Employment Opportunities


Employment opportunities with the Antelope Valley Press offer a highly competitive wage and salary program. Full-time positions include and excellent benefits package with health, dental, life, long-term disability, paid vacations, holidays, sick leave, credit union membership and a company-sponsored retirement plan.

The award-winning Antelope Valley Press, one of California's fastest-growing newspapers, encourages and supports employees' active participation in community events and activities, especially those activities which improve the quality of life in our community. The Antelope Valley Press has the following positions open:


Accounting Systems Clerk

Responsibilities of this full-time position include running billing processes, posting payments, creating reports, compiling statistical data, and assisting with general office workflow.  Experience with a large relational database, including dealing with set-up issues is preferred.  Must be proficient in MS Excel.  Some bookkeeping and query language experience required.  Successful candidate must be detail-oriented, able to work independently, have problem solving and customer service skills.  Requirements include:  High School diploma; strong computer skills; strong verbal, written and math skills; 2 years general office or accounting experience a must.


Administrative Assistant

The Antelope Valley Press is seeking an energetic, customer-oriented individual to assume data entry responsibilities in the Circulation department. This full time position assists with office workflow, compiles statistical data and assists with overall office operations. Successful candidate must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and customer service skills.

Requirements include: 

  • High School diploma.
  • Strong computer skills.  Excel knowledge a must.
  • Good verbal, written and math skills.
  • 2 years general office and or data processing experience a plus.


Newsrack Maintenance & Collection Technician

This full-time position is responsible for maintenance, repair, cleaning, and collection of newspaper vending machines.  

Requirements include:

  • Good communications skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Basic math and record keeping skills
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Mechanical background a plus
  • Valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance required
  • Clean DMV record…three year DMV printout must be presented with application/resume


Circulation Utility

This is a part-time position at our main Palmdale facility with early morning hours.  The responsibilities of this position could include, but are not limited to:  counting and lifting bundles, loading vehicles, driving cube truck to satellite drop offs, cleaning dock, sorting and distributing proper paperwork, redelivery, and possible dealer collections.

Requirements include:

  • Basic math and record keeping skills
  • Positive attitude and good people skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to lift at least 60 lbs. repetitively
  • Valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance required.
  • Clean DMV record - three year DMV printout must be presented with application/resume.

Newsstand Service Route

Part-time position working early morning hours distributing newspapers to rack locations and dealer accounts.  Shift starts at 12 midnight and ends at 5 a.m.

Requirements include:

  • Completing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. repetitively
  • Valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance required.
  • Clean DMV record - three year DMV printout must be presented with application/resume.


Machine Operator

The Antelope Valley Press has a full-time position in our Distribution Department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up insert equipment, monitoring, troubleshooting and repairing hoppers and downstream equipment, and maintaining insert equipment.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, training and monitoring insert crew for a safe and efficient insert operation; conducting preventative maintenance checks before, during, and after runs; and record and communicate equipment conditions.  Salary range is negotiable depending on experience.  

Requirements include: 
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic math, reading, and communication skills
  • Current Driver’s License and proof of current auto insurance required 
  • Mechanical experience a must
  • Ability to bend, stand, walk, and lift at least 50 lbs.



Graphic Designer

The Antelope Valley Press is seeking a creative self-motivated team player with a minimum 3 years work-related experience.  AA degree in Graphic Design preferred.  Must be adept at multi-tasking and be deadline driven.  Individual should enjoy working in a collaborative and creative environment and at a fast pace. You will work on a variety of projects from brochures, logo design, page layout and ad design. You must be able to jump right in with current projects already in progress.  The ideal candidate will have a creative sense of typography and page layout and knowledge of print production.  Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator a must.  Experience in web design is not mandatory but a definite plus.  Send resume and portfolio to Carol Skinner, Personnel Manager at personnel@avpress.com, fax to (661) 267-4284, or mail to Antelope Valley Press, P.O. Box 4050, Palmdale, CA 93590-405 



The Antelope Valley Press is looking for a flexible, multi-tasking individual with design skills and an eye for detail.  Duties of this position will include newspaper layout, page building, proofing, scanning and downloading information from various sources.  Computer experience is a must.  Familiarity with publishing software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) on a Mac platform is a plus.  You must meet deadlines, coordinate with and communicate well with other departments.  Job candidate should be a self-starter and be able to work without direct supervision.  


*Applications are available on the Antelope Valley Press website under forms and nominations at www.avpress.com
To be considered for any of the above positions, salary history must be included with your resume/application. Qualified applicants for the above positions are invited to submit a resume/application to the following:

In person:
Antelope Valley Press
Personnel Department
37404 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550

By mail:
Antelope Valley Press
Personnel Department
P.O. Box 4050
Palmdale, CA 93590-4050


E-mail:  personnel@avpress.com
Fax:  (661) 267-4284. 

 All applicants are subject to pre-employment substance abuse testing and background investigation. Equal Opportunity Employer.