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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: April 25, 2019

Account director ensures that client satisfaction goals are met or exceeded and impacts client retention plus income and revenue growth. The director is assigned individuals/teams to deliver top quality strategic and creative output, mentors and provides direction to client and internal team. The director recognizes and develops business opportunities and assists in obtaining new Clients. You will report directly to the agency’s Executive Vice President.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains a clear understanding of client(s) business and how they measure success.
  • Applies strategic thinking to provide solutions and counsel, performing as a senior advisor to client management.
  • Develops new ideas, processes and programs to strengthen the value of the client relationship and increase agency income.
  • Develops and implements client evaluations and satisfaction programs to monitor the effectiveness of programs and overall client relationships.
  • Develops and implements efficient quality control methods for evaluating programs/solutions.
  • Solicits new business as identified by account development plans.
  • Provides ongoing training and support to Account Managers in the areas of client service and staff management.
  • Responsible for overall project management for specific clients or as assigned, including quality of Agency deliverables, monitoring staff utilization, deadlines, client billing and operating profit goals.
  • Responsible for developing strategic communications/content plans for select clients. 
  • Assists EVP with determining career planning and the development of Account Management staff.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

Advanced degree preferred with a concentration in a relative business area.

  • Minimum seven to ten years’ experience as a marketing generalist, specifically in the areas of strategic business planning, marketing, advertising and/or communications within an agency (or client) environment. 
  • Strong communication skills and proven management abilities with clients as well as all levels of agency staff.
  • Proven interpersonal and networking skills, with demonstrable success in growing accounts and expanding services sold to existing clients.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for history.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com. Email only, please no phone calls.

Location: Washington, DC
Published: April 24, 2019

The Director of Design will provide design leadership from development of concepts to implementation. Projects will include exhibit design (physical/digital), publication design, websites, brand development, collateral and more. The Director plans and directs the activities of the design team to maintain the company’s standards of creative excellence, timeliness and profitability while achieving our clients’ goals. You will report to the agency’s Executive Vice President.

Responsibilities

  • Provides design leadership from concept to completion for both Client and History Factory initiatives. 
  • Prepares visual presentations for assigned projects.
  • Works with client resources to confirm project objectives, deliverables and other expectations in support of project creative briefs.
  • Collaborates with fellow creative team members on design and digital/media options to meet project objectives, budget, and schedule.
  • Collaborates with Agency/project leaders to ensure client and project objectives are met.
  • Collaborates with production on budgeting, schedule, and supervision of outside services, including production contractors.
  • Provides advice and assistance as needed to ensure optimal quality of design deliverables.
  • Leads and/or prepares all design documentation and specifications for client review and approval prior to release to fabricators, printers, programmers, etc.
  • Works with leadership to assign, develop and manage design resources.
  • Directs, mentors and develops staff performance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A very strong portfolio of past creative work with exhibit/museum design emphasis.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in design and at least 10 years experience including design/personnel management, exhibit, print and digital/interactive design.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience working in collaboration with other creative team members.
  • Familiarity with campaign, brand management, and corporate identity work.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital graphic/visual design techniques and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of graphic software programs for Mac, including Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. AR/VR, CAD and/or 3-d modeling experience a plus.
  • Good working knowledge of electronic production process and print production process.
  • Proven ability to deliver high-quality work on schedule and within budget.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for history.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com. Email only, please no phone calls.

Location: Washington, DC
Published: April 22, 2019

History Factory is a pioneer in finding and applying authentic content for leading companies and brands. We blend strategic, curatorial, research and creative skills in a way that makes us a unique resource for clients.

We have an entry level opportunity on our digital asset management (DAM) team. We’re looking for a detail-oriented fast learner who wants to make a career in the burgeoning field of digital media management. Candidates don’t need prior work experience in the field, but must bring a strong interest in digital media and metadata along with a passion for organizing information. 

Digital media services are an area of rapid growth within our company, and this position offers an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and put them to work for some of the most well-known companies in America. You’ll operate at the intersection of archives, heritage-based storytelling and new media technologies.

Responsibilities of the associate collection manager include:

  • Helping to create digital archives for our roster of high-profile clients.
  • Work with our internal team to create and apply taxonomy.
  • Review inbound media for color, format, metadata.
  • Prepare media for inclusion in client archives.
  • Apply metadata tags to media.
  • Metadata migration from CSV into embedded tag structure.
  • Work onsite with our clients when necessary.
  • Maintain our company archives of portfolio and business development material.

Required skills, knowledge & experience

  • Strong interest in digital media collection management as a career.
  • Conversant in metadata, media file formats and file management software.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite applications and good Excel chops.
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Keen interest in learning and applying new technologies.
  • Demonstrated interest in history and business.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com 

Location: Washington, DC
Published: March 22, 2019

History Factory is a pioneer in finding and applying authentic content for leading companies and brands. We blend strategic, curatorial, research and creative skills in a way that makes us a unique resource for clients.

We are looking for an experienced digital asset management professional to enhance our service offering in all phases of media collection, preparation and management. Candidates should have experience working with corporate or institutional media, and should be comfortable working directly with client stakeholder teams.

Our digital media collection is an area of rapid growth within our company, and this position offers an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and put them to work for some of the most well-known companies in America. You’ll operate at the intersection of archives, heritage-based storytelling and new media technologies.

Responsibilities of the collection manager include:

  • Helping to create digital archives for our roster of high-profile clients.
  • Work with the Director of Digital Solutions and other leadership to define and implement new services.
  • Taxonomy development specific to client needs.
  • Quality control of inbound media for color, format, metadata.
  • Evaluation of client-held media as part of archival assessments.
  • Prepare media for inclusion in client archives.
  • Apply metadata tags to media.
  • Metadata migration from CSV into embedded tag structure.
  • Lead implementations and work onsite with our clients when necessary.
  • Maintain our company archives of portfolio and business development material.

Required skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Experience with DAM integration, metadata tagging, digital-native cataloging and file organization processes.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite applications and good Excel chops.
  • Experience in a creative firm, museum setting or corporate archives.
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Keen interest in learning and applying new technologies.
  • Demonstrated interest in history and business.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to proactively identify and address potential project and/or client issues.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com

Location: Washington, DC
Published: March 18, 2019

History Factory is a pioneer in finding and applying authentic content for leading companies and brands. We blend strategic, curatorial, research and creative skills in a way that makes us a unique resource for clients.

We are looking for an intern to support our DAM cataloging and digital content management programs. Candidates should have an interest in history and corporate culture as well as strong communication and organizational skills.

Working for History Factory provides interns with an opportunity to further build their research and writing skills, expand their understanding of history and corporate culture in the context of today’s business environment, and explore a variety of career opportunities.

The DAM digital content management intern will:

  • Process and catalog new research materials into DAM system
  • Organize and maintain research files for several projects
  • Tag and merge metadata into assets for inclusion in DAM system
  • Establish processes and procedures for file organization and DAM integration as part of project process
  • Assist teams with researching and fact-checking heritage-based content using corporate archival collections and other resources.
  • Assist teams with other client, business development and firm management projects as needed.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience with DAM integration, metadata tagging, digital-native cataloging and file organization processes.
  • Experience in a creative firm or museum setting.
  • A high level of curiosity.
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in history and business.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to proactively identify and address potential project and/or client issues.

Candidates should be available to work in the Washington, D.C., office (near Dupont Circle) part or full time for the summer. A stipend is available. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, but need to be submitted no later than May 8th, 2019.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com.

Location: Washington, DC or Chicago, IL
Published: January 30, 2019

The primary function of the Content Strategist’s job at History Factory is developing content strategy based on a company or client’s business objectives and their customer or end user’s needs. You will oversee content requirements and develop various deliverables across a project life cycle.

You will create and help maintain editorial calendars, style guides, taxonomies, metadata frameworks and content migration plans. You may also be responsible for managing other employees and/or freelancers, maintaining budgets, and assisting with the technical integration of content.

You have the analytical abilities necessary to gather/distill key business and user insights, and apply your planning skills to create a long-term vision for the content that’s generated. Project management experience will help you keep projects on track and within budget.

You have the ability to compellingly communicate a brand’s story, and a design sensibility to envision how content will be presented or distributed in visual and audio storytelling formats other than text-based articles.

A firm understanding of user experience and strong search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) skills are preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct content audits and gap analyses in support of strategy development
  • Develop content strategies based on the client’s business objectives and aligned to their stakeholders and/or end users.
  • Use content frameworks and standards for the creation, curating, publishing and governance of original, licensed, and user-generated content for a range of client applications, and across a wide range of industries. This includes writing both short and long form authentic content, plus creating and maintaining editorial calendars, style guides, taxonomies, metadata frameworks, and content migration plans.
  • Partner with creative leads, designers, researchers, and client-facing executives to optimize the content elements based on usability, intuitiveness, consistency, business metrics, and time to market for our clients.
  • Assure all content meets standards of quality, measured in terms of persuasion, consistency, authenticity and uniqueness
  • Estimate work effort for budgeting purposes and help clarify deliverables
  • Review other products and content design approaches to understand emerging standards and innovation
  • Advocate for best content practices throughout the agency

Requirements

To be successful, it is a given that you are gifted with words, able to craft, curate, edit and align information. You also should be effective in content organization as well as the art of persuasion and marketing. A real passion for experimentation and an ability to move quickly is a plus. Ideally, we’d love someone with:

  • Knowledge of mobile first and responsive content strategies
  • Knowledge of the development and maintenance of both structured and unstructured content types
  • Concept skills and creative thinking with an eye for distinction
  • A professional and personal portfolio of useful and engaging content solutions in highly dynamic environments
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Marketing and Optimization strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management experience, including evidence of ability to keep within challenging deadlines and budget constraints.

Experience

  • Degree in a relevant field (English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing)
  • 4-5 years minimum professional experience with content strategy
  • Writing, revising, sourcing and aggregating content
  • Superior content development skills and strategic thinking
  • Writing for diverse audiences.
  • Developing content solutions for a variety of b2b and b2c challenges
  • Working with design and development teams
  • With responsive Web design solutions
  • Familiarity working with DAM systems, Google Docs, as well as MS Office tools
  • Working for an agency or in-house client-side marketing/communications team
  • Engaging and fun personality
  • Innate curiosity with proactive mentality towards problem solving and experimentation
  • Highly organized.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com. Email only, please no phone calls.