Marketing and Activations Associate - NY

Marketing and Activations Associate

Division: Marketing

Commitment: Part Time-to-Permanent Full Time

Location: New York

Reporting to: Director of Brand Activation

Internal: Time Out Group


Role Overview


Marketing and Activations Associate is a new role. We are looking for a dynamic leader and doer who has a passion for both grassroots and digital marketing to own the local marketing and activations at Time Out Market New York. The person we are looking for should be able to paint with all the colors in the marketing palette—digital, social, community, traditional. The ideal candidate will become an integral ambassador for the Market, brand and citywide culture on a whole. The Marketing and Activations Associate will work on a part time basis with the hope that their work earns them a full time position at Time Out. They will be expected to be on-site in our Market and, although being a self-starter is a requirement, they will work across a broad team touching many facets of our business. This is a crucial time in our society where we and our cities need champions of responsible culture, if that is you, this posting is your Bat signal.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute digital marketing media

    • Social media 

    • Dedicated e-mail 

    • Web posting along with Time Out Editor

    • Vendor digital platforms

    • Community digital platforms

    • Aggregate and review sites (Google, Yelp, etc)

    • Time Out Market app Market promotion execution

    • Delivery partners (DoorDash, Caviar) Market promotion execution

  • Responsible for marketing ecosystem in the Market

    • Liaise between chefs and public

    • Communication  

  • Local grassroots marketing

    • Connect Market with neighborhood/citywide 

    • Work with local gatekeepers to promote market

    • Work with local boards and collectives to be part of the community

    • Forge local partnerships

    • Explore local advertising

  • Activations

    • Conceive programming

    • Curate along with Time Out editor

    • Reach out, negotiate and book

    • Coordinate day-of

  • Asset capture

    • Take social media content

    • Direct third party shooters 

    • Collect from vendors/partners

  • Promotions

    • Work with team on consumer-facing deals

    • Blend local calendar with global Time Out objectives

  • Point of sale marketing

    • Responsible for executing all physical consumer signage pertaining to Market

  • Competitor research

    • Responsible for monitoring competition’s efforts

  • Reporting and research

    • Responsible for collecting numbers and details on business performance

    • Gaining local customer insight through surveys and word-of-mouth

    • Analyze performance based on variables

    • Report findings to team

  • 360 integration

    • Be the glue person who liaises with the other sides of our business

Skills and Experience

  • Individual with a strong passion for the industry and the capability to identify and evaluate opportunities, navigate and influence outside of formal reporting lines and produce tangible results.

  • Proven working experience in digital, social or traditional marketing

  • Demonstrable experience managing marketing campaigns and activations 

  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising campaigns that engage, inform and motivate

  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking

  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in activations

  • Knowledge of social media and analytic tools 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to capture content that is social-media-worthy for our brand

  • Experience leading consumer-focused projects and/or platforms

  • Recognizes achievements that support team success

  • Models and holds others accountable for leading ethically and with high degree of integrity

  • Minimum Education: BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum Years of Experience: 5+ Years of relevant professional experience demonstrating progressive career growth

Interested in applying but don't tick all the boxes on the list? Don’t worry—we aren’t just box tickers—please apply, we'd still love to hear from you. 

What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to… 

  • Have a passion for brand building

  • Be commercially astute

  • Be skilled in managing multiple high priority projects at same time

  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced transformative company in pursuit of excellence

  • Think globally

  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills

  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive

  • Be a team player

Culture Fit

At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people.  We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth so we can all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

About Time Out Group plc

Time Out Group is a global media and leisure business that inspires and enables people to explore and enjoy the best of the city.

It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the capital. Since then, this iconic brand has consistently maintained its status as the go-to source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike.

Time Out Group comprises two highly synergistic business divisions: Time Out Media and Time Out Market.

Time Out Media’s digital and physical media proposition comprises websites, mobile, social media, print and live events. Across these platforms, Time Out distributes its high-quality content – written and curated by local expert journalists – around the best food, drinks, culture, art, music, theatre, travel and entertainment in 327 cities and 58 countries. The Company is monetising this global reach and its strong traffic from a desirable audience via digital and print advertising as well as e-commerce. Since its launch 50 years ago, Time Out has become a global brand that advertisers and consumers love and trust.

Time Out Market is a food and cultural market leveraging the Time Out brand to bring the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences – based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for. The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 and is now Portugal’s most popular attraction with 3.9 million visitors in 2018. Now the Group is rolling this successful format out globally: Time Out Market Miami and Time Out Market New York opened in May 2019 followed by Time Out Market Boston in June 2019; new Time Out Markets are also set to open later in the year in Chicago and Montreal. A further pipeline of other global locations includes Dubai (2020), London (2021) and Prague (2022) – all featuring the cities’ best and most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, drinks and cultural experiences.

Across both business divisions, the Group’s mission is to help people around the world go out better. 

Time Out is headquartered in London (United Kingdom) and listed on London's AIM stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol 'TMO'.

Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. It’s our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness that make us successful and a unique team.