Many of our 400+ carriers work with a friend or spouse and enjoy coveted time together.
18 years of age or older
Possess a valid Florida driver's license
Have a dependable vehicle
Provide proof of insurance
Passionate about providing excellent service
Info Session Video
Find out more about the benefits of a paper route in this 10 minute video.
Why is delivering the Times the perfect side hustle?
“As a father of five, with another full time job, it’s tough to find time to spend with my kids. I bring one of my kids with me to help deliver papers. I enjoy spending time with them and they feel proud that they earned some money.”
– Darrin Strunk Sr. and Jr.
“I wanted a side job that didn’t interfere with my full time is perfect. I like delivering papers because it’s a service to the community. People are happy when I arrive with their paper.”
– Robert Crockett
“I needed some extra money to catch up on some bills and since I’m a night owl this job worked out great. I enjoy the extra money and being able to work on my own.”
An independent carrier is a self-employed business person who negotiates and signs a contract to provide agreed upon results. An independent carrier is not an employee of the Times Publishing Company and does not receive benefits such as health insurance. As an independent business person, the distributor 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 Times. The distributor hires employees and assistants if he or she wants them and is solely responsible for paying and supervising them
Q. How much can I earn?
What an independent carrier can earn is based on the number of newspapers delivered or sold 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?
Home Delivery carriers receive a fee for delivery and are paid weekly by electronic funds transfer into your account or by check.
Q. What are the hours?
Independent carriers set their own hours. The newspapers are made available for pick-up during a certain window of time each morning. The pick-up window varies by delivery center but is usually a few hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m. The carrier is asked to agree to provide delivery results by 6:00 a.m. (Wednesday) and 8:00 a.m. (Sunday).
Q. Where would I pick up the papers?
Delivery centers are located throughout the Times' delivery area.
Q. How many papers would I deliver?
The number of newspapers varies by delivery area. If you are interested in entering an independent carrier relationship with the Times, we can discuss with you the specifics about available delivery areas.
Q. Do I need a valid Florida Driver's license?
Q. What type of vehicle insurance do I need?
With respect to all motor vehicles Contractor uses to perform this Agreement, Contractor will obtain and maintain such insurance as is required by Florida law.