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Field Assistant (3rd Shift) PT $13.00 Hourly

Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Date Posted: 01-07-2019
About the Company
The Tampa Bay Times, which is Florida's largest daily newspaper, has been part of the Tampa Bay community for more than 130 years. Locally owned and independent, the Times has long been celebrated for its outstanding and credible journalism, practiced with integrity in the public interest and has been ranked among the Top 10 newspapers in the country. It has chronicled the Tampa Bay region’s growth with outstanding journalism, winning 12 Pulitzers and numerous other awards along the way.
The Role
The Field Assistant supports the management team by performing distribution logistics duties as assigned.  

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for contributing in the development of a positive contractual relationship with the independent contractors who deliver the Times’ products
  • Supports the zone in meeting service goals measured as complaints per thousand deliveries
  • Provides assistance with prospecting efforts, selecting candidates, and the orientation of independent contractors
  • Troubleshoots open delivery areas and providing assistance through maintaining electronic delivery lists
  • Assists with the oversight and mentoring of other staffers (Delivery Center Assistants) through training and performance feedback
  • Strives to ensure the company achieves its financial goals and will provide input regarding the development of an expense budget
  • Works hard to meet customer expectations and special requests (i.e.: tube installations, newspaper placement, and newspaper condition)
Pay Rate / Schedule Requirements:
  • $13.00 per hour
  • This is a 3rd shift position. (28 hours a week)
  • Typically between Midnight and 8 am
  • This position may be assigned tasks that will involve driving a vehicle for business purposes
Education and/or Experience
  • Possess solid interpersonal and problem solving skills in the professional relationships with staff, independent contractors, and customers
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license
  • Maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have auto insurance
  • Must be able to safely perform all physical requirements including: 
    • Walking, standing, stooping and kneeling, reaching and twisting
    • Repeatedly pushing and pulling 4-wheel newspaper carts weighing in excess of 200 lbs
    • Repeatedly lifting newspaper bundles up to 40 lbs and similar physical movements
Benefits for Part-Time Eligible Employees
  • Weekly payroll
  • Flexible work environment
  • Business casual dress code
  • Potential for internal growth opportunity
 * This position in the Operations Division is subject to pre-employment drug screening as a condition of employment. 
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply through the Tampa Bay Times careers portal at
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