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

Financial Analyst

Primary Objective of Position
Performs analysis of financial and operational data to measure profitability and efficiency. Assists in direct mail campaign development and forecasting to optimize circulation marketing functions for AIM magazines according to management objectives.

Professional Responsibilities
-Collects and analyzes financial and operational information to determine present and future financial performance
- Establishes and maintains spreadsheets and/or databases of pertinent information for use in analyzing current and new acquisition opportunities
- Assists in the in-depth analysis of current business segments and proposed new business campaigns
- Tracks test performance and makes recommendations
- Provides response and expense forecasts for budget
- Directs all forms printing activity and manages forms inventory and reorder point
- Other projects and assignments as needed

Professional Qualifications
- Four-year degree in accounting, business or finance with 3 years of relevant experience preferred
- Advanced MS Excel skills and knowledge of database concepts is preferred
- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, manages own time effectively, maintains control over all current projects/responsibilities. Follows up on all relevant issues.
- 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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