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

Cashier, Woodsmith Store

The Woodsmith Store has an immediate opening for part-time Cashiers. We are looking for friendly, helpful people with a flexible schedule to work weekdays and weekend shifts. Previous retail experience is a plus. The ideal candidates will possess excellent customer service skills, good work ethic, phone skills, and have computer and/or cash register knowledge. 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 apply online.

Circulation Direct Mail Analyst

August Home Publishing has an immediate opening for a Circulation Direct Mail Analyst. This full-time position involves the coordination and management of information critical to the decision making processes of the new subscriber acquisition channel. Responsibilities include the timely and accurate generation of direct mail reports, campaign list selection and analysis, and all associated processes and procedures. This person will also assist in the coordination of all new subscriber direct mail campaigns. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented with advanced MS Excel knowledge, and also possess excellent analytical skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. High motivation, organization, self direction, and effective communication skills are a must. 3+ years of previous experience; a degree in business, finance or accounting; and a background in direct mail, direct marketing and/or magazine circulation is preferred.

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

Garden Center Sales Associates, Woodsmith Store

We are looking for friendly, helpful people with a flexible schedule to work weekdays and weekend shifts assisting customers with plant material, stocking inventory, and helping with general maintenance of the garden center, such as watering and general plant care. The ideal sales candidate will possess excellent customer service skills, knowledge of container gardening and horticulture, and a flexible schedule. Previous retail experience is a plus. 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 apply online.

Paint Specialist, Woodsmith Store

The Woodsmith Store has an immediate opening for part-time Paint Specialists. These candidates will be responsible for assisting customers with color choices, sales, mixing paint, and stocking and displaying merchandise. The ideal candidate will have previous retail experience in a paint department or store, will have a flexible schedule and be able to work some weekends. Exceptional customer service skills are a must. Cashier experience helpful. 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 apply online.

Photography Internship, Garden Gate

August Home Publishing Co. is looking to fill a 2014 summer internship working with Garden Gate magazine. The intern will work closely with the Senior Photographer and the design and editorial staffs to prepare and create images for print and electronic products. Schedule is flexible with a maximum of 40 hours a week. The internship has a flexible start/end dates.

Qualifications and responsibilities include:
• Familiarity with digital SLR camera and comfort handling camera equipment and lighting
• A working knowledge of Capture One and Photoshop software or other image manipulation software is ideal. Image retouching experience is a plus.
• Must be able to collaborate with the Garden Gate team as well as work independently to create images for current and future stories.
• Assist with scheduled photo shoots on location and in a studio setting.
• Scout locations and gather photo props.
• Undertake photography assignments, skills permitting.
• Assist with digital post production process.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, please include non-returnable samples of your work or provide a link to an online gallery of sample images.

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

Sales Associate, Woodsmith Store

The Woodsmith Store has an immediate opening for part-time Sales Associates. We are looking for friendly, helpful people with a flexible schedule to work weekdays and weekend shifts. Previous retail, woodworking experience, and computer knowledge a plus. 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 apply online.

Senior Editor, Garden Gate

Do you love digging in the soil and digging into a story to share helpful advice with other gardeners? When you visit gardens, do you know every plants name – both common and botanical? You may be the perfect addition to Garden Gate’s editorial team!

At Garden Gate, you’d:
• Propose, research and write about interesting garden topics in easy-to-access formats
• Edit your own work and your peers’ work
• Work with our creative design staff to secure art and photography
• Travel to gardens and cities to coordinate photo shoots a few times a year

The ideal candidate has these passions and talents:
• The ability to work on many different projects and platforms at the same time with minimal supervision
• A skill for clearly and enthusiastically pitching an idea, then working with different departments to turn that idea into a well-thought-out and well-planned story
• Previous garden magazine experience
• A strong background in gardening (Landscape design training and experience a plus)
• A degree in horticulture and/or journalism
• Experience translating print content to digital media
• InDesign skills

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

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

Web Developer

August Home Publishing is currently seeking a Web Developer to join its technology team. The Web Developer will collaborate with other team members to create and implement diverse web projects.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A deep rooted passion for technology. Someone willing to go out on a limb and try new things.
• 3-6 years experience working as a front end web developer.
• Extensive HTML/CSS experience. Must be comfortable translating Photoshop mockups into finished products.
• Experience with JavaScript required.
• Experience with at least one scripting language (Python, PHP, Perl) preferred.
• Working knowledge of MySQL and database concepts preferred.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment with little supervision and be able to translate business requirements into finished products.
• Ability to manage deadlines effectively.

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.

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