Benjamin is an editor, writer, producer, video host, and curator. After five years touring internationally as a percussionist, he was brought on at the New Yorker to cover the local music scene, a position he still holds. In 2011, he founded Noisey, VICE's music site. In 2013, he was promoted to Senior Editor of VICE. His essays and reporting have been featured in a variety of publications, including a book on Daniel Johnston for Bloomsbury Publishing, to be released in 2016.