Data Processing Technician

Kent, WA
Full Time

The Seattle Times is seeking a Data Processing Technician to join our Operations team in Kent, WA. The Data Processing Technician uses a variety of software to maintain and generate mailing lists, tags, reports and maps.



  • Enters alphabetic, numeric, or symbolic data from source documents into computer following format displayed on screen. Compares data entered with source documents, or re-enters data in verification format on screen to detect errors. Deletes incorrectly entered data, and re-enters correct data. Compiles, sorts, and verifies accuracy of data to be entered.
  • Import data into databases, set parameters, run queries, review results, and export data to a variety of media.
  • Print labels, topsheets, tags, and reports.
  • Create inkjet mail files.
  • Enters zip codes and routes into a database, produce count reports and print in a variety of formats. 
  • NYT daily processing – Book flight, compile and print labels, postal documents, print orders, bundle top-sheets, and reports.
  • Record STC and NYT roll stock usage in online inventory database.
  • Maintain NYT daily waste report.
  • Provide backup, vacation relief, and cross training for other Production Support team members including front desk phone and reception.



  • Education: College degree preferred.
  • Experience: One or more years of experience in data entry and database work.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills to handle a high volume of moderately complex transactions and meet daily/weekly/monthly deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under deadline pressure and as a member of a team.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, and excellent math ability.


Work Location: This is a fully onsite position at our Kent Operations Facility.


Compensation: The full salary range for this position is $41,200 to $55,100. We typically pay between $41,200 and $50,500, depending on experience and qualifications.   



  • Medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Optional life and AD&D insurance and long-term care insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • 10 days of annual vacation accrual, increasing with tenure up to 20 days
  • 10 days of annual sick accrual; unused sick pay accrues to an extended illness bank
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Complimentary Seattle Times subscription
  • Wellness program
  • Parental leave options


Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent 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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