City and Country - Product Handler I



The Product Handler provides

general support for the circulation department by handling many of the

department's day to day operational needs on the loading dock or at

distribution centers. This position is

responsible for a variety of tasks and responsibilities within home delivery,

single copy and non-daily distribution areas. The Product Handler job duties

can entail but are not limited to: preparing paper work, distribution center

coverage, distributing daily and non-daily products to independent

contractors, loading or unloading trucks and general up-keep of the dock area

and distribution center. This individual will conduct themselves in

accordance with company policies and procedures; ensure quality customer

service, maintain a safe work environment and use sound judgment and

discretion at all times.



  • Responsible for distribution and handling of daily and non-daily

products to carriers and haulers.

  • Load and unload

trucks containing various print publications in bundles, carts and pallets.

  • Open the

distribution center and prepare the DC for independent contractor arrival by

printing, preparing and distributing specified reports and paperwork such as

carrier bundle tops, vacation packs, and carrier supplies.

  • Utilize

computer systems such as Genesys and RouteSmart.

  • Must be able to

maintain accuracy while setting up carts and moving print products to bundle

haulers and carriers (including correct distribution by zones, accounting for

spoils, service copies, and extra copies).

  • Keep

distribution centers clean and safe, picking up trash and debris in and

around the distribution area daily.

  • Assist bundle

haulers and carriers with questions and problems in the absence of a company


  • Responsible for reporting to management any issues relating to the

distribution center and/or daily activities for the distribution center such

as, contractor pick up times and product quality issues.

  • Maintain and restock supplies for contractor use.
  • Ensure all

returns reporting and verification guidelines are met and adhered to.

  • Assist with

training Product Handlers or Product Coordinators as needed.

  • Expected to

meet regular attendance goals of the company, relate well with other

employees and managers, and perform according to company expectations.

  • Responsible for

personal safety and the completion of periodic safety training.

  • Maintain a

professional, courteous manner when dealing with employees and independent


  • Performs all

other duties and special projects as assigned.



Experience on the job to perform

satisfactorily: 2 months

  • Good time

management skills with the ability to perform assigned tasks efficiently and


  • Neat, clean

appearance conforming to department policy.

  • Ability to communicate with contractors and co-workers.
  • Ability to count accurately and use basic math skills.
  • Ability to work

varied days, hours and shifts from week to week including weekends and

holidays as needed.

  • Ability to

effectively receive and relay information and instructions.

  • Ability to repetitively

stoop, bend and walk to distribute newspapers. Will push and pull carts loaded

with newspapers and repetitively lift newspaper bundles weighing between 10–20


  • Ability to coordinate several tasks simultaneously

within a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to function with minimum direct supervision.
  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years of age and must

have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a good driving record.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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