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Transportation Center Coordinator

The Washington Post
Springfield, VA
Closing date
May 21, 2023

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Job Description

The Transport Center Coordinator (TCC) has an important role keeping track of production output and driver & vehicle resources. As the main contact for the Dispatch Office, the TCC regularly interfaces with the Circulation drivers, the Production Department and the Distributor contractors in the field. Other responsibilities include taking incoming phone calls, organizing nightly documentation, monitoring and recording timely dispatches and writing nightly reports. The right candidate should possess good communication and organizational skills with attention to detail.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate deliveries from our Springfield, VA plant to local distribution centers
  • Assures that each scheduled route is appropriately covered by utilizing available drivers and vehicles
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with contractors, distributors, vendors, drivers and various departments to facilitate the timely delivery and accurate distribution of products
  • Coordinate changes in dispatch schedule for delays and/or issues to assure timely dispatch and deliveries
  • Perform a variety of clerical duties and paperwork as assigned, such as manifests, sign-in sheets, timecards and nightly reports
  • Communicate with distributors and publication partners of product details, delays and other important dispatch information
  • Promote safe work practices and assist in conducting safety audits
  • Manage multiple concurrent priorities in a fast moving and deadline critical environment
  • Handle any special requests or order changes, as required

Requirements include:
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems and ensure work is completed efficiently
  • Effective skills in organizing, planning, time management, scheduling, coordinating resources and meeting deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven record of reliability and dependability
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Assist in maintaining files and records according to established procedures.
  • PC knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Newspaper Circulation Distribution is a plus
  • Prior supervisory experience is a plus
  • Experience with medium-duty trucks preferred
  • CDL Class A or B Preferred

NOTE: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.

DAYS & HOURS: Full-time, Nights, Weekends and occasional Holidays. Flexibility required.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?



Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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