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Newspaper Carrier - Independent Contractor

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #5
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

About The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC

Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been “asking on behalf of the people” by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. The Inquirer, a for-profit public benefit corporation owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute, produces Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that changes lives and leads to lasting reforms. Its multiple brand platforms — including newspapers,, e-Editions, apps, newsletters, and live events — reach a growing audience of more than 10 million people a month. “In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people: Why? Why? Why?” — John Norvell, Inquirer co-founder

Job Summary

Our Printing & Distribution is a fast pace operation and is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Contractors in this role play an integral part in the operation as front-line workers. The Newspaper Carrier will support the distribution of newspapers to home delivery subscribers. This role is a part-time independent contractor position.

What You'll Do

  • Retrieve the day’s newspapers from the pickup location
  • Deliver newspapers along designated route
  • Have ownership of a specific newspaper delivery area
  • Have the opportunity to make additional compensation once monthly delivery goals are met
Who We’re Looking For
  • Reliability
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Car registration
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Available early morning hours, 1 - 3 a.m. shift start
  • Must work seven days a week
  • This role customer service oriented, able to work in a team environment and be self-motivated.

Other Things to Know
*We know not everyone reading this will fit exactly what we’ve described. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs*

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA