At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provide readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference to our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million.
Our locally-owned company takes great pride in our impact to the community, as we have for over 120 years. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees, first and foremost. We offer multiple comprehensive health benefit plans for employees (and their families), a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, generous vacation/sick time off, annual wellness benefits, dependent care options, and much more. We continuously strive to provide a work-life harmony that encourages personal and professional growth at a company that breathes deeply held values of quality, independent journalism.
The Seattle Times, the region's leading source for thoughtful, independent, and relevant news, is seeking an overnight Delivery Driver to join our Circulation team. As the largest metro daily newspaper provider in the Northwest, we invite you to make our “daily miracle” a reality for our subscribers. Our Pulitzer Prize-winning team relies squarely on the consistency and dedication of our delivery team, which ensures our readers have early access to print news that is conveniently available every single morning.
As a Delivery Driver (fondly referred to in the company as a “Single Copy” Driver), you will be tasked with successfully delivering newspaper products in a company-supplied van on an established route. Your customers will include a handful of retail outlets, such as schools, vending machines, hotels, and coffee shops.
Please note this job does not deliver to subscribers' homes: our devoted Couriers are responsible for delivery to individual homes and residences.
Pay starts at $16.10 per hour for new employees.
Benefits include health, dental, vacation and sick time, and a pension option through the Teamsters union!
The standard Delivery Driver shift is 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to 9:00 a.m. Please note this role requires employees to regularly work nights and weekends, in addition to some holidays. Shifts range from Monday to Sunday. Hours range from 25 to 40, 4+ days a week (depending on schedule).
Must have clean driving record over the last three years, with no at-fault accidents. Must be able/willing to provide driving abstract.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
High school diploma (or equivalent).
Valid Washington State Driver’s license.
Strong math skills (tested at time of interview).
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and vendors.
Able to lift, load, and unload 30-pound newspaper bundles.
Please note: applicants must be able to pass a controlled substances drug screen (including marijuana) and physical capacities test after an offer is given. In addition, employees will be required to join a union and pay union dues.