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Assistant Editor

Are you relentlessly curious, innovative, hardworking and passionate about sharing great stories?

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.

If your goal is to land a position with an outstanding media organization that’s dedicated to excellence, we want to meet you.

We’re a small and nimble team working in a big little city where we enjoy the best of both worlds: meaningful storytelling in an exciting environment, opportunities to take the lead and pursue new ideas, a great work/life balance in a thriving metro region – and an inside view into the best our region has to offer.

Our team of talented, passionate, curious and innovative storytellers is looking for an Assistant Editor who can help us to tell dynamic and uplifting stories about the regions we serve.

As Assistant Editor, you will:

The ideal candidate will have:

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to enter the ground floor with a group that’s consistently growing.

This position is based in Rockford, Illinois, a mid-size community that’s experiencing an urban renaissance and is a quick drive from Chicago (but way more affordable). We find the best qualities of our region and the true inspirations who are leading the way.

Work-related travel is typically within a 90-mile radius of the Rockford area.

Salary is negotiable and will be based on experience.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and at least three samples of your writing to Deadline to apply is August 15.

About Us: Hughes Media Corp. is the publisher of Northwest Quarterly and Smart Living magazines, the premier lifestyle magazines of Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Chicagoland and Northeast Indiana. Our growing number of titles emphasize local businesses and lifestyle topics on the region we cover. See more at

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Hughes Media, a leading, locally owned magazine publishing company, has an opening for an individual looking for an exciting, rewarding position in sales. Our magazines are uniquely effective for our advertising customers and popular with our readers.

At Hughes Media, we have a terrific corporate culture. You will receive excellent training and support as you work with company owners and advertising managers in helping them to enjoy greater success through advertising in our outstanding magazines. Best of all, you’ll enjoy an excellent income as you grow your base of loyal, repeating customers.

If you are driven to be a valuable member of a high-quality media company, call Brian Hughes at 815-316-2300 or

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