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The Standard-Times

The Standard-Times

Company Overview

As SouthCoast Massachusetts' premier source for news and advertising, The Standard-Times is an award-winning newspaper that reaches 102,000 readers every day.

In addition, every week 90,000 visitors access for local, national, international and late-breaking news, sports, entertainment, real estate information, employment, and Classified ads.

In addition to the main office on Elm Street in New Bedford and the printing plant in Fairhaven, The Standard-Times has news bureaus in Fall River and Wareham, a combined workforce of 150 full-time and 125 part-time employees.

In print or on-line, The Standard-Times is where you will find what you need to know about all aspects of life in SouthCoast, Massachusetts.

Publishing continuously since 1850, The Standard-Times is one of 20 community newspapers nationwide owned by Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Co.

Working Here

The Standard-Times strives to ensure that all employees are treated with dignity and respect. Among our goals are to make benefits and services available to employees to promote their well-being, to communicate effectively with employees, to ensure equal employment treatment, to maintain a safe work environment, to observe the terms of collective bargaining agreements where applicable, to assist employees in realizing their potential and maximizing their productivity, and to fairly evaluate and recognize performance.

For its part, the company expects employees to perform excellent work in a cost-effective manner, to strive for quality and productivity, to follow directions and instructions, to properly care for facilities and equipment, to anticipate problems and suggest improvements, to treat other employees and clients and customers with honesty and courtesy, and to be energetic in the performance of tasks and fulfillment of goals.

Ottaway Newspapers values the talents and contributions of its employees. The company also seeks and values diversity among employees, recognizing that a mix of people enriches the company and encourages creativity and business growth. Ottaway Newspapers’ policy is to provide equal employment opportunities and advancement consideration to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform the job, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, age or marital status. It is also Ottaway Newspapers’ policy to provide a working environment that is free of intimidation or harassment.


The Standard-Times Newspaper offers an excellent benefits program. Most benefits are paid for by the company; however, some require a modest contribution by the employee. Our benefit program is continually reviewed and changes may be made from time to time.

  • Company Industry:Advertising / Marketing
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