Inserter/Mailer Part-Time

Production Garner, NC


The News & Observer has an immediate need for part-time Inserters at our Insert Center located in Garner.  

The News & Observer Publishing Co., with deep roots in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, publishes The News & Observer, along with additional publications serving the Triangle area and communities.

As an Inserter, you will be responsible for maintaining a steady supply of preprints into the insert machine hopper feeder at all times; this may include multiple feeders, pulling inserts from pallets and shaking to specified position to feed into the machine.  Inserters work in a production environment with fellow co-workers and must have a high degree of safety awareness. 

The News & Observer Insert Center is a production facility in a manufacturing/warehouse environment that functions 7 days a week, including holidays.  This facility runs printing presses, insert machinery and various equipment as part of the newspaper assembly. Newspapers are prepared in bundles for packaging delivery.

Workdays:  Vary throughout the week, including weekends and holidays

Shifts:  (1st) 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   and   (2nd) 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
             Note: most openings for this position are on the 2nd shift with some potential for morning shifts

Hours per week: 20-29, on average, depending on workload

Pay Rate: $10.00

Status:  Regular, Part-time



  • Pulling bundle stacks of papers and preparing bundles/papers for condition of feeding or stacking/loading on pallets or carts
  • Prepare bundle stacks for feeding equipment at a fast pace for inserting equipment to run continuously
  • Monitor insert machine to reduce double inserts and/or skips
  • Maintain a clean work environment; keeping machines clean, removing papers, skids and debris from the work area throughout your workday
  • Follow safety instructions and guidelines
  • Assist and work with other team members


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug test
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance, including arriving on time for shifts. Additional hours may be required depending on workload
  • Ability to change work assignments on short notice and be flexible in scheduling including weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrates common sense and ability to follow instructions
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Physical dexterity to lift, move material and pull bundles and stacks approximately 20-30 pounds on a continuous basis and occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • Good hand coordination to handle inserts and newspaper bundles of various sizes
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, on a concrete floor, for at least 5 hours at a time
  • High School Diploma/GED, preferred



McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.