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Marketing Manager
Brand: Union Square Events
Req#: 517903
Updated: 10/24/2019
Location: Union Square Events (640 West 28th Street NY, NY)
Category: Admin/Office
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Job Description

Make a meaningful impact as a Marketing Manager with Union Square Events

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!

This position will manage marketing efforts across USE’s businesses with strategic guidance from the USHG Marketing/PR team. The Manager will work directly with USE’s Directors to support all businesses, while also working to implement USHG-wide initiatives and systems at USE.  


Key Responsibilities


  1. USE Brand
    • Ensure brand messaging and aesthetic is standardized and reflected in all brand materials based on established USE brand guidelines.
    • Manage workflow of creative requests from all USE departments.
    • Oversee internal coordination, planning and management of brand photo shoots. Define look/feel with USHG Marketing and create applicable style guidelines and planning tools.
    • Liaise with USHG Marketing to leverage team’s expertise in digital, brand, communications for USE projects.
    • Facilitate creation of print materials, promotional materials and signage, e.g., update content, manage print/promo projects directly with vendors, monitor budget/expenses.


  2. Digital Strategy
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive content calendar with marketing applications across USE businesses; help to implement specific marketing applications and campaigns; record and report on results and adapt strategy accordingly to optimize efficacy of marketing efforts.
    • Manage execution and distribution of content across USE’s digital properties – website, blog, social media channels, email, digital advertising.
    • Manage daily social media for USE’s 4+ brands.
    • Develop and implement training to equip employees to provide engaging brand content to Marketing.
    • Track website and social media analytics and provide analysis & updated strategy to improve performance.
    • Manage continual research to build USE into industry leader across all businesses, including social media comp research and brand/content partnership opportunities.


  3. Catering Sales, Venue Hospitality and Biz Dev Support
    • Catering: Create and update sales decks, one-off proposals and execute creative requests.
    • Venue Hospitality: Manage the creation of opening packages, visual merchandising standards and associated style guides and supporting documents.


  4. General Support
  • Assist with USE promotional events by providing brand representation, on-site assistance, post-event recap.
  • Manage the organization of department photos, logos and other visual assets.
  • Manage USE comp research.
  • Manage internal requests for PR and marketing materials, photo shoots, appearances as needed.



What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first 

Role Competencies

Attention to Detail

Taking responsibility for a thorough and detailed method of working.

Oral communication

Shaping and expressing ideas and information in an effective manner.

Functional Expertise and Usage


Acquiring and applying functional knowledge in an area of specialty that is not technical (for example, Sales, Finance, and Human Resources management).

Financial Awareness

Actively seeking opportunities to optimize financial costs and investments when making decisions that have a financial implication.

Strategic Thinking

Understands and processes complex information and exercises sound judgment, considering the situation, the issues, the key players, and the levels of authority involved. Proposes courses of action that further the objectives, priorities, and vision of the organization.


Working as a productive member of a cohesive group toward a common goal, and contributing to team development and effective team dynamics.

Achievement Orientation

Being persistent and showing perseverance on achieving concrete and tangible results out of personal responsibility; getting optimum results from situations; being ready to take action and show tenacity in case of obstacles or resistance.

Problem solving

Having the ability to identify problems and issues of varying complexities and to find effective solutions with few guidelines.

Organizational awareness

Having and using knowledge of systems, situations, procedures, and culture inside the organization to identify potential problems and opportunities; perceiving the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organization.


Upholding generally accepted social and ethical standards in job-related activities and behaviors.


Other Qualifications


Exceptional Verbal and Written Communications Skills.

Strong computer skills (including proficiency with Microsoft Office - especially Excel).

Familiarity with social media platforms and growth strategy. Experience with social media management tools like Hootsuite a plus.

Experience with email newsletter platforms like Mailchimp.

Experience running digital ads a plus.

Experience with website CMS preferred.

Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator required.


Strong grasp of English language and grammar/usage


2-4 years Marketing Experience

Hospitality/Food/Retail-related experience preferred



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or comparable experience.


Work Environment:

Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.

Requires schedule flexibility and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.

Must be willing to be reachable and on email outside of regular business hours.

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