• Working for the Times Argus
    October 24,2014
     

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental, vision and retirement (401(k)); discounted gym memberships and career development. For the complete list, see below.

    The Times Argus also offers limited newsroom internships for college students and high school students enrolled in qualifying educational institutions. To inquire about an internship, please send an email to Editor Steve Pappas at steve.pappas@timesargus.com

    We're always looking for great people who want to contribute to a fun and lively workplace. To submit your resume, please go to the Submit Resume page>>>.


    Benefits for full time employees
    Medical and RX Insurance
    Full time employees are eligible to participate in a comprehensive health insurance plan through Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Eligibility is effective on the first of the month following 30 days of continuous, full time employment.

    Dental Insurance
    Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the dental expense reimbursement plan the first of the month coincident with or following date of hire. The plan pays 100% of the first $150 of dental expenses on an annual basis. Additional dental expenses are reimbursed at 50%, subject to a reimbursement maximum of $1,000 per calendar year per covered individual.

    Domestic partners are also eligible to be enrolled in the medical and dental plans.

    Vision Care
    Full-time employees are eligible for vision care benefits on the first of the month coincident with or following date of employment.

    Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
    Full-time employees are eligible for life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance on the first of the month coincident with or following 90 days of employment.

    Supplemental Insurance – AFLAC
    Employees are eligible to participate in several supplemental insurance programs offer by AFLAC the 1st day following their 30th day of employment.

    Short Term Disability
    Full-time employees are eligible for short-term disability coverage on the first of the month following ninety (90) days of employment.

    Long Term Disability
    Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the long-term disability plan on the first of the month following ninety (90) days of employment.

    Sick/Personal Days
    Full time employees who have worked a full calendar year are entitled to ten (10) personal/sick days annually, to be awarded each January 1st.

    Vacations
    Full-time employees are entitled to a vacation with pay. Vacations will be awarded on January 1. The amount of vacation depends on the length of service (and average hours worked during the previous year). Employees with less than one-year of employment will receive one (1) day of vacation for every five weeks of continuous employment calculated from your start date. On the January 1st after one complete year of employment, employees are awarded two weeks of vacation. After seven years, employees are awarded three weeks of vacation, and after twelve years, employees are awarded four weeks of vacation.

    401(k) Plan
    All employees are eligible after 90 days of employment. The Herald Association maximum match is 3.5% to employee’s deferral of 6%.

    First in Fitness – TA
    Reduced membership to First in Fitness in Berlin is available as a payroll deduction for employees and their families.

    Dependent Care/Flexible Benefits Plan
    Employees are eligible to be reimbursed for dependent care qualifying expenses through a Herald Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account that allows for pre-tax reimbursement.

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