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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
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 Peter Krogh, Director of Digital Strategy at pkrogh@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 media collection manager 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 our director of digital strategies to 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
  • 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 archive
  • 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 Peter Krogh, Director of Digital Strategy at pkrogh@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 April 8th, 2019

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Sara Eagin, Senior Curator at seagin@historyfactory.com 

As we have multiple intern positions open for this summer, please clearly identify which position you are applying for.

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.