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Join our Sales Team Today! Excellent income potential with a fast growing company. Sales experience is preferred but not necessary. To succeed you must be a hard-working, self-starter with great people skills. Basic computer skills are needed and you must provide your own source of transportation.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join the premier print media serving Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Indiana.

Please email your resume to brian@northwestquarterly.com


Staff Writer/Multimedia Producer

Positive people telling inspiring stories about the regions we serve!

If you’re an optimistic, enterprising journalist who can tell a story in any media, we want you to join our growing team.

Hughes Media Corp., publishers of Northwest Quarterly and Smart Living magazines, takes pride in putting out the premier lifestyle magazines of Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Chicagoland and Northeast Indiana. We’re looking for a passionate staff writer/multimedia journalist who can spearhead an exciting new project that joins the power of print and digital publishing.

We’re looking for someone with a background in journalism who is well-versed in narrative storytelling and can adeptly manage good relations with sources. Proficiency in AP Style and Adobe software are a must.  Experience with HTML and CMS systems like WordPress, are beneficial but not required.

This full-time position will work across our growing list of titles to write stories, create short-form videos, edit copy and coordinate special projects, supporting both sales and editorial sources. Knowledge in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects are needed for this position, along with the basic elements to shoot videos.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to tell the story; communicate complex topics; take creative risks; balance a broad range of topics and functions; lead others and work well in teams; adapt quickly to new situations; and remain positive, enthusiastic and passionate for their work.

This position is based in our office in Rockford, Illinois, a community of roughly 150,000 that is experiencing an urban renaissance and is on its way to becoming a Top 25 Community by 2025. Our outstanding corporate culture is driven by a team of smart, talented, passionate and inherently curious storytellers.

If this sounds like the kind of community you’d like to write about, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two samples of your writing and video work to clinden@northwestquarterly.com. Please no phone calls. Deadline to apply is May 17.