Job Title
Communications Associate
Job Status
Remote Status

About the Job

WE ARE HOT PAPER LANTERN - HPL is an integrated agency that helps brands build their reputations and generate growth. We partner with our clients to engage and form deeper connections with employees, customers, investors, and influencers.

We are a collaborative team of strategists, storytellers, publicists, and performance marketers who develop campaigns based on a keen understanding of each audience’s needs. We are built to move fast, deliver results, and create opportunities that enable our clients to grow and thrive.  

Building trust. Making an impact. Forging long-term relationships. These are hallmarks of our agency and how we measure success with and for our clients  

In short, Hot Paper Lantern is a modern agency at the forefront of what’s next. You are what makes that possible.

Job Description

As an Associate at Hot Paper Lantern, this is what we expect:

  • Share your voice, opinions, ideas and feedback
  • Be honest, clear and direct
  • Deliver high-quality and on-time work
  • Go above and beyond the basic requirements
  • Challenge yourself and others to learn and grow
  • Reliable and team-oriented


  • Communications Industry Proficiency: Maintains an ongoing understanding of the changing role of communications and social media and actively contributes POV through idea generation, recommendations, and suggestions for improvement. Stays up to date on news, industry trends, and trending topics.  
  • Media Relations: Demonstrates acumen in media relations across trade, local, and national media, and consistently delivers results. Shows an understanding of the strategic and tactical elements of media relations, as well as the ability to build and grow working relationships with the media.  
  • Social Media: Demonstrates acumen in social media; able to play a community management role in social media across a variety of platforms and develop content for those platforms.  
  • Content Development: Demonstrates excellence across all written materials; executes a variety of writing assignments that span across Hot Paper Lantern’s different disciplines. Is a clear, concise, persuasive, and solid writer; where appropriate, shows creativity in business writing.  
  • Client Service & Account Support: Develops and maintains accurate and timely account reporting documents; conducts research and provides analysis; supports measurement efforts; demonstrates an ability to deliver quality work on multiple deadlines; ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas and provide feedback on accounts.  
  • Critical-thinking skills: Connects the dots between client requests/goals and how to achieve those goals; analyzes information and succinctly captures the essence in memos and other documents; can deliver compelling research documents.  
  • Brand Ambassador: Represents the agency well in client, new business, and marketing interactions; contributes ideas and knowledge to the agency with an eye on continuous improvement.  
  • Skills Development: Proactively seeks opportunities to deepen understanding of the client’s business, products, markets, and key influencers. Demonstrates initiative in undertaking projects to gain hands-on experience across Hot Paper Lantern’s diverse service offerings, including PR, marketing, creative, research, and digital strategies.

Required Skills / Experience

  • 1-2+ years of full-time experience, preferably in an agency environment.
  • Proven track record in earned media coverage.
  • B.A., or four-year equivalent in journalism, marketing, communications, or related industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role expectations, and can demonstrate basic experience in those known areas.

Salary range: $55,000-$60,000

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to

Equal Opportunity Employer

Hot Paper Lantern is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Hot Paper Lantern is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at