Marketing Coordinator

| Chicago
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Job Description:

BenchPrep is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join our growing team. Reporting into the Director of Marketing, you will be taking on a multitude of tasks and have the opportunity to own various Social Media, Public Relations, and Event Marketing responsibilities, among others. 

You are someone who doesn’t mind rolling up your sleeves and taking on anything that comes your way, including creating the strategy for and implementing a social media campaign, proofreading a blog post, or packing a box of trade show materials and taking it to FedEx to send out.  You are a positive person that wants to learn and gain a well-rounded marketing experience.  You are a flexible person who is able to roll with the tide and shift priorities as needed in our fast-paced environment.  You enjoy working on a variety of different items and wearing multiple hats.

This role is fast-paced and requires creativity, attention to detail, resourcefulness, juggling multiple projects simultaneously, and scrappiness. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Social Media – You are the owner of social media for the organization by implementing posts, identifying influencers, building list of followers, and engaging the community
  • Writing – Write social media posts, blogs, and other marketing deliverables, and proofread outgoing materials for the team
  • Event Management – Work with the Sales team to manage marketing conference planning and activity.  Includes strategizing for conference giveaways, shipping our display booth, tracking inventory, and communicating with conference managers
  • Public Relations – Lead outreach efforts to drive interest in the organization from media outlets
  • Project Management – Manage day-to-day responsibilities for the marketing team to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner  
  • Assist the Content Marketing Manager with proof points and 3rd party sourcing for articles
  • Track and maintain log of user testimonials to leverage for the website and marketing campaigns
  • Manage conference and content calendars
  • Oversee video production schedule
  • Other duties as signed by the Director of Marketing

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism, or related field, or equivalent
  • 0-2 years of prior experience
  • Can-do attitude and an excellent communicator
  • Comfortable with writing
  • Social Media experience (At a minimum you use and are very familiar with Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Bonus skills: Any graphic design experience

 

Other Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization, across department
  • Strong initiative, self-motivation
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Great attention to details
  • Must be flexible to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, take direction from multiple stakeholders, and handle pressure in a positive manner
  • A solid understanding of marketing
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Location

We are located in the Willis Tower, right in the heart of downtown Chicago.
233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

What are BenchPrep Perks + Benefits

BenchPrep Benefits Overview

BenchPrep provides a full suite and wide variety of benefits and perks. We offer an incredibly competitive medical plan and insurance benefits, while also fostering a culture that allows employees to have fun in the office. Do things like a ping-pong table, casual dress, fully-stocked kitchen, and regular Friday Happy Hour interest you? Scroll down to learn more about those items and see what else BenchPrep has to offer.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Pre-tax dollars can be set aside for medical, dental, and vision ($2,650/yr) for employees or dependents with or w/o enrolling in our insurance program. Daycare & elder care allows for up to $5,000/yr
Disability Insurance
We offer employees Short Term Disability coverage at 60% of their weekly salary with a $1500 weekly max. Long Term = 60% of their monthly salary with a $10,000 monthly max.
Dental Benefits
BenchPrep offer 3 dental plans--all of which cover 100% of the cost of preventative care including cleanings twice a year and exams.
Vision Benefits
BenchPrep’s vision insurance plans provide annual eye exams for a $10 copay and a $130 allowance toward frames and/or contacts.
Health Insurance Benefits
BenchPrep’s health insurance plan with BCBS of IL has a low deductible and BenchPrep pays 90% of the monthly premium for employees AND their dependents.
Life Insurance
Up to 3x annual salary, $500k max of voluntary life insurance & accidental death & dismemberment insurance. Spouse & dependent children plans available too.
Onsite Gym
Employees have access to the Willis Tower's exclusive 35,000 sq. ft gym for $10/month.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
BenchPrep’s 401k retirement plan offers a a cost effective employee retirement plan. The plan offers Roth and Pre-tax Investment options.
401(K) Matching
BenchPrep contributes 3% of an employee’s annual base salary, regardless of how much the employee contributes, which is immediately vested.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
BenchPrep offers generous paid parental leave for new parents with at least 6 months of service, including a paid leave policy for foster parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
BenchPrep offers flexible work schedules as needed for employees.
Remote Work Program
BenchPrep offers Remote Work as an option for employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
BenchPrep’s offers 12 days off in year 1, increasing each year & going up to 24 days for employees of five years or longer. The office closes for major holidays and the entire week of Xmas-New Years
Paid Holidays
BenchPrep closes its office for all major holidays, including MLK day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas THROUGH New Years Day.
Paid Sick Days
BenchPrep employees receive 5 sick days per year in addition to their PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We've got 2 beers on tap regularly, and a refrigerator stocked with bottled brews and liquor as well that is frequently "tapped" into.
Casual Dress
BenchPrep does not have a formal dress code and encourages employees to wear whatever makes them comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
Transit and Parking benefits: Employees may elect up to $260/month for reimbursement on both mass transit & parking expenses for commuting to BenchPrep, including Metra, Ventra and parking facilities
Company Outings
BenchPrep has regular outings that include Cubs rooftops, boat trips on Lake Michigan, off-site happy hours, poker nights, game nights, foodie dinners, and a holiday party, among other events.
Free Daily Meals
We provide a $12.50 daily stipend for employees every day via Fooda (https://www.fooda.com/resources/case-study/how-tech-startup-benchprep-made-lunch-powerful-part-its-culture).
Stocked Kitchen
FULLY stocked! Beverages = Soda, Coffee, Tea, RedBull, Juice, Vitamin Water, etc. Food = if you can think of the snack, we probably have it or some variation. Employees will never go hungry here.
Happy Hours
We have a standing in-office happy hour that starts at 4:00 PM on Fridays, but never feel constrained to limit this into being a once a week occurrence.
Fitness Subsidies
Employees have access to the Willis Tower's exclusive 35,000 sq. ft gym for $10/month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Employees are provided an annual stipend to attend external training evens or conferences.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive salary, valuable stock options, and company sponsored 401(k) • Fun, meritocratic, mission driven, dynamic work culture • Commitment to fostering positive office culture (included, but not limited to, monthly company dinners, quarterly outings, an in-office ping pong table, cocktail hours, poker nights, etc.)

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