Cowles Company
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To apply for a job, you may apply in person at the Human Resources department of The Spokesman-Review, 999 W Riverside Ave., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or email your
application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlescompany.com. Drug & background check required on those selected for hire. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
More information, including details about benefits, diversity and the company.
 
Submit questions about any postings to careers@cowlescompany.com.

Current Openings: Effective February 1, 2015

 
Position: RETAIL SALES MERCHANDISER
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    Are you looking for a job that allows you to directly contribute to the success of an organization? We are looking for a self-motivated, friendly, and dependable person who enjoys building professional relationships and maintaining a timely schedule. If youíre looking for a career where you play an important role in helping our business partners grow their sales, then we invite you to apply for our full-time, Retail Sales Merchandiser position with The Spokesman-Review. In this position you will be responsible for building and maintaining strong working relationships with store contacts and maximizing our sales opportunities through merchandising and great customer service. Itís a job that requires a lot of organization and initiative. Are you ready? Here is what we will need you to do!
 

    Essential Duties
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with retail business partners while addressing their concerns or needs.
  • Present and prepare bills for collection on assigned accounts, ensuring credits and charges are correct.
  • Collect payments, balance and reconcile deposits.
  • Manage draws and returns for retail accounts.
  • Work with retailers to increase Single Copy sales through merchandising and great customer service.
  • Establish new retail accounts.
  • Help with deliveries due to special circumstances.
Experience & Job Requirements
  • A high degree of customer service skills and communication skills are required.
  • Minimum of one year successful retail, merchandising, or customer service experience.
  • A valid driverís license and clean driving record (Both will be verified).
  • Ability to work required shifts, Sunday- Thursday, 6:00 am Ė 2:30 pm.
  • Entry level computer skills with Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds & occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.
Who The Spokesman-Review is...
  • We are the largest, most used and most trusted news and information provider in the Inland Northwest.
  • With over 125 years of commitment to community and four generations of family leadership, we continue our tradition of customer service and strong business ethics.
  • Over the years, our employees have a proven record of solid accomplishment. Together they have created a communications institution, respected and admired in Spokane, the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

    Our compensation package includes a $12.45 per hour, a full suite of benefits including a matching 401k and paid vacation!

To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to elizabethb@cowlescompany.com
      or
you may apply in person at the Human Resources department of The Spokesman-Review (999 West Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201) between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.- Monday through Friday.
Drug & background check required on those selected for hire.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Position: ON-CALL ROUTE ASSISTANT (Part-Time)
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    The Spokesman-Review is seeking several on-call route assistants to help fill in with newspaper routes when contractors are unavailable. If you are looking for job that will provide some extra income, we invite you to apply for our On-Call Route Assistant.
 
Duties & Responsibilities...
  • Deliver newspaper routes when contractors are unavailable, typically a 4-hour shift from 2:00am-6:00am.
  • Be available to work with a 24-Hour notice.
  • Prepare and submit log of hours and mileage.
  • Assist with the delivery of special products.
  • Assist District Manager with customer and/or carrier calls as well as daily office tasks.
Experience & Job Requirements...
  • Valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
  • Ability to maintain a good driving record.
  • Ability to read a street map.
  • Must be able to lift/move 25 pounds frequently.
  • Must provide own vehicle.
  • Must be at least age 18.
Our Company
  • We are the largest, most used and most trusted news and information provider in the Inland Northwest.
  • With over 125 years of commitment to community and four generations of family leadership, we continue our tradition of customer service and strong business ethics.
  • Over the years, our employees have a proven record of solid accomplishment. Together they have created a communications institution, respected and admired in Spokane, the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

    We work in a supportive team environment and offer a wage of $11.00 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement, and a matching 401(k) after 90 days of employment!

To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to elizabethb@cowlescompany.com
      or
you may apply in person at the Human Resources department of The Spokesman-Review (999 West Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201) between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.- Monday through Friday.
Drug & background check required on those selected for hire.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

   
 

 


About Us

Cowles Co
    Though best known for its newspaper, Cowles Company is a diversified family-owned corporation with a number of major affiliates.


 
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    First and foremost is the original enterprise, The Spokesman-Review, a morning daily newspaper with circulation in excess of 93,210 (daily) and 119,162 (Sunday). Founded in 1891 by William H. Cowles, The Spokesman-Review is still owned and managed by members of the Cowles Family. The Spokesman-Review staff and its design and content are continually winning important local, regional and national awards for excellence.
    The Spokesman-Review fosters prosperity, civic pride, and government accountability by providing the information and forums for discussion that form the basis of sound decision-making.
    As the largest, most used and most trusted producer and aggregator of local news and information, we offer an array of timely, accurate and balanced news reports, data, analysis, and commentary about Spokane and the Inland Northwest. We distribute our work over the range of digital and print formats demanded by our customers. We create social-media opportunities that connect us to our readers and our readers to each other, helping them manage the digital-media aspects of their lives.
 
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    Centennial Real Estate Investments manages undeveloped and developed land in the commercial, retail and residential sections, including River Park Square. River Park Square is Spokaneís premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination which boasts stores such as Nordstrom, Sephora, Gap, The Apple Store and Banana Republic.
 
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    Northwest Farmer-Stockman, Inc. & Basic Financial Solutions, Inc. have portfolios to include health insurance, long-term care, Medicare supplement policies, and life and annuity contracts. We contract in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah through several national underwriters, including Mutual of Omaha whose contract began in 1939 and continues uninterrupted today.
 
    Our mission: Northwest Farmer-Stockman, Inc. and Basic Financial Solutions, Inc., founded on principles of honesty and integrity, exist to provide and administer a broad spectrum of high quality health insurance and financial service products for our customers. We are committed to exceptional service, to responsible financial growth, and to the success of our agents and employees.
 
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Commitment to Community:
 
We are a values-driven company composed of values-driven people.
Our people are our strength.
We are committed to advancing the worth of individualss, empowering our employees,
bolstering our communities and improving our society.
We have great pride in our heritage as a family owned and operated enterprise.
 
Cowles Company is a fourth
generation family-owned real
estate, media, forest
products and insurance enterprise,
headquartered in
Spokane, Washington.


     
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