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 Drug & background check required on those selected for hire. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Current Openings: Effective December 20, 2014

Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    You understand what it means to provide exceptional customer service. You are an accurate and fast typist who has experience with computers. You are a person who is detailed oriented and has good problem solving skills. A part-time job working for a company that is a leader in the industry would be perfect for your lifestyle. If this description fits you, then come join our team with our Circulation Support Department. We invite you to submit your application for the position of part-time Customer Service Specialist (19.5 hours or less per week) at The Spokesman-Review.
What we want you to do...
  • You will work primarily between the hours of 6:00 am-12:00 noon on Saturdays and Sundays and 1-5 PM Monday through Wednesday. (Thursday & Friday off)
  • You will provide customer service to our subscribers, newspaper carriers, courtesy drivers and District Managers.
  • Qualified applicants will input carrier route information regarding subscription stops, starts, and changes into the computer system.
  • You will use a radio and cell phone to dispatch newspapers to courtesy drivers and working with District Managers, carriers, and delivery assistants to handle carrier delivery issues
Who you are...
  • You have prior customer service experience.
  • You have outstanding listening and phone etiquette skills (will be tested upon application).
  • You can accurately type 45-55 WPM (will be tested upon application).
  • You have excellent spelling skills.
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.

    We work in a supportive team environment and offer a salary of $11.00 per hour, and a matching 401(k) after 90 days of employment! To apply for this job, 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 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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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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