We are one of the D.C. area’s leading marketing and communications recruiting and staffing firms. This is our story.
Do what you love.
We do what we love: Helping Washington, D.C. marketing and communications professionals find careers they love.
For years, friends and colleagues turned to Heidi Parsont for career support, guidance and networking assistance. Not only was she good at it: she parlayed it into a highly successful 15+-year-long career in marketing, recruiting and sales. So, after much research, number crunching and thoughtful consideration, Heidi decided to open her own shop and devote herself full time to doing what she loves most. And TorchLight Hire was born.
Click here to read a recently published interview with Heidi about how and why she founded TorchLight.
Today TorchLight is one of the Washington, D.C. region’s leading marketing and communications recruiters, matching some of the area’s most exciting companies with full-time, part-time and contract (freelance) marketing and communications professionals.
“Service” is our middle name.
We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide; we’re with you all the way.
Since opening our doors in 2012, TorchLight has enjoyed a 97% success rate with placements in a variety of marketing and communications jobs—leading to significant repeat business. We attribute our high success rate and return patronage to a customized approach that is built first and foremost upon our dedication to personalized, proactive service.
We make great matches.
We spend time getting to really know each employer and candidate, resulting in meaningful, long-term matches.
TorchLight is a trusted partner to the D.C. region’s leading businesses and organizations across the industrial spectrum. We place mid- to senior-level marketing, communications and product professionals in contract (freelance), contract-to-hire and permanent jobs with client companies doing business in the Washington, DC metro area.
You get the best of both worlds.
We’re fully engaged and dedicated to recruiting top talent — with speed and quality.
Most search firms operate on either a retained or a contingent search basis. TorchLight is different. We offer the best of both worlds. We work very closely with our clients and engage in a proactive, systematic process to find and recruit the best possible candidate for the position — just like a retained search firm.. However, our process is also time effective and you are charged only upon our successful placement of a candidate — just like a contingent search firm.
What’s in a name?
The story behind “TorchLight” begins and ends on the shores of Taylor Lake …
Since 1930, Colgate University has performed the Torchlight Ceremony. First-year students, bearing torches, are led up Colgate’s hill on orientation weekend by faculty and the members of the senior honor society. Four years later, on the night before commencement, graduating seniors proceed down Colgate’s hill to the shore of Taylor Lake to toss their torches into a bonfire and celebrate their last night together as a graduating class.
The four years Heidi spent at Colgate University hold some of her most cherished memories — in fact, she remains actively involved with the school. So, in tribute to her Alma Mater, Heidi decided to name her business after the ceremony that illuminated an important milestone of her life.