Cowles Company
Job openings


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 November 22, 2014

 
Position: HOME DELIVERY ASSISTANT: (Part-Time)
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    If you are looking for a part-time job working for a great company, who values their employees, we invite you to submit your application for the position of Home Delivery Assistant (19 hours or less per week) at The Spokesman-Review.
 
What we want you to do...
  • Use a street map locating addresses, in order to serve as a backup for delivery of newspaper routes.
  • Work 19-hours per week including weekends and two week days with shifts beginning as early as 3:00am
  • Assist with various customer service functions and administrative office support.
Who you are...
  • You have a valid Washington driver's license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.
  • Have the ability to lift and /or move up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Qualified applicants understand what it means to provide exceptional customer service.
  • You possess excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work outside in all types of weather conditions.
Who The Spokesman-Review is...
  • We are the largest, most used and most trusted news and information provider in the Inland Northwest.
  • Producing The Spokesman-Review every morning of every week demands a high degree of coordination among our dedicated employees.
  • Personnel in our Circulation department ensure that newspapers are delivered on time to readers throughout the Inland Northwest.
  • We try to maintain a friendly environment where people really want to work.

    We work in a supportive team environment and offer a wage of $12.00 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.
 
Position: FACILITIES ENGINEER/HVAC
Position open until filled
Centennial Real Estate Investments

    Centennial Properties is currently recruiting for a full-time Facilities Engineer to work the dayshift (Mon-Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm). This position requires good mechanical ability, customer service, good communication skills, problem solving abilities, and the ability to work independently and productively.
 
Duties Include:
  • Inspection service and repair of HVAC systems, including water-source heat pumps, air-handling systems, air compressors, vacuum pumps, cooling towers and gas boilers.
  • General service and repairs to doors, cabinets, plumbing and pallet jacks.
Requirements:
  • EPA certification for refrigerators
  • Valid Washington state driver's license
  • Basic computer skills
  • The ability to read and interpret safety rules and operating procedure manuals required
  • Must obtain a low-pressure boiler operator license within four months of employment
  • Electrical license and/or gas heating mechanic II certifications are a plus
  • This is a physically active job and requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds, climb ladders and work at heights and distinguish colors.

Compensation & Benefits
    Our compensation package includes salary of $650-$750/week DOE, and a full suite of benefits including a matching 401(k) 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: PUBLIC SAFETY: (Part-Time)
Position open until filled
River Park Square

    If you are looking for a part-time job working for Spokane's premier shopping and entertainment center, we invite you to submit your application for the position of Public Safety Officer at River Park Square.
 
What we want you to do...
  • Patrol the premises on foot
  • Assist patrons and mall employees in emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Enforce safety policies for patrons and mall employees
  • Maintain daily activity logs
  • Monitor CCTV
  • Use two-way radio
  • Communicate effectively with the public
  • Maintain a professional attitude in tense or hostile situations
  • Use Report Exec software to complete incident reports
  • Be a team player and assist other departments including maintenance and customer service as needed
Who you are...
  • You are over 18 and willing and available to work flexible hours as days and shifts will vary and may include morning, evening, and graveyard shifts.
  • You have a minimum of six months experience in a security related field.
  • Qualified applicants understand what it means to provide exceptional customer service and maintain professionalism at all times.
Who River Park Square is...
  • We are a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment center in downtown Spokane.
  • We try to maintain a friendly environment where people really want to work.
  • We work in a supportive team environment and offer a wage of $10.50 per hour to start, and $12.00/hour 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.
 

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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 Spokane’s 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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    Magnus Film Company is a boutique video production company located in the Inland Empire. Combining creative talent with creative technology and MFC is able to serve a broad range of clients with products ranging from web videos to HD broadcast productions.


 
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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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