• Lilja team

We're hiring a communications assistant!



We're looking for a full-time Communications Assistant to join our team! This is a great opportunity for a soon-to-be college grad, or someone with 1-2 years of work experience under their belt.


Strong proofreading and project management skills are required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus!


You are:

  • A detail-oriented person who rarely lets things fall through the cracks

  • An excellent proofreader – you often find yourself correcting articles, social media posts and even people's grammar!

  • Organized, motivated and energetic

  • A voracious consumer of media – both traditional and social

  • Not afraid to take on a challenge

  • Committed to authenticity and professionalism

  • A collaborative team player

We are:

  • A small team of passionate professionals driven by purpose and the desire to make a difference

  • Committed to doing our best work to elevate our clients

  • Committed to supporting each other’s professional growth and development

  • Committed to keeping each other accountable to uphold our values (which includes maintaining a healthy work-life balance!)

  • Motivated to give back to our community – we donate to a wide variety of community-focused organizations across the country

  • Committed to reducing our impact on the planet – including powering our office with 100% renewable energy and utilizing non-toxic, sustainable products

Our clients are:

  • Purpose-driven foundations

  • Sustainably-minded businesses

  • Community-focused nonprofits

  • A privilege and joy to work with!

Assistant's primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide editing and proofreading of staff work, including news releases, articles, strategic plans and other materials.

  • Research, draft and verify media lists; manage editorial calendars for clients.

  • Monitor and maintain news sites, blogs and social media for clients.

  • Keep track of project timelines, deadlines, etc.

  • Provide support for LifeStories book projects as needed, including gathering, organizing and scanning source materials; corresponding with printers and book distributors; managing author website updates; and providing marketing/media support.

  • Assist with Lilja strategic website development, social media, newsletter, new business/RFP opportunities, pro bono work, etc.

  • Assist with day-to-day client needs, scheduling and client outreach.

  • Assist team with administrative tasks, including research assistance, office organization and managing accounts.

Requirements for the job:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or related field.

  • 1-2 years of experience working or interning in communications, public relations or related field.

  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, able to proofread for AP style; Chicago Manual of Style experience is a plus.

  • Attention to detail; strong project management skills.

  • Proficient in use of all Microsoft office products.

  • Basic graphic design skills using Adobe Creative Suite are a plus.

  • Familiar with interactive and social media.

  • Basic HTML skills are a plus.

  • Ability to prioritize work.

  • Works well on a team.

  • Ability to multitask and be flexible.


Compensation: $38,000–42,000 a year, plus annual bonus


Interested in joining our team? Submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Erica Winegar (erica@lilja.com).

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