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History Is Made By


Find Your Place in History Here

At History Factory, you won’t find big machines cranking out widgets and gadgets. Instead, you’ll work with smart, fascinating people doing interesting and unusual work–collecting, organizing and archiving materials found deep within a company’s history. Together, we interpret the gems of authentic content we find in a company’s past and develop programs to help it chart its future.

History degree not required

Only advanced degrees of curiosity and passion

To thrive here, the main requirements are an inquisitive mind, a collaborative spirit, infectious enthusiasm, and a strong desire to help our clients write the next chapter in their history.


Make History

Location: Washington, DC or Chicago, IL
Published: May 14, 2021

Qualifications & Responsibilities
The Account Executive will be responsible for managing the planning and tactical implementation of assigned projects as well as manage client relationships relative to those programs. The Account Executive will serve as the primary day-to-day contact with clients and coordinate with internal creative and archival teams.


  • Effectively manage communications and archival programs for assigned accounts, including program recommendations, project execution and results analysis.
  • Act as the day-to-day client point of contact, developing and maintaining relationships with clients at appropriate levels.
  • Organize, lead, and deliver follow-up communications and actions for internal and client status calls.
  • Possess minute-by-minute knowledge of all work in progress.
  • Establish and communicate client and internal team priorities and deadlines.
  • Work independently and with others as part of a team in a highly organized and detail-oriented manner while coordinating multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Lead and/or assist in the development of creative briefs, presentations, program reports and status reports.
  • Manage and report on job cost related to assigned projects.
  • Effectively negotiate client and agency needs and desires.
  • Proactively identify and communicate opportunities to grow the business on assigned accounts.
  • Ensure project profitability.

Background/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or Communications. Advanced degree a plus.
  • 3-5 years of experience working at an advertising, communications or marketing  agency, or within a corporate marketing/communications department is required.
  • Applicable internship experience will be considered.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. A writing sample may be requested.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint expertise plus familiarity with Google Suite and project management tools/systems.
  • Proven track record in execution of detailed projects and ability to demonstrate critical decision-making skills.
  • Management of marketing/communications programs for one or more client programs, including strategic planning, project execution and results analysis. Knowledge and experience with internal and external channel a plus.

Examples of Duties:

  • Manages execution of projects, delegates tasks and monitors progress to ensure timely, accurate delivery of service.
  • Develops creative briefs, manages development and execution of creative concepts.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with clients through daily contact and ensures client satisfaction.
  • Monitors HF processes and quality control procedures.
  • Develops project estimates, manages project budgets, and coordinates project billing.
  • Leads the weekly internal and client status meeting.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Email only, please no phone calls.

Location: Chantilly, VA
Published: June 5, 2020

History Factory is a specialized professional services firm that helps organizations leverage their heritage for strategic business purposes.  Central to this value is designing, building and implementing modern archives and content solutions that enable organizations to capture, access and apply their institutional memory.

Over our 40-year history, History Factory has developed unparalleled experience architecting physical and digital archives. Our capabilities, insights, and expertise have enabled us to build and maintain high-performance archives for industry leading corporations, associations, and non-profits.  The Consulting Archivist will be a key contributor to this legacy of leadership and future growth of our archives services.

The Consulting Archivist will work within diverse project environments to deliver innovative work that ranges from strategy to execution and ongoing management. The Consulting Archivist’s primary responsibility will be to work with senior client leaders and functional areas to develop a deep understanding of the organization’s current information landscape and recommend archival strategies and programs that will deliver business value.  Recommendations will reflect each client’s unique business environment as well as archival best practices, and industry, technology, and cultural trends. (S)he will also be responsible for building and managing client collections, supporting thought leadership and business development efforts, and helping inform future archives and content solutions.

The position will report to the Managing Archivist and indirectly to the Chief Administrative.

Key Responsibilities

Working independently and in collaboration with History Factory’s archives leadership, senior leaders, colleagues, account leads, and others the Consulting Archivist shall undertake the following efforts.


  • Define engagements and plans for the analysis of clients’ archival assets, technologies, and associated operational processes.
  • Interview client leaders and teams to understand business and project goals and gather relevant information and insights to define requirements expectations, and opportunities.
  • Recommend archives designs, strategies, and architectures that will enhance business value by improving service, controlling costs, preventing unforeseen issues, promoting use, and providing for the future growth of physical and/or digital content.
  • Evaluate and recommend architectures and processes for capturing physical and born-digital content.
  • Educate clients regarding the value of archives and key aspects of archival program architecture and design (e.g. scalability, accessibility, manageability, relevance, affordability, always considering the appropriate incorporation of technology)
  • Ensure archival solutions align with the client’s program vision
  • Effectively present recommendations to client teams and executive management
  • Take responsibility for developing and delivering analysis reports on time and budget.

Thought Leadership and Business Development Support

  • Provide support for sales and business development including participating in client meetings and assisting in the creation of proposals.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on archives and digital content trends in support of innovation and transformation of archives and content solutions.
  • Contribute to firm-wide thought leadership and marketing materials.
  • Identify opportunities and support the conversion of assessments into broader engagements

Execution and Ongoing Service Operations

  • Process collections of archival assets in all formats
  • Build taxonomies and controlled vocabularies for archives and curated content solutions
  • Create descriptive metadata that supports the discovery and identification of resources
  • Perform activities necessary to conduct and manage digitization projects; including preparation of originals for digitization; project tracking; metadata creation and collection; and version control
  • Apply information retrieval techniques to meet the diverse research needs of end-user organizations
  • Curate and compile archival information on subjects, themes, and interests relevant to client needs
  • Oversee teams and/or work efforts at a client facility and/or within History Factory


  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS)
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in archives
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience developing and implementing future-focused archives programs

Desired Experience

  • Deep knowledge of archival and content management technologies (legacy and emerging) and a commitment to continue to broaden technology skills
  • Experience working with executives, senior leaders, and administrators in large organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business environments including an understanding of business case development and ROI considerations
  • Understanding of the archives and content needs of marketing and communications functions
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Proven project management and the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Ability to creatively and analytically problem solve
  • Deep understanding of contemporary archives best practices, concepts, and challenges
  • Expertise in archival processing and digitization methods, procedures, and practices
  • Ability to convey complex technical issues in business terms
  • Experience in a business-to-business professional services firm
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with teammates and other areas within History Factory
  • Supervisory and leadership skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel and work off-site

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Email only, please no phone calls.