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:
 

-EDITORIAL-

Experienced Reporter

The Antelope Valley Press, a national award-winning daily in Los Angeles County's fastest growing area, seeks a reporter who can do it all, preferably with at least 3 years daily experience. The successful prospect can report a bone-chilling trial, digest a complex government report, enterprise a compelling enterprise feature, and develop stories about a lively city hall scene, and keep track of popular culture trends, ideally for the next day's edition. Located in a recreation-rich region of Southern California, hour's drive to beaches and snow sports. Benefits competitive; compensation negotiable with experience and demonstrated achievement. 

 

-ADVERTISING-

Retail Advertising Inside/Outside Sales

The Antelope Valley Press is looking for a sales professional to fill a full-time inside and outside sales position in retail advertising.  Must be a detail oriented team player with excellent relationship building and communication skills with the ability to work well under deadline pressure.  Requirements include high school diploma, basic math and computer skills.  Sales experience required.  Advertising or newspaper experience a plus.  Salary plus commission plus excellent benefit package.

  

- CIRCULATION -

 Assistant Circulation Operations Manager

The Antelope Valley Press is looking for an individual to assist the Circulation Operations Manager.  This position is responsible for assisting with management of customer service, home delivery and single copy sales and collections. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with staff and route management and ensuring efficient dock operations.   

Qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Newspaper circulation or retail sales experience a plus
  • Requires strong leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • Must have basic computer and math skills; PBS experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Bellatrix systems and ShoRack equipment 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 dock position at our main Palmdale facility with early morning hours.  The responsibilities of this position 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.

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.

 

Newsrack Maintenance Technician

This full-time position is responsible for maintenance, repair, and collection of newspaper vending machines.  Training will be provided in assembly and installation of newspaper vending machines and repair of electronic mechanism.  

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 

     


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.

     

Redelivery Driver

Our fast-paced Home Delivery Department is seeking an energetic candidate to deliver newspapers to undelivered homes.  Daily tasks include the proper redelivery of newspapers and adhering to customer requests while following customer service requirements.  This part-time position requires a 5-hour/6-day schedule starting as early as 5:00 a.m.

Requirements include:

  • Customer Service experience
  • Knowledge of route delivery and distribution a plus
  • Familiarity with and ability to read and follow Thomas Guide maps
  • Valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance required
  • Clean DMV record…three year DMV printout must be presented with application/resume 


Single Copy Maintenance Supervisor

The Antelope Valley Press is looking for a maintenance supervisor to join our circulation department team. This position will be responsible for, and oversee, all aspects of newsrack installation, function, maintenance and collections. Will supervise and assist rack maintenance personnel. Must coordinate the procurement of the proper permits/licenses, payments of fees and installation, ensure ordinance compliance and maintain complete and accurate records. The ideal candidate should be mechanically inclined, have team leadership and supervisory skills, be organized and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applicants must have a high school diploma and basic computer and math skills. Experience in circulation single copy distribution or related field a plus.
 

 

- MARKETING -

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 93590-4050.

 

- OPERATIONS -

 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.

 

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.