Job Opportunities

Project Manager: full time
Salary: $35,000 – $50,000 (based on experience)
Benefits: health + dental insurance

Hairpin is hiring a project manager to join our creative team. This position is crucial to the success, productivity and well-being of the agency. You will be the point person for both clients and the Hairpin team. You will be a part of all aspects of work from concept to completion. This critical role requires emotional intelligence, focus and a sense of humor in equal measures.

We are looking for someone who is thoughtful, organized, flexible and kind. A person who believes in social justice and the power of stories. Someone who appreciates great design and strategic thinking. You have the ability to work independently and know when to ask for help. You love to solve problems and dream of efficiencies. You get an irrational satisfaction from checking off the boxes on to-do lists.

Hairpin builds brands for world-changers, do-gooders and hell-raisers. We partner with mission-driven organizations that are changing the status quo, fighting for justice, lifting all voices, demanding equity and speaking truth to power. We are a team of creative collaborators determined to use our talents for the greater good and have as much fun as possible. We are based in Brookline, MA.

The Details:

  • Be the first line of contact between the Hairpin team and the world
  • Have a pulse on all of projects
  • Write posts for Hairpin’s social media feeds and marketing newsletter, and drive the company’s social media presence
  • Build trust and rapport with your teammates and clients
  • Create realistic deadlines for yourself and the team
  • Can manage client expectations
  • Create project schedules, calendars, to-dos
  • Keep schedule up-to-date by accounting for changes in project deliverables or plans
  • Review RFPs
  • Prepare, copy edit and proof new business proposals
  • Regularly check-ins with team on their progress
  • Participate in meetings from kick-off to launch. Help with agendas, note-taking and dissemination of information to team
  • Help source, schedule and manage talent (photographers, illustrators, cinematographers, developers, sound-recordists)
  • Have comfort using (or be willing to learn!): Harvest, Basecamp, Powerpoint, Microsoft Office, GoogleDocs
  • Help with writing and editing copy for marketing collateral, publicity materials and websites.
  • Help produce websites, videos and photo shoots
  • Research areas of focus and create team briefs
  • Assist team on branding, messaging and communications workshops and trainings
  • Love to celebrate successes and share lessons learned

You:

  • Believe in social justice and the power of stories
  • Appreciate great design and strategic thinking
  • Have the ability to work independently and know when to ask for help
  • Love to solve problems and dream of efficiencies
  • Know how to build relationships with all different kinds of people
  • Prioritize and set clear objectives and expectations
  • Can shift gears when necessary
  • Like to roll up your sleeves and dig in to challenges big and small
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Take initiative
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Are a flexible team player
  • Are chronically curious
  • Thrive on organization
  • Spot opportunities and have the courage to take them
  • Are open to learning new workflows, programs, platforms and best practices
  • Do not take yourself too seriously
  • Can give and take constructive feedback
  • Can make people feel welcome and appreciated
  • Can roll with the punches and make lemonade out of lemons
  • Are comfortable with change, in all its forms

Send resume to: hello@hairpin.org

Graphic Design Intern 
Hourly: $20 hour

The Job:

  • Take part in designing and producing brand identity, digital media, print collateral, video, animation, interiors – from inception to final product.
  • Collaborate with our team and interface with clients.
  • Support our team in creating presentations, maintaining internal systems and researching creative projects.

You:

  • Passionate about design and the user experience
  • Believe in social justice and the power of stories
  • Have proficiency Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc…)
  • A flexible thinker who can craft new designs and be ready to switch gears when priorities change
  • Interested in learning new tools and techniques
  • Have a background in design, filmmaking, or fine arts

Send resume and link to your portfolio to: hello@hairpin.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion.