Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0054
Title Newspaper Plateroom Operator
Job Type Full Time Regular
Union CC/Plate/Imaging
Location North Creek
City Bothell
State WA
Work Schedule Nights, and some weekends

At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provide readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent 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‚Ķ with an established audience of 1.8 million.

The Seattle Times is excited to announce an immediate opening for a Newspaper Plateroom Operator. This unique role operates the Newsway plate imaging software, computer-to-plate (CTP) imagers, G&J plate processors, and NELA plate benders and sorting stations. Successful candidates must be comfortable meeting all deadlines for daily and commercial printed products. In addition, this individual should:

  • Identify and correct equipment malfunctions, troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Communicate accurately with multiple departments.
  • Maintain proper level of supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
  • Complete daily production reports.
  • Address other duties as assigned.

Experience: At least one year of working experience, preferably in manufacturing/industrial position. Willing to train right candidate for this unique role.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of plateroom equipment preferred.
  • Ability to meet multiple daily deadlines.
  • Strong computer and communication skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow instructions.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 45-pounds.
  • Preference for previous electric pallet jack/forklift experience.

This position requires union-mandated dues and a pre-employment drug screen for controlled substances, including marijuana.


Our locally-owned company takes great pride in our impact to the community, as we have for over 120 years. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees, first and foremost. We offer multiple comprehensive health benefit plans for employees (and their families), a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, generous vacation/sick time off, annual wellness benefits, dependent care options, and much more. We continuously strive to provide a work-life harmony that encourages personal and professional growth at a company that breathes deeply held values of quality, independent journalism.

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