positive, pro-active attitude and obsessive attention to detail. The Communications Associate reports to the Senior Events Manager and will serve a vital role in coordination of event efforts (advertorial/editorial/revenue generating), with a particular focus on PR. This position requires at least two years experience in PR and event production. Motivation, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are musts. If you have a strong interest in the digital media industry, a hunger to succeed in a startup environment and a passion for food, we want to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee day-to-day aspects of multiple sponsored events, including pre-event logistics, contract negotiation, event promotion & marketing, vendor relations, sponsor coordination, on-site execution and post project recaps and surveys
  • Liaise with sponsors to ensure all sponsorship benefits are being delivered
  • Develop a robust marketing and PR strategy for each event activation
  • Pitching and monitoring media for placements, maintaining media lists and drafting pitches for national and regional outreach
  • Conduct research on publications, reporters and key trends
  • Secure media coverage for Tasting Table's house events
  • Fulfill necessary administrative responsibilities, include meeting scheduling, travel planning, expense reporting and vendor payments

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2-3 years of experience in event planning/management
  • EXCELLENT interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • STRONG attention to detail
  • A proven ability to implement an event from concept to completion, paying close attention to every detail while meeting deadlines and budgets
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty and a can-do attitude
  • Energetic, personable and good-humored
  • Above-average computer knowledge (Mac experience preferred), including Google Docs, Photoshop, Pages, Keynote, and general Internet savvy
  • Ability to work as a team player and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A self-starter mentality with a solid sense of judgement

 

To apply, please fill out this survey. If we think you may be a fit, we will contact you for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in Tasting Table!


Digital Ad Sales Assistant

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York

Tasting Table has an immediate opening for a Digital Sales Assistant to participate in our 12-month training program in New York City.

This program combines on-the-job training with full-time work in our SoHo office assisting our Digital Ad Sales team with running day-to-day operations for our fast-growing food and drink media company. This is a perfect introduction to digital ad sales for an ambitious recent grad or career-changer who wants to launch a rocket ship sales career and is willing to work and learn hard to gain the fundamental skills, tools and knowledge to succeed.

As a Digital Sales Assistant, you will work closely with our business development managers on all aspects of the sales lifecycle, from lead generation to media plan and proposal development to tracking sold business with Tasting Table and beyond. You'll gain the skills necessary to understand a client's needs and requirements, craft a cunning proposal that fulfills those needs and convey Tasting Table's unique ability to deliver on that proposal.

Along the way you'll also become versed in the vocabulary and technical skills necessary to work in digital ad sales, and you'll begin to develop a network of colleagues and contacts.

Requirements:
- Bachelors degree required
- High energy level, high-intensity and general desire to "crush it"
- Work-hard / Play-hard mentality when "crushing it"
- Thoroughness / drive
- Ability to learn quickly on-the-job without dropping the ball
- Sponge-like ability to absorb new material
- Excellent quantitative skills; Excel skills desired but not required
- Attention to detail, especially when reviewing Excel spreadsheets you prepared
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Good professional image / not a slob
- Sense of humor / fun attitude about life
- High tolerance for mental exhaustion
- Low quantity of inappropriate Facebook posts publicly available via Google Search

***This position includes a competitive entry-level salary, two weeks paid vacation, health and dental insurance, 401(k) program, stocked Stella Artois (TM) office fridge, etc.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to adsalesassistant@tastingtable.com. If we think that you may be a fit, we will contact you for an interview. 

 

Thanks for your interest!

NO RECRUITERS


Communications Intern

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York
Desired Start Date: Immediately

TastingTable.com is looking for an energetic intern to work in our Communications & Events department at our New York City headquarters. This paid internship will offer exposure to the fast-paced world of a digital start-up. Each intern will have a hand in the projects and tasks of the department including event production, public relations and social media.

Potential interns should be willing to commit 20 hours per week in our Soho office. This position requires obsessive attention to detail, excellent research and writing skills and a positive, go-getter attitude. Familiarity with Google products and Excel is a plus. Motivation, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are musts: Much of the projects are time-sensitive, so organization and time-management skills are essential to maintain efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning and execution of events in our Test Kitchen & Dining Room including vendor outreach, research, gift bag assembly and on-site event management.
  • Assist in the maintenance and management of our Test Kitchen including inventory and interfacing with our full time culinary staff.
  • Create event collateral in collaboration with TT graphic designers such as invitations, menus and signage.
  • Administrative tasks such as scheduling, mailings and expense reporting
  • Assist in execution of PR strategy including media list development and database management, drafting press materials and media monitoring
  • Assist in the execution of social media strategy across multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram)

 

Qualifications:

  • STRONG attention to detail
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty and a can-do attitude
  • Energetic, personable and good-humored
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer knowledge (Mac experience preferred), including google docs, photoshop, pages, keynote, and general Internet savvy.
  • Ability to work as a team player and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A self-starter mentality with a solid sense of judgement
  • 21 +

 

To apply, please fill out this survey. If we think you may be a fit, we will contact you.


Partnerships Intern

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York

TastingTable.com is seeking an intern in New York City for the Partnership Marketing role. This paid internship will focus on the business side of our operations, specifically Tasting Table's brand partnerships team. This intern will support the team's efforts to develop and maintain third party partnerships with the purpose of acquiring subscribers

Potential interns should be willing to commit to coming to the Tasting Table office in Soho at least 20 hours Monday through Friday for a duration of four months: September 2014 - December 2014.

This position requires an obsessive attention to detail, excellent research and writing skills with a positive, go-getter attitude. Motivation, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are musts as many of the projects are time-sensitive, so prioritization and time-management skills are essential to maintain efficiency.

Interested candidates do not need to be students in order to apply, but Tasting Table will work with college students on the process of doing the internship for school credit.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the workflow of marketing campaigns, both for Tasting Table and brand partners, to ensure they are executed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assisting in copywriting for marketing programs including proofreading to ensure final materials are within brand guidelines and messaging
  • Tracking, monitoring and reporting results to evaluate and improve the efficiencies of the marketing campaigns and channels used
  • Creating meeting agendas/recaps/call sheets as well as daily reports
  • Identifying partners with like-minded digital properties
  • Researching competitive initiatives and key trends
  • Ad hoc projects to streamline business operation functions within the Marketing Team

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the digital food and drink space and a passion for media
  • A love for talking to and meeting new people
  • Advanced computer knowledge (Mac experience preferred), including Google Docs, Photoshop, and general Internet savvy
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency with Excel
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; setting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, including perfect grammar/punctuation/diction when writing copy
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically

 

To apply, please complete this form and send your resume to partnerintern@tastingtable.com with the subject line: 2014 Fall Partnership Intern.