The Seattle Times

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Warehouse Forklift Operator

The Seattle Times
Bothell, WA Full-time
Posted on February 6, 2019

The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning media company, is hiring for a Warehouse Forklift Operator in our Operations department. This particular role is vital to the smooth running of the Receiving team. The Warehouse Forklift Operator organizes newsprint rolls with a clamp truck while preparing rolls for daily deliveries. As the “Paper Handler” (as it's known in the news industry), you will be responsible for loading and unloading of rolls from trucks, stacking inventory, and other tasks as assigned. Successful candidates will be comfortable with the operation of electric and manual pallet trucks, electric roll movers and forklifts, and have prior lift truck experience.

Benefits include medical insurance (with an HSA option), dental insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick days, and more. 



  • Experience: At least one year of warehouse experience.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalency preferred
  • Must be forklift certified on all receiving lifts within 6 months
  • Basic math skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Basic English: reading and writing
  • Detail-oriented



Nights, weekends, and some holidays, depending on team schedule. Work weeks set at 35 hours per week. 


This position requires union dues be paid as well as successful completion of a drug screen for controlled substances (which includes marijuana) after an offer is given as a requirement for hire.


Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.