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The Seattle Times Delivery Driver (Kent) in Kent, Washington

The Seattle Times, the leading source for thoughtful, independent, and relevant news in the Pacific Northwest, 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!

Schedule

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).

Qualifications

  • 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.

    This position requires you to join a union and pay ongoing union dues each month. In addition, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screen for controlled substances (excludes cannabis) and a criminal background check once an offer has been made.

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