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 Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, is looking for a reliable Production Worker to join our Packaging and Assembly team. Fondly referred to as an Associate Mailer, or simply "Mailer," this role prepares our print product before delivery. As a Mailer, you will be tasked with collating newspaper bundles, as well as taking inserts off pallets while organizing the bulk print product in mechanical insert machines for daily publication. Quality assurance is a top priority in this position, as you effectively prepare our final product for customers after the newspaper is printed.
Benefits: 401(k) and pension program, medical and dental health benefits, employee wellness program, life insurance, dependent care, paid vacation and sick time off, as well as paid holidays.
Insert and collate additional print products and sections into individual print products either manually or via a mechanical insert machine.
Manage and maintain high quality assurance of bulk print product.
Bundle product to prepare for final delivery to customers and businesses.
Assist Production team with other Packaging and Assembly projects as needed.
This position requires great flexibility in terms of scheduled shifts and hours per week. Individuals must be willing to work mornings, nights, and weekends, based on a seniority bid schedule. Individuals may work a 4-, 5-, 7-, or even a 10-hour shift depending on project need and availability. Schedule may change from week to week.
Experience: At least one year of previous warehouse/industrial experience preferred (but not required). Willing to train right individual
Education: must have high school diploma (or equivalent).
Basic proficiency in English, both written and oral, as well as basic math skills.
Must be able to regularly lift and move up to 35 pounds during length of shift.
Ability to bend, reach, lift, and pull repetitively; and stand and walk continuously.
Must be able to understand and follow safety guidelines.
Able to work in a noisy environment.
This is a union position and will require union membership dues. In addition, this role requires a successful drug screen for controlled substances after an offer is extended.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in 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 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.
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