Newspaper Press Operator (Juneau, AK)

The Juneau Empire located in Juneau, AK is looking for self-motivated, results-driven people interested in physical work. The Press Operator will be responsible for operating the press machine, in all aspects of the operating press and assist the Lead Press Operator as needed. The Press Operator will help facilitate the direction of personnel, perform training, identify equipment issues and assist management in daily operations.

Successful candidates will be skilled in planning, monitoring the quality of the product, equipment operations, communication, personnel, and problem-solving skills. Must have the ability to lead employees and coordinate production flow. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing. Must be able to run the press independently and produce quality jobs.  Working knowledge of all Press operations required.

Specific responsibilities include: Based on delivery priorities set-up inserting machines for product fulfillment. During the course of the run troubleshoot tying machines, conveyors/grippers, hopper loaders, bundle turner and bottom wrap as necessary. Monitor rejects to assist in identifying issues and good copies collected for reinsertion. Ensure Operator’s Form is filled out for each run.

Typically 40 hours per week. It must be recognized that due to the nature of this position, hours will vary in order to accomplish the required tasks and may require coming in early, staying late, or working weekends on occasion. It is critical that the person in this position be reliable.

What we offer you:

  • Benefits package including health insurance paid time off, and 401k with employer match
  • A great work environment with a professional sales team

If you meet the above-noted qualifications and are seeking an opportunity to be part of an award-winning media company, we’d love to see meet you! Please email your cover letter, including salary requirement and resume to and be sure to include ATTN: Press OP JUE-AK in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Visit our website to learn more about us!