Hoefler & Co. is always looking for great people.

You can learn a little of our story online. Poke around and you’ll find that we’re a well-respected industry leader, with twenty years’ work that includes some of the world’s most famous fonts — the ones that are part of the world’s most recognizable brands, its favorite things to read, and its most beloved institutions. Dig deeper and you’ll discover some remarkable things that you never knew about fonts or the people who make them: that the Museum of Modern Art has four of our typefaces in its permanent collection, that our Gotham typeface was credited with helping put Barack Obama in the White House, and that Fast Company listed us third among the fifty most innovative design companies in America.

What you won’t discover is what it’s like to work here. What it’s like to be in the company of detail-oriented fanatics, who are passionate about every part of the customer experience, from the way a typeface is designed to the ways in which it’s licensed. To be part of a close-knit family of problem solvers who bring extraordinary heart to everything they do, and share in the delights of a clever piece of code, a smart turn of phrase, or a well-designed product. To work at a small company that has a global reach, but is refreshingly free of startup jitters and management fire drills. To work together to create the things that people truly love.

We’re always on the lookout for the right people to join us on the journey forward. (And not just typeface designers: two thirds of us are programmers, web developers, marketers, managers, and salespeople.) Whatever our specialties, what unites us is an obsession to bring fine design everywhere, from websites to mobile apps to eBooks and beyond. If these are your goals too, we’d like to hear from you.


 

Community Manager

H&Co. has an opportunity for a clear-thinking technophile who’s interested in fonts, loves design generally, and derives real satisfaction from helping people solve problems. As our Community Manager, you’ll be instrumental in helping a wide range of people work with our fonts, from graphic designers, to web developers, to people designing mobile apps.

This position is perfect for someone who loves technology but isn’t interested in being a full time engineer, or loves design but isn’t necessarily a practicing designer. Candidates should have professional experience working with clients, and experience developing web content. A knowledge of font technologies is a plus, but not required, but be a fast learner. In any case, you must be someone who’s conversant with how technology works: come in knowing what HTML and CSS are, know your way around a stylesheet, and understand how a web page makes its way from server to browser.

This is a full-time salaried position at our New York office, open to US citizens or those with authorization to work in the US.

Required Qualifications

  • Great communication skills: be someone who can write and speak both clearly and persuasively, and can handily explain technical concepts in non-technical language
  • Great people skills: be someone who’s comfortable working with others, and can treat client issues with both urgency and care
  • Great technical skills: be someone who’s genuinely into technology, quick to learn what makes things tick, and insatiably curious about what’s on the horizon
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of HTML and CSS

If you join our team, your essential duties will be:

  • Work with clients to find the solutions that best fit their needs, considering the visual, technical, and licensing options available
  • Guide clients with respect to “best practices,” and help them with installation or implementation issues
  • Monitor social media and other online feedback outlets regarding H&Co. licensing, implementation and service issues
  • Work with the rest of the team to develop resources for customers, like online documentation and answers to FAQs
  • Work with our Product Manager to develop requirements to improve our website and services based on feedback from our clients

Some of the perks of working at Hoefler & Co. include

  • Working with a great group of creative and technical individuals
  • Summer Fridays: every Friday from July 4 to Labor Day is a company half-day
  • A fantastic office space in the NoHo district of New York City
  • A comprehensive benefits package

Contact

Please send a letter and resume to hr-cm@typography.com. You’re welcome to include any other material that you feel distinguishes you as a candidate.

 

Front-end Developer

We’re looking for smart and ambitious front-end developers who are ready to flex their muscles.

Our site and web apps serve a discerning audience of tech-savvy designers. We’re looking for developers who are up to the challenge of delivering thoughtful, intuitive, and delightful experiences to readers who appreciate the difference, and have come to expect the best. If you’re looking for an opportunity to do all the things you wish you could at your current job, to join a team of people who share your enthusiasm for what’s possible, and to work for a company that values invention, care, and getting it right, read on.

We’re looking for candidates with impeccable chops: a mastery of current web technologies and practices, a sharp eye for detail and an unshakable understanding of how it all comes together to deliver the site. You must be fluent in JavaScript and CSS3/HTML5, be up to speed on the modern technologies like React and SASS, and live and breathe web standards and optimization. Come in with a list of technologies you’re excited to explore.

This is a full-time salaried position at our New York office, open to US citizens or those with authorization to work in the US.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong JavaScript knowledge and experience with one or more application frameworks (experience with React is a plus)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Industry experience developing with tools like SASS, Webpack, Gulp/Grunt and Backbone
  • Strong command of web standards, responsive and adaptive design, progressive enhancement and graceful degradation, optimization techniques, dynamic content retrieval, state management, and techniques for accessibility and device-portability
  • Experience writing sustainable code with test coverage, using Git for source control
  • At least 3 years of professional development experience working on a team

If you join our team, your essential duties will be:

  • Contribute to the development and evolution of Hoefler & Co. web properties and applications
  • Make recommendations for refining existing services and creating new ones, in order to address changes in standards, customer expectations, behavior patterns, and best practices
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate front-end technology and conventions suitable for the delivery of new products and services
  • Commit to agile processes for project development and QA to ensure that work is done well and completed on time
  • Profiling and maintaining JavaScript web apps (memory leaks, garbage collection, etc.)
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of standards, emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices

Highlights at H&Co.

  • Working with a great group of creative and technical individuals
  • Summer Fridays: every Friday in the summer is a company half-day
  • A fantastic office space in the NoHo district of New York City
  • A comprehensive benefits package

Contact

Please send a letter and resume to Jimmy Mooney at mooney@typography.com. You’re welcome to include any other material that you feel distinguishes you as a candidate.

 

Hoefler & Co. is located in New York’s historic NoHo neighborhood, in The Cable Building at the corner of Broadway and Houston.

We’re near twelve subway lines: the B, D, F and M at Broadway-Lafayette, the 6 at Bleecker Street, the N and R at Prince Street, the C and E at Spring Street, and the J, Q, and Z at Canal Street.

NoHo and its surrounding neighborhoods — SoHo, Nolita, the Lower East Side, the East Village, Chinatown, and Greenwich Village — are home to some of the city’s finest architecture, its best coffeeshops, and its most sought-after food trucks.


Hoefler & Co.
611 Broadway, Room 725
New York, NY 10012-2608

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