Keywords Studios United States Full-time 2024-03-22

At Keywords, we are using our passion for games, technology and media to create a global services platform for video games and beyond. Our aim is to become the “go to” provider of technical services. 

We enable leading content creators and publishers to leverage our expertise and capacity across the lifecycle of interactive content. In so doing we empower our clients to remain lean and agile, and to focus on creating the most engaging experiences. 

Keywords is trusted and relied upon by many of the world’s leading video game companies to work alongside them during concept, development and live operations by leveraging the breadth and depth of our industry leading service lines every step of the way.

Keywords Studios looking for a Senior Benefits Specialist. Reporting to the Regional Health & Wellness manager the Senior Benefits Specialist – M&A will be involved in the due diligence; program(s) comparative analysis; integration/migration phases of our acquisition opportunities. In addition, this role will also be involved in benefits renewal/marketing evaluation with our benefits brokers/vendors and applicable plan/vendor implementation processes.

Your key attributes:

  • Organized: You can handle a high volume of diverse tasks with ease.
  • Detailed: You strive for accuracy and attention to details in everything you do.
  • Analytically Minded: You will be responsible for review/comparison analysis activities of benefits related data and how to best illustrate this information.
  • Quarterback’: for implementation/integration projects you are ‘primary’ on, you will be responsible to ensure project goals/timeline are met/exceeded and all parties involved are timely/accurately handling their parts of the project.
  • Service Oriented: You’re a people person, systematic and trustworthy, who effortlessly provides exceptional support.
  • A Clear Communicator: You know how to put it all down in words that can be understood by all levels, including complex benefits jargon.


  • Benefit Plan Renewals/Marketing:
    • Prepare annual member level census
    • Prepare renewal/marketing presentation ‘supporting’ summary documents/collateral
    • Lead implementation efforts for new vendors/plans (when applicable)
    • Lead annual renewal data update(s) for BenAdmin system, payroll, finance
    • Assist with internal renewal communication campaign to Mgmt/Staff
  • M&A:
    • Due Diligence benefits comparative review/recommendations
    • Participate in applicable Q&A discussions
    • As applicable, work with or broker/plan administrators to develop ‘temp’ plans to mirror ones that would terminate for M&A integrating staff
  • New Studio:
    • Involved in all benefits related integration/migration activities. Would include side by side plan comparisons, Integrating employee education, BenAdmin/Insurance Carrier/Internal setup protocols


  • 4+ years of prior benefits or finance experience for a national employer
  • Proven Mergers & Acquisition experience (including Due Diligence review; Integration; Migration)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential employee information with discretion and good judgment
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, including Outlook, Excel and Word

A plus:

  • Prior experience with Bswift, NetSuite, Dayforce, ADP systems
  • Experience with benefits administration software


  • Benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Vacation and sick leave – Keywords offers vacation accrued at 15 days per calendar year, 2 floaters and sick leave accrued at 56 hours per year (unless otherwise required by local laws), based on a 40 hour work week
  • Life & Disability coverage
  • Paid Basic and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary Legal, Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity coverage
  • Voluntary FSA
  • 401(k) retirement plan

The salary range reflected is an estimate of base pay and varies per state. The base for this position is between $80,000 – 95,000.

Keywords Studios is dedicated to following a well-established Equal Opportunities Policy. We endeavor to create a workplace, which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.


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Role Information: EN

Studio: Keywords Studios

Location: United States

Area of Work: HR

Service: People & Culture

Employment Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time, Remote