Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Las Vegas Optic
  • Las Vegas, NM, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Seasonal Driver
Las Vegas Optic
Las Vegas, New Mexico

The Las Vegas Optic is seeking a seasonal driver to pick up newspapers from the Los Alamos printing plant on production days (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and deliver them to the Las Vegas Post Office and the Optic office. The hours will generally be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 3 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. Early morning hours are only required if you miss the same day Post Office delivery. 

This is a part-time seasonal position that coincides with the absence of Daylight Savings Time (this year that timeframe would be November 5, 2017 through March 11, 2018).  This person could also serve as a substitute driver the remainder of the year. The driver reports to the circulation manager. 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to handle heavy lifting
  • Ability to climb in and out of a truck bed
  • Ability to show up when expected and stay until the day's work is complete
  • Ability to work hours on a holiday if necessary
  • Punctuality and dependability are critical aspects of the job
  • A customer-friendly and professional demeanor are essential
  • A emphasis on safety consciousness
  • A valid driver's license and a safe driving record are necessary

Essential functions:

  • Pick up newspapers from Los Alamos on production days (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and deliver them to the Post Office and the Optic as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Load the truck safely, ensuring that weight is evenly distributed.
  • Assist the production crew at Los Alamos with "jogging" papers, carrying papers, strapping papers and/or placing labels on papers.
  • Make early morning deliveries to the Post Office on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Take weekly inserts to Los Alamos as needed.
  • Track materials picked up from and/or delivered to the Los Alamos Monitor.
  • Track the physical condition and maintenance requirements of the Optic truck.
  • Contact the Circulation Manager immediately in the event anything arises that could impact the ability to get the newspaper to customers

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