About Us

We craft the marketing solutions the hospitality, event, and wedding industries rely upon to reach and attract customers. We boast an award-winning team of designers, writers, salespeople, and marketers dedicated to creating more loyalty, more sales, and more opportunities for every client. We are Hawthorn Creative.    

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We are hospitality, travel, and event specialists attuned to the needs of the industries we serve, melding design, editorial, financial, and sales experience to craft award-winning solutions for our clients’ needs. Meet the leadership team responsible for your next successful campaign.


Jessica Kaiser



Melissa Wannop


Ben Morse


Ryan Brandt


Aimee Skidds


We put our time and expertise where our hearts are, donating our creative services and energies to making a difference in the organizations that improve lives and the world around us.



Whether it’s closing a deal or designing a first proof, creativity and strategy are at the heart of every role here at Hawthorn.

Come work with us.

Content Manager

Do you have a way with written words – no, we don’t just mean that you can write; we mean, you make sentences sing, like Hallelujah Chorus sing? You’ll spend your days coming up with story ideas based on client objective, crafting and refining both digital and print stories with writers, polishing your own writing under the direction of in-house editors, working directly with graphic designers to make it all look its best, and generally shepherding the content through to a finished project that would make your mom proud. Like hang-on-the-mantle proud.

The Content Manager will both assist and manage several concurrent custom magazine projects (primarily) as well as blog websites. Almost all projects will focus on travel/destination content for our clients who are some of the biggest and most notable names in the hospitality industry (hotels and resorts, ski resorts, hotel brands, and beyond).


What You Will Be Doing:

  • Develop story ideas and editorial lineups directly with clients to blend their marketing objectives with the kind of editorial chops that will keep leisure travelers engaged.
  • Report and write stories for custom magazines and destination blog sites.
  • Assign and content edit stories submitted by both internal writers and freelancers.
  • Work hand-in-hand with more senior Content Managers, graphic designers, and photo editors to make every story look its absolute best.
  • Develop edit calendars, produce email campaigns, review analytics, and manage blog posts for ongoing blog websites.
  • Additional responsibilities may include loading content into websites, copy writing and execution of other projects, research projects, and fact checking.


What You Need for this Position:

  • 1-3 years’ experience, plus bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field.
  • Expert-level journalistic-style writing skills.
  • An unwavering commitment to deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of SEO and keyword principles as it relates to writing for the web.
  • A plus: Working understanding of WordPress, keyword tools, and Adobe Creative Cloud (primarily InDesign).
  • A bigger plus: Experience building editorial concepts where the visual end product is king.
  • Bonus points: experience with Salesforce, as well as skiing/riding.
  • Ability to work in our Portsmouth, NH office.


Top Reasons to Work with Us:

  • Industry leader known for its powerful design and compelling content creation for top names in the hospitality and tourism industry – resorts and hotels, ski resorts, hotel brands, and beyond.
  • Ability to see the beautiful results of your work come to fruition, working hand in hand with top designers, content managers, developers, photo editors, and senior leadership.
  • A dog-friendly office, charity give-back time and events, and a work-hard, play-hard company culture.


What’s in It for You:

  • Competitive salary: DOE.
  • Full benefits package: medical, dental, vision, FSA, LTD & Life, STD.
  • Generous PTO with additional time off for hitting company goals.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • 401K plan with matching.
  • Subsidized gym membership & more benefits


Please send resume, three journalistic writing samples, and cover letter to

Graphic Design Internship

We are looking for an intern for 16 hours per week to assist in supporting our design team with various duties, including production, image cropping, file management, and photo research. Candidate must have solid technical skills in Photoshop and InDesign, as well as a positive attitude and strong work ethic.


This internship is unpaid; however, you will be doing actual work that our designers do currently and not fetching coffee. If you like to work hard and want to learn skills you will actually use in the job force, this is the internship for you.


Requirements: must be enrolled in or have graduated from an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program in Graphic Design.


Electronic samples are required. Please send resume and five to ten electronic design samples or link to online portfolio to Candidates must be local and available for an in-person interview.