GROWTH is a tradition for Contra Costa Newspapers. The company was founded in 1947 by the late Dean S. Lesher, whose early vision of population growth and business potential in the San Francisco East Bay led him to build one of the country's most successful suburban daily newspaper networks.
Located in one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States, the company attributes its success to its belief in the value of community newspapers, competitive spirit, and strong commitment to innovation and new technology.
In November 1995, the privately held newspaper group was purchased by Knight Ridder, Inc., a company renowned for journalistic excellence. Applauding the suburban group's top editorial quality and strong local focus, Knight Ridder also recognized the opportunities for growth and expansion in one of the state's most prosperous regions.
OPPORTUNITY is a byword of Contra Costa Newspapers. With five award winning dailies and eleven weeklies serving Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano counties, we offer employment opportunities in newspapers with daily circulations totaling 184,000. The Sunday Times, with five zoned editions, has a circulation of 197,000.
As a member of the Knight Ridder family, CCN benefits from the resources of the prestigious national communications company. Knight Ridder offers comprehensive training programs and affiliation with its 31 dailies and its news, information, graphics and photo services.
CCN's leadership is willing to take a chance on new ideas and the people who have them, whether in collaborative, in-depth studies, experimenting with new ways to cover beats, or working across department lines. Creativity and innovation are encouraged. Our strong regional newspaper team is on the move with state-of-the-art technology and a diverse, talented and enthusiastic work force.
CCN offers flexible benefits options that include health and life insurance, pension and stock purchase programs and 401-k participation. – less – More from ZoomInfo »