THE WINTHROP GROUP
CONSULTING HISTORIAN – HISTORY DIVISION
Founded in 1982, the Winthrop Group provides professional history and archival consulting services to leading organizations, families, executives, and entrepreneurs around the world. We help our clients capture and capitalize on the lessons from their past, yielding a fresh approach to complex challenges rooted in their own experience.
Winthrop’s History Division crafts a range of business, institutional and family histories, documentary films, oral history programs and digital content tailored to virtually any audience or purpose. We also offer an extensive set of consulting services—from case studies, culture audits, and white papers to brand and product histories, family advisory services, and compact “master narratives”™—designed to help our clients draw critical insights from their unique experience and lay the foundation for distinctive strategies and solutions that competitors find hard to match.
Winthrop has some 20 employees and a core group of contractors worldwide, along with a network of trusted partners with a broad range of technical, subject matter, and language expertise and an advisory board of distinguished academics, business leaders, and professionals. We maintain a culture of collegiality, trust, and mutual respect among partners and consultants, and place a premium on intellectual curiosity and camaraderie.
For more information about Winthrop, visit our website: http://www.winthropgroup.com
Winthrop’s History division invites applications for a full-time consulting historian. Reporting to the History division’s lead partner and working with other Winthrop partners and consultants in the United States and abroad, this person will:
- Research and write corporate, institutional, and family histories and other historical content, both published and proprietary and in a variety of format(s).
- Drive marketing and business development initiatives. Conduct market research, administer surveys of prospective clientele, direct research projects, coordinate input from Winthrop partners, consultants, and advisors, and produce content for marketing communications across multiple channels (e.g., blogs, white papers, social media, speaking opportunities).
- Take a leading role in conceiving and developing new products and platforms (especially in digital formats) for the delivery of authoritative, engaging, high-impact history.
- Draft and edit proposals for new or follow-on client work and, when business is sold, draft contracts for negotiation with the client.
- Draft and edit marketing collateral (e.g., 1-sheets, PowerPoint presentations, website copy, blog posts).
- Oversee History division projects, tracking performance against milestones and communicating regularly with client representatives and Winthrop project personnel; deliver financial and nonfinancial metrics for divisional and project performance.
- Help to grow Winthrop’s History practice through building out our network of contractors and advisors and eventually recruiting new employees.
Qualifications and Experience
- You have a passion for history and a deep interest in business; you want to help organizations learn from past experience, giving them the knowledge and perspective they need to build a successful future.
- You have a Ph.D. in history, ideally with coursework in business, labor, and/or economic history, and relevant business experience.
- You are an exceptional, versatile, deadline-driven writer.
- You are highly entrepreneurial; you are constantly seeking new opportunities to engage with people and clients around ideas and issues that matter to them.
- You are digitally savvy, with experience in communicating history and/or business insights effectively in digital formats.
- You have a high level of emotional intelligence, with the maturity and presence of mind needed to interact effectively with senior decision-makers, as well as with busy Winthrop partners, consultants, and administrative staff.
- You have experience managing complex projects or programs of work, with a record of producing superior financial and nonfinancial results.
- You are a self-starter, able to work independently with minimal supervision.
This role will be based in Winthrop’s main business office in New York. An exception may be made for superior candidates elsewhere, especially in the Boston/Cambridge area, although it is expected that you would visit New York on a regular basis.
Winthrop offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including vacation, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending plan, and professional development allowance.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample (max. 15 pages) and/or links to published work online, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for all applications is November 6, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.