Active Interest Media

Thank you for visiting The assets of August Home Publishing Company were purchased by Active Interest Media in 2015. The Des Moines office is now the Creative Home Group. Visit the AIM website or see our career opportunities below.

At Active Interest Media, we believe the strength of our organization lies within the skill and talent of our employees.

The Creative Home group at Active Interest Media is always looking for talented individuals to join the team. We search for candidates with advanced knowledge and experience in one of our content areas: woodworking, gardening, and cooking. If you are a spirited and enthusiastic chef, gardener, DIY'er, or woodworker, and think you'd enjoy working for one of our magazines, we want to hear from you. While writing experience is important, we will consider candidates who do not have a writing background for editorial positions.

Our Brands

Garden Gate
Cuisine at home

Current Openings at the Creative Home Group

Editor, Woodsmith

Woodsmith magazine is looking for a Woodworking Editor to join the staff. Responsibilities include: researching, organizing, writing and editing high-quality, original copy; proofreading and editing own copy and that of other editors as requested; and gathering tools and supplies to test woodworking tips, techniques, and tools to be reviewed in the magazine. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for woodworking and enthusiasm to do whatever it takes to produce a quality magazine along with special interest books, how-to videos, web sites, email newsletters, and more! Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Word preferred. Previous magazine experience is a plus.

This is a full-time, in-house position is located in Des Moines, Iowa.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to or the address below:

Active Interest Media
ATTN: Human Resources
2200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Active Interest Media is an Equal opportunity employer.

Send a cover letter and resume to Active Interest Media Human Resources, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312 or apply online.

Graphic Designer, Garden Gate

Are you an experienced designer with a passion for creating great magazines? In this full-time staff position, you'll participate in planning meetings, develop page layouts, curate props and direct photo shoots, as well as, provide design support for marketing efforts and ancillary products. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in graphic design or commensurate experience, 4 + years of graphic design experience, strong attention to detail and excellent organizational and time management skills. Practical experience with InDesign and Photoshop is required. Ideal candidate will also have the ability to translate print content to Web/digital and social media platforms. Experience working in WordPress and basic video planning and editing skills is a plus.

This is a full-time position, located in Des Moines, IA. Title and salary commensurate with experience.

Send a cover letter and resume to Active Interest Media Human Resources, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312 or apply online.

To apply, send a cover letter and resumé to Active Interest Media c/o Human Resources, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312, or apply online.

All positions are located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Active Interest Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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