Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverer

Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers hand out leaflets and pamphlets and distribute newspapers according to mapped routes. Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers may stand, walk or ride bikes or vehicles to distribute items. They must work according to a time schedule and perform repetitive tasks. (This section also covers additional Labourers including, Car Park Attendants, Crossing Supervisors, Sign Erectors, Ticket Collectors, Ushers and Trolley Collectors).

Duties and tasks

  • Collect leaflets and newspapers from office or designated collection area
  • Deliver newspapers and leaflets to home or office addresses of subscribers by walking, bicycling or driving a vehicle
  • Distribute leaflets or pamphlets in designated areas to customers or general public
  • Organise route schedule and distribute leaflets or newspapers according to planned routes and time schedules
  • Perform repetitive tasks in handing out newspapers or leaflets while greeting people

Skills required

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Organisation Skills
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers typically work specific schedules based on newspaper distribution dates or specific purposes of leaflet suppliers. Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers may work regularly or for part time or contract periods. There is no educational level requirement for this career, however they must be outdoors delivering newspapers and leaflets for long periods of time in a repetitive manner.

Professional associations / Industry information

Service Skills Australia

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