35 Years: 1979–2014

Career Opportunities

At August Home Publishing Company, we believe the strength of our organization lies within the skill and talent of our employees.

August Home Publishing is always looking for talented individuals to join our company. We search for candidates with advanced knowledge and experience in one of our content areas: woodworking, home improvement, 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.

Current Openings at August Home Publishing Company

Interactive Graphic Designer

Active Interest Media (Des Moines location) is looking for an Interactive Graphic Designer. This full-time, in-house position will consist of a variety of design tasks, including digital design for web, mobile, and email content. The position will also be responsible for producing effective print marketing materials for Woodsmith, Cuisine at Home, and Garden Gate magazines.

The ideal candidate will have a solid foundation and understanding of basic design principles within digital mediums such as web, mobile, and tablet. He or she must also have a solid working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign), along with a good understanding of how digital design integrates with basic web programming such as HTML, CSS, and Java Script. Please note that this position is for a digital designer, not a web developer.

To be qualified for this position, we require 1-3 years of professional experience with a college degree (preferred). This candidate must be a self-starter, have good organizational skills, and be a team player that is willing to learn and grow from others within the company.

Active Interest Media offers a competitive salary, a great work environment, fitness facilities, health and dental benefits, and a 401k retirement plan.

Send cover letter, resume and samples of your work to professionals@augusthome.com or apply online at www.augusthome.com/careers.

Send a cover letter and resume to August Home Publishing Human Resources, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312 or apply online.

Promotion Analyst/Coordinator

Primary Objective:
Provide support as needed to assist in coordination of new direct mail campaigns. Manage billing, insert card and alternate new acquisition program activities to maximize profitability.

Direct Mail
• Assist in the development of direct mail campaigns(creative, testing, etc.)
• Manage promotion flows (creative, purchasing, expenses)
• Coordinates development/cost analysis/printing/inventory activity of premiums
• Other projects and duties as assigned

Billing and Insert Cards (and alternate new acquisition programs)
• Develop and maintain promotion schedules
• Compiles P/L analysis by source
• Coordinates development/cost analysis/printing/inventory activity of premiums
• Directs all printing activity and maintains inventory for insert and billing stock
• Directs all print programs and changes
• Directs new creative/testing. Tracks test performance and makes recommendations
• Provide response and expense forecasts for models and budget
• Other projects and duties as assigned

Professional Qualifications
• Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
• Works with minimal supervision, manages own time effectively, maintains control over all current projects/responsibilities. Follows up on all relevant issues.
• Excellent computer spreadsheet skills are required including extensive knowledge of MS Excel
• Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
• Detail oriented

Send a cover letter and resume to August Home Publishing Human Resources, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312 or apply online.

PT Sales Associates - Tools and Lumber, Woodsmith Store

The Woodsmith Store has immediate openings for part-time Sales Associates in the tool and lumber departments. We are looking for friendly, helpful people with a flexible schedule to work weekdays and weekend shifts. Must be available to work some Sundays.

Previous retail experience is a plus. The ideal candidates will possess excellent customer service skills, good attention to detail, good work ethic, phone skills, and have basic computer skills. The store hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 – 7:00, Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, and Sunday 11:00 – 4:00.

To apply, fill out an application at the Woodsmith Store, 10320 Hickman Road in Clive or online at www.augusthome.com

August Home Publishing is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, fill out an application at the Woodsmith Store, 10320 Hickman Road in Clive or apply online.

Staff Writer, Garden Gate

Garden Gate magazine is in need of a seasoned magazine writer who’s flexible enough to communicate in many forms of media. If you’re passionate about gardening and can inspire experienced gardeners as well as teach beginners in a friendly, conversational way, we want to hear from you!

As a Garden Gate team member, you would work on many editorial products: our bimonthly magazine, special interest books, Web site, how-to videos…and the list is growing!

Propose, research, develop and write editorial content
Edit your own and your peers’ work
Work with our design staff to secure art and photography
Scout gardens for photos – some travel required

The ability to work on many different projects and platforms at the same time with minimal supervision
A strong background in gardening (hands-on experience and/or education)
InDesign skills and digital media experience are helpful
Previous garden magazine experience a plus

The salary and title for this position will be based on candidate’s experience and skills.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to the address below:

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

Or, apply online at www.augusthome.com/careers.

Active Interest Media is an Equal opportunity employer

Send a cover letter and resume to August Home Publishing Human Resources, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312 or apply online.

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

All positions are located in Des Moines, Iowa.

August Home Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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