Position: Director of Events

Position Type: Full Time

Location: Detroit, MI or remote

High Level:

Benzinga is looking for an experienced, growth-minded leader to take the helm of their events team. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience creating and running medium- to large-scale conferences, both in-person and virtual. In this role, you'll be responsible for managing Benzinga's event logistics and marketing teams in executing events that WOW. This role can be located in Detroit, MI but will consider applicants that are remote.

Benzinga is aggressively expanding their organization and looking for a Director of Events who has industry expertise in either the Fintech or Cannabis industry that can help take the organization to the next phase of growth. This executive should be willing to roll up their sleeves and wear many hats as the company continues to scale. They are seeking a professional who not only ensure a successful event execution but can also imagine new events and take our existing events to a whole new level. They are seeking a results-orientated professional that can ultimately increase ticket sales to grow the revenue of the company. Benzinga is seeking an independent problem solver that can manage data and report on the analytics to the leadership team. This individual should have come up through the ranks in event logistics and marketing and had experience building partnerships to expediently scale the company. They must possess a willingness to manage and mentor others. They are seeking a leader that is team-oriented and can work alongside the executive team and collaborate on future events.

Benzinga’s mission is to connect the world with news, data and education that makes the path to financial prosperity easier for everyone, every day. Benzinga was launched in 2010 by founder Jason Raznick whose entrepreneurial spirit is contagious throughout the company. Benzinga is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and continues to be a market leader and capture market share.

What you’ll be doing:

  1. Lead, Manage and Mentor the events logistics and marketing teams
  2. Lead and execute event strategy to generate revenue and profit
  3. Accountable for managing the revenue and costs of Events team P&L against forecast
  4. Manage and negotiate with Vendors
  5. Manage staff to plan and execute all event logistics and marketing efforts
  6. Ideate new events, virtual and in-person, to add to Benzinga's lineup and grow the business
  7. Contribute to strategic growth planning by providing data-driven ideas and experience-based estimates
  8. Through market research and analysis, develop the organization’s understanding of the consumer and competitors to identify new growth opportunities and develop new business strategies
  9. Other duties as required

Stuff you need to get this gig:

  1. Must have a minimum at least 5 years of Events Logistics and Marketing experience
  2. Preferred experience and interest in Fintech, Cannabis, Finance or Crypto Events
  3. Proven track record of strategizing and executing events at scale
  4. Bachelor’s degree required, with a preferred emphasis in business or marketing
  5. Must have strong analytical skills to make data-driven business decisions
  6. Demonstrated ability in developing teams and promoting teamwork across various departments
  7. Developing event names and strategies
  8. Softwares we use include: Google Suite, Airtable, Brella, and AwardStage


  1. Personal interest in the stock market is a major advantage.