Warehouse Assistant – Part-time, 25 hrs/wk

Gannett Co.

Des Moines, IA

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies UpCurve, Inc. and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, rides, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 250 local media brands.

Our portfolio includes the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, and other celebrated brands including the Rugged Maniac, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, RAGBRAI, Ride the Rockies, Blockbuster Bucket List sweepstakes, Amazing Teachers contest, and more. Our events are managed with our proprietary ticketing and registration platform, EnMotive.

The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in local communities and connect local and national businesses with highly engaged audiences. We are an industry leader and drive results from coast to coast.

Hourly Rate: $10-$15/hr, 25 hrs/wk

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·Assist event operations manager and expo manager in organizing, planning, and implementing inventory strategies.

·Assist event operations manager and expo manager in maintaining accountability of inventory in the warehouse and at events.

·Ensure schedules, tasks and objectives are met by contractors and hourly employees in the warehouse.

·Assist in packing and shipping packages and equipment – whether supplies for events or merchandise fulfillment.

·Assume responsibilities in the absence of the event operations manager or expo manager.

·Responsible for receiving shipments, stocking, accurate picking of shipment, packing, and shipping while meeting company standards of safety, quality, and productivity.

·Organize and properly pack boxes in preparation for shipping.

·Loading and unloading truck, and properly storing items in warehouse.

·Safely operate power equipment as needed.

·Unload, break down, and store inbound shipments.

·Perform other warehouse duties as needed.

Required Skills:

·Minimum High School Graduate/GED

·Excellent verbal communication, and the ability to convey information clearly and effectively

·Strong leadership abilities and initiative

·Be able to lift 40lbs without assistance

·Be able to travel when required (typically 2-3 events per year)

·Excellent delegator and mediator

·Great interpersonal skills and customer service

·Quick decision-making and problem-solving abilities

·Passionate and enthusiastic for the event industry

·Great work ethic

·Legal right to work in the United States

Qualities required of all Ventures Endurance team members:

Ventures Endurance is a growth-oriented organization with successful team members possessing a strong work ethic and the ability to work individually and as a team. Solutions-oriented individuals with a hands-on approach to identifying inefficiencies and cost saving opportunities, while maintaining a quality workplace environment and product. The flexible and cooperative environment lends itself to a tight knit community of employees working together to achieve success.


Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at [email protected]
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