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Mailroom Trainee

Lafayette, IN, USA Req #9086
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit

Mailroom Trainee
Gannett Publishing Services
Lafayette, IN


The Part time day-shift trainee is responsible for loading product into the inserting machine; stacking down product from press or inserter to build skids that can be machine inserted or shipped out; and basic material handling functions. The job environment is deadline-oriented work in a manufacturing environment. Work schedule is determined by workflow.


$10.00 per hour.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Load two insert feeders simultaneously, handling basic pre-prints, and maintain net machine speed as dictated by the shift supervisor. The task includes properly jogging and loading product into the inserter quickly and accurately to minimize stops and maintain net machine speed. The task may include loading multiple loaders or feeders. The Trainee must be able to recognize machine stops caused by their feeders and clear jams quickly and restart the machine.

  • Run a press or insert stack down stacker with supervision and a partner to maintain net press or inserting machine speed as dictated by press speed or shift supervisor. Able to build skids of tied or untied product that are neat, stable, and can be fed back through the inserter or shipped out.

  • Move pallets of material using hand jacks

  • Maintain effective communication within the department with peers and managers.

  • Follow safe work methods established by Gannett and/or Lafayette Journal & Courier. Report all accidents and unsafe work conditions. Understands safety responsibilities

  • Maintain a clean work environment which includes but is not limited to Packaging area, maintenance area and locker room.

  • Ready and able to accept new work assignments/tasks, schedule adjustments, and adjustment of hours

  • Accept direction, display a professional and respectful attitude and support a teamwork environment

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Must have good dexterity and be able to stand during entire shift

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. repeatedly

  • Must be able to perform accurate and efficient tasks

  • Must possess basic math skills

  • Must have ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must be able to pass a background test and drug screen

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, with primary shifts Tuesday 7a to 11a, Wednesday 8a to 1p.

  • High School Diploma (or GED) preferred

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Ariel Mack at (317) 695-5138.

Gannett Co., 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.

Other details

  • Job Family GPS - Mailroom
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Lafayette, IN, USA