A. An independent contractor is a self-employed businessperson who signs a contract to provide agreed upon results. An independent contractor is not an employee of the Omaha World-Herald or BH Media Group. As an independent business person, the contractor controls the operation of his or her own business and can provide his or her services to the public at large, including competitors of the Omaha World-Herald. The contractor may hire employees or assistants if he or she wants them and is solely responsible for paying and supervising them.
Q. Are there any benefits?
A. An independent contractor is not an employee of the Omaha World-Herald and does not receive employee benefits such as health insurance, vacation, sick time, etc.
Q. How much can I earn?
A. What an independent contractor can earn is based on the number of newspapers delivered and how any expenses involved in providing these results are managed. The profit potential of any delivery area can be maximized by providing excellent delivery results and by increasing the customer base.
Q. When would I get paid?
A. Our independent contractors receive a fee for delivery and are paid weekly by electronic funds transfer into your account.
Q. What are the hours?
A. Independent contractors set their own hours. The newspaper product is made available for pick-up during a certain window of time. The pick-up window varies by distribution centers but is usually a few hours between 2 am and 4 am daily. The contractor is asked to agree to provide delivery results by 6:30 am Monday thru Friday and by 7am on Saturday and Sunday.
Q. Where would I pick up the papers?
A. Distribution Centers are located throughout the Omaha World-Herald delivery area.
Q. How many papers would I deliver?
A. The number of newspapers varies by delivery area. If you are interested in entering an Independent contractor relationship with the Omaha World-Herald, we can discuss with you the specifics about available delivery areas.