Cowles Company
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Please apply in person at the Human Resources department, unless noted otherwise in the career listing. In person application can be completed at The Spokesman-Review Human Resources department, 999 W Riverside Ave., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. 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 August 19th,  2016
 
Position: CASHIER
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 Cashier at River Park Square. What we want you to do...
  • Calculate and receive payment from customers for parking services at RPS pay stations and completing these transactions accurately
  • You will work approximately 20-30 hours per week (shifts varying between 9:00 am and 1:00 am) while providing top-notch customer service to our garage customers
  • Greet and converse with customers in a courteous manner
  • Direct customers to their requested mall locations or mall personnel
Who you are...
  • You are over 18 and willing and available to work flexible hours as days and shifts will vary between 9am and 1am
  • Qualified applicants understand what it means to provide exceptional customer service
  • Previous customer service and cashier experience is preferred
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.

    Basic cash handling test will be given at time of application.
 
To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlesco.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: District Manager
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    The Spokesman-Review is currently recruiting for a full-time District Manager positions in our Circulation department. One position is located in the Coeur d'Alene, ID area.
 
    Are you a night owl? Are you looking for more than just another job? Are you a highly motivated, customer-focused individual with strong organizational and communication skills? Are you a self-starter who can work independently to manage an assigned area in the wee hours of the morning? If any of this rings a bell, The Spokesman-Review may have the perfect full-time career opportunity for you!
 
    District Managers are responsible for effectively overseeing customer service and on-time delivery of our daily newspapers and related print products by recruiting, selecting, and contracting independent newspaper carriers in an assigned area.
 
    What's A Typical Week Like? All District Managers work Wednesday and Sunday, plus 3 other assigned days. Your shift begins at 12:30 a.m. by making rounds to your assigned distribution centers and drop-off locations. You will use your own reliable vehicle (we reimburse your mileage!) to go where you're needed to ensure complete customer satisfaction in your district. In fact, you can earn a monthly bonus based on customer satisfaction. You will contract and integrate new carriers in your district and ensure that independent contractor compliance requirements are met. If a subscriber in your area is unhappy, you will use your superior customer service skills to resolve their complaint. You will keep a sharp eye on all route assignments and delivery areas to be sure that our loyal subscribers are happy customers!
 
What We Require of all District Managers:
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible days beginning at 12:30 a.m.
  • Superb customer focused attitude
  • Good driving record, a reliable vehicle & proof of insurance
  • Strong organizational & communication skills
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel (will be tested upon application)
  • Experience in a customer service position.
About The Spokesman-Review:
  • We are the largest, most used and most trusted news and information provider in the Inland Northwest
  • We reach over 309,000 readers weekly through our print, online and mobile products
  • Our daily publication covers 14 counties (56% of the Inland NW Population)
  • Over 132 years of commitment to our community
  • Four generations of family leadership with a solid tradition of customer service and strong business ethics.
Compensation & Benefits:
    This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours a week starting at $13.90/hr plus overtime eligibility. All DM's are eligible for bonus opportunities; a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, matching 401(k) and paid vacation.
 
    A driving record check will be required.
 
To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlesco.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: Janitor (Part-Time)
Position open until filled
Centennial Real Estate Investments

    Centennial Properties is currently recruiting for a PART-TIME night shift Janitor. This position will work approximately three (3) shifts a week. In this position you will clean company work spaces including floors, furniture, equipment, walls and windows. In addition, you will empty trash receptacles, collect recyclable materials, clean restrooms/shower rooms and assist with winter ice and snow removal. The position requires that you have the ability to work in an efficient and productive manner without direct supervision. Duties and assignments will rotate, so the ability to multitask and work well in a team environment is essential. Previous janitorial experience is preferred. Requirements include the ability to lift 50 pounds, have a valid driver's license and a High School Diploma or GED.
    We offer a starting salary of $9.55 per hour plus benefits and a matching 401k!
 
To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlesco.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: Online Producer
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    The Spokesman-Review is recruiting a full-time Online Producer for our award-winning newsroom.
 
This is a true hybrid position – social media community management, multimedia producing, content editing, and breaking news.
 
The bottom line Рonce the dayside web producer and city desk editors leave, you run the show. You'll have wide latitude in attracting people to our desktop and mobile sites and helping them find the information they want and need, as well as content they didn’t even know they were interested in. In addition, you will make some calls on late-breaking news, in conjunction with the night reporter, and will edit any content that comes in after city desk editors are gone.
 
The shift is 2-10 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate with dayside web producer on plans for rolling out daily copy online and on social media into the evening and overnight. Make sure we're reflecting the diversity of content we produce on our web/mobile platforms, including stories, blog posts, photos, videos, and graphics.
  • Embed relevant items into stories, including links, videos or photographs to enhance presentation and increase time on page.
  • Monitor social media and keep up with posting schedules developed in conjunction with other web producers.
  • Make sure we have promos set to go for evening hours and early the next morning.
  • Coordinate with copy desk on posting wire news in the evening hours.
  • Handle breaking news as it happens – deploy the necessary resources, edit copy produced, and push it out on the web and social media.
  • Add or create live events or "pages" of event coverage.
  • Monitor social media for S-R mentions and story ideas; interact appropriately as necessary.
  • Monitor story comments for material that violates our terms of service, but guard against getting drawn too deeply into that; it could occupy an entire work shift if you let it.
  • Help monitor the news@spokesman inbox at night
  • EXPERIMENT – develop maps or data visualizations, use photos to draw more attention to our content, dip your toe into social media we're currently not using. Try new things, always keeping in mind our commitment to accuracy and journalistic ethics.
Requirements and Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or higher preferred; or combination of education and job experience in the field.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS and the ability to learn emerging basic coding.
  • Expertise with social media, especially Facebook and Twitter.
  • Proficiency in appropriate tools for editing photo, video and audio.

    We work in a supportive team environment and offer a competitive compensation package which includes medical benefits, matching 401(k) and paid vacation. Salary to be negotiated.
 
To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlesco.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 OFFICER (2 Full-Time Positions and 1 Part-Time Position)
Position open until filled
River Park Square

    If you are looking for a full-time or 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 after 90 days of employment! Full-time positions include medical benefits and vacation

   
 
To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlesco.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: Senior Multimedia Sales Executive
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    Are you a sales professional with a passion for marketing and advertising? Do you enjoy opportunities where you build positive relationships with local and national customers? Do you like excitement, rewards, and working closely with an array of businesses to develop effective sales solutions in an evolving industry? If this description fits you, then come join our team as a Senior Multimedia Sales Executive for a company that is a leader in the media industry - The Spokesman-Review.
 
What you will do...
  • Present a growing array of print and digital solutions to The Spokesman-Review and spokesman.com's existing and prospective client base
  • Maintain and develop existing major account's sales territory while also acquiring new clients
  • Create customized solutions to meet our customers' needs while working closely with team managers, product specialists and a creative design team using our vast portfolio of advertising solutions.
Who you are...
  • You will need to bring a demonstrated ability to meet and exceed sales goals in a highly competitive industry
  • You are excited about the media business, and have a good idea about what makes the best campaigns effective
  • You have the ability to provide exceptional customer service and the ability to work effectively in a fluid business climate
  • You have a college degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Digital sales, media sales or marketing experience is a plus, but not required.
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
  • We try to maintain a friendly environment where people really want to work.

    Our sales executives work in a supportive team environment and offer an excellent compensation package including base plus commission, 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 careers@cowlesco.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: Sportswriter, Copy-Editor (Part-Time)
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review


    If you have a good command of the English language, strong interest in sports and writing, there may be a part-time position (10-18 hours/week) for you at The Spokesman-Review. We are looking for a qualified candidate to write high school sports stories on Friday and Saturday evenings and occasional nights during the week. Applicants will be asked to take a copy editing test and a sports knowledge test.

    Journalism experience preferred. Hourly pay is based on experience.
 
To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlesco.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: SUPERVISOR
Position open until filled
River Park Square

    River Park Square, Spokane's premier shopping and entertainment center, is currently recruiting for a shift Supervisor for our Cashiers and Lot Attendants.
 
In this position you would have the following duties:
  • Ensure employee coverage of cashier stations and assist in scheduling
  • Verify cash counts made by Cashier and reports daily
  • Assist in proper ticketing equipment maintenance
  • Calculate and receive payment from customers for parking services at RPS pay stations and completing these transactions accurately
  • Provide exceptional customer service by greeting and conversing with customers in a courteous manner
  • Direct customers to their requested mall locations or mall personnel
  • Additional duties as assigned

 
Qualified applicants will be able to:
  • Work varied days of the week and varied shifts (mornings and evenings)
  • Demonstrate customer service and previous cash handling skills (Cash handling will be tested)
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork capabilities

    River Park Square is at the heart of downtown Spokane. Our employees are part of a supportive friendly team environment who enjoy working in a lively atmosphere. This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours a week starting at $12.00/hr which includes medical benefits, 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 careers@cowlesco.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: Truck Driver
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    If you enjoy driving truck, have a Commercial Driver's License, and you are looking to work for a great company, we invite you to submit your application for our open full-time Truck Driver position at The Spokesman-Review.
 
What we want you to do...
  • You will load and deliver newspapers to carriers at set distribution locations
  • You will work primarily in the late night to early morning hours (approximately 9:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.)
  • Qualified applicants must be able to work unsupervised.
Who you are...
  • You have a valid driver's license and an excellent driving record. (Driving records will be checked on all final candidates. Only those with clean records in the last 3 years will be considered for employment)
  • Have the ability to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • CDL license is preferred, but not required.
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 the Transportation and Delivery 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 salary of $11.85 per hour for CDL, 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 careers@cowlesco.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: Warehouse Driver
Position open until filled
S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

    Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have great organization skills, have a Commercial Driver's License and are dependable? If this description fits you, then join The Spokesman-Review team as a full-time Warehouse Driver in our Shipping & Receiving department. In this position you will deliver newsprint from our supplier's mill, deliver recyclable, ship and receive paper inserts and packages for the Packaging Center.
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work Monday-Friday, with varied day shift hours.
  • Complete daily deliveries utilizing a CDL and maintain appropriate documentation in accordance with DOT.
  • Inspect warehouses for safety/security and check equipment for proper operation.
  • Operate a forklift and clamp truck following all safety requirements.
  • Assemble orders by pulling product from the racking system and stage.
  • Load and unload delivery trucks.
  • Operate manual and automatic equipment such as electronic scales, pallet jacks and t-wrapping machines.
Experience & Job Requirements
  • Valid CDL, clean driving record and proof of insurance.
  • Strong math skills and clear, legible penmanship (both will be tested upon application).
  • Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • One-three months experience or training preferred.
  • Forklift experience required.
Our Company
  • We are the largest, most used and most trusted news and information provider in the Inland Northwest.
  • With over 130 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 a full suite of benefits including a matching 401(k) and paid vacation. Wage will be determined based on experience.
 
To apply for this job, email your completed application(click here for pdf file), cover letter, and resume to careers@cowlesco.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 that reaches more than 277,000 adults in the Spokane market. 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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