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:

 

-ADVERTISING-

Advertising Director

The Antelope Valley Press, a family owned newspaper in the fast growing Southern California market is seeking an experienced professional to lead our Advertising sales team, to implement creative sales strategies, and build alliances with advertisers.  The position requires the ability to direct, coach, and motivate the sales staff to partner with clients to grow business and increase revenue.  Must have 3 to 5 years of sales leadership experience, be detail oriented, organized and passionate about building relationships and partnering with businesses to help them grow.  Prior management experience required; newspaper advertising experience preferred.  Strong communication and presentation skills a must.  PBS and DTI computer experience a plus.  

The AV Press is the source for all of the Antelope Valley’s local news, sports, advertising and more.  Send resume by mail to P.O. Box 4050, Palmdale, CA 93590-4050 or e-mail cbryant@avpress.com
 

Classified Advertising Inside and Outside Sales

The Antelope Valley Press is looking for creative, outgoing, self-motivated sales professionals with strong communication, presentation, negotiation, and interpersonal skills to help clients place their ads in our newspaper.  The successful candidates will be detail-oriented team players with excellent relationship building and communication skills with the ability to work well under deadline pressure.  Sales experience required; advertising or newspaper experience a plus.  Salary plus commission plus excellent benefit package. For Outside Sales positions a valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance are required; a clean DMV record is required - three year DMV printout must be presented with application/resume.

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. For Outside Sales positions a valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance are required; a clean DMV record is required - three year DMV printout must be presented with application/resume.

- CIRCULATION - 

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.
          

-EDITORIAL-

Sports Editor

Needed: A sports editor to lead a six-person staff covering a two-county Southern California area with nearly 20 high schools, a community college, a minor league baseball team and a new university sports program. There is targeted and wire coverage of national sports teams and auto racing, but the emphasis is local. Outdoor sports including fishing, hunting and offroading are also part of the coverage. Ideal candidate has minimum two years' success in supervision of community sports coverage plus skill in page design. Will consider moveup from assistant editor position. Compensation based on experience and demonstrated achievement. Send resume, clips and references to personnel@avpress.com or Antelope Valley Press, P.O. Box 4050, Palmdale CA 93590-4050.
 

- MARKETING -

Marketing Manager

The Antelope Valley Press is seeking a creative, organized, self-motivated individual to lead our Marketing/Advertising Operations Departments.  Must be adept at multi-tasking and be deadline driven.  Individual should enjoy working in a collaborative, creative and fast paced environment. 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.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Design/Marketing.  Send resume and portfolio to personnel@avpress.com, fax to (661) 267-4284, or mail to Antelope Valley Press, P.O. Box 4050, Palmdale, CA 93590-4050.

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 -

Paginator

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.  
 

Production/Operations Manager

Seven-day award winning family owned newspaper in Palmdale California is looking for an individual to take over our Production/Operations Department. Our market is extremely competitive and one of the fastest growing markets in Southern California. We are looking for an experienced professional with exceptional people skills to lead our talented staff. We offer a competitive benefits package. Candidates must demonstrate experience with prepress, direct to plate, press and mailroom operations. Background in production systems including pagination, CTP, order entry, ad tracking and output management software and inserter operations is a requirement. Formal training in electronics computer operations is a plus. Supervisory and management experience required. For consideration send application with resume to personnel@avpress.com or mail to Antelope Valley Press, P.O. Box 4050, Palmdale, CA 93590-4050.

  

*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.