Editorial/Desktop Services Specialist

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All PR consultancies can look the same on the surface.

We encourage you to take a dive into our scene. We don’t adhere to the conventional PR agency playbook. A couple quick examples:

  • Client work serves as a North Star. We have never measured job performance by billability or reaching hourly quotas (how does that help the client?). Some say we’re maniacal about client service. We’re OK with that description.
  • We recognize that our client contacts have a big say in the overall experience of our staff. We’re not afraid to walk away from opportunities that aren’t underpinned by mutual respect. We even created a SlideShare some time ago that guides clients on how to get the most out of us. While the graphics are a bit dated, the content is still relevant.

We are The Hoffman Agency, a global communications consultancy. PRovoke Media named us “2021 Global Tech Agency of the Year.

Because the classic story arc typically doesn’t work in business communications, we invented our own storytelling methodology. In fact, we came out with a book on the topic.

Job Description

We are looking to hire an Editorial Services Specialist with expertise in editing as well as desktop publishing. You might be thinking we’ve combined two jobs into one. There’s some truth to this.

You’ll be joining our Editorial Services Director who has spoiled us with her skills in both areas.

Turning to the specifics —

The role involves editing a range of documents — news releases, media monitoring reports, white papers, social media posts, bylined articles, wrap-up reports, RFPs, etc. — and the list goes on. If finding a typo or aligning with the AP Stylebook triggers a splash of dopamine, you’re wired for this role.

The desktop publishing side of this role largely involves creating slide presentations. We believe design, imagery and typography blended together counter the “Death by PowerPoint” mantra. Developing slides becomes a high-stakes exercise when we’re competing for a new client.

In spite of the best laid plans, tight deadlines can unexpectedly surface.

We’re thinking five to 10 years of experience is about right for the role.

Experience with Editing Tools

  • AP Stylebook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Red pens

Experience with Desktop Publishing Tools

  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Stock photo databases (being able to explore and identify stock photos that don’t look like stock photos)

The Intangibles Matter

  • Brave (which leads to creativity)
  • Critical thinker
  • Team player
  • Accountable
  • Life-long learner
  • Curious
  • Sense of humor
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously

Flexible Workplace and Benefits

We’ve established a hybrid workplace with maximum flexibility. We also have staff members based outside of Portland, San Jose or Boston who are pure remotes. Regardless, we’ll ensure you have the right setup for home working that includes an extra monitor to pair with a laptop. We also provide a WFH stipend to shape your home environment as you see fit.

And our benefits are pretty darn good as you can see from the sample list of just some of them:

  • 20 PTO days
  • 11 holidays, including MLK day
  • 401(k) match
  • Going the extra kilometer (gain extra time off from going above and beyond)
  • Knock-off early on Fridays
  • Sabbatical program

We are a company that values diversity and inclusion. We also “care.

Come join us in pushing — and periodically shoving — the boundaries of communications.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to [email protected].

We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

To apply for this job email your details to resumeus@hoffman.com