Distribution Assistant

Position: Distribution Assistant
Company: The Manitoban
Salary: $100 per distribution (up to $200 biweekly)
Contract: June 2023 to April 2024

Duties: The Newspaper Distributor is responsible for distributing the weekly editions of the Manitoban newspaper on U of M campus and locations across the city, mostly in the Exchange District and downtown, and reporting the remaining numbers from the previous issue back to the Business Manager and the Editor-in-Chief. The job takes anywhere from 8 to 12 hours in total, spanning over two days each week (on-campus Tuesday and off-campus Wednesday if necessary). The Distribution Assistant only works on the first day, only for on-campus distributions.

Applicants must have availability Tuesday. The day runs from the afternoon to the evening and consists of stands on campus, and the Distribution Assistant will walk through the tunnel system, assisting the Newspaper Distributor by taking remaining papers and disposing of them over the course of the route using a large recycling bin. A route and a list of locations and quantities will be provided each week.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Has Tuesday afternoon/evening availability
  • Can lift and push at least 50 pounds
  • Is able to walk for extended periods of time
  • Is comfortable working without supervision

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter to hiring@themanitoban.com by 11:59 p.m. on June 7, 2023.