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    #1

    on the newspaper VS with the newspaper

    I seem I’ve found these sentences in English dictionaries:
    Julia works as a reporter on the local newspaper.
    Tom is a news reporter with the local newspaper
    .
    Lena has a job with the local newspaper.
    Are these prepositions Ok and interchangeable in this context?

    And here's another: why when it comes to people in manual occupations, prepositions ‘at’ or ‘in’ are used. For instance:
    Dave works at the automobile factory.
    Tracy works in the local supermarket.

    But when it comes to people of intellectual professions, preposition ‘with’ or ‘on’ are common. For instance:
    Stephanie found work with an engineering firm.
    Lena has a job with the local newspaper.
    Can I say:
    Stephanie found work at an engineering firm.
    Julia works as a reporter at the local newspaper.
    Tom is a news reporter in the local newspaper.
    Lena has a job at the local newspaper.
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    #2

    Re: on the newspaper VS with the newspaper

    Quote Originally Posted by northpath View Post
    I seem I’ve found these sentences in English dictionaries:
    Julia works as a reporter on the local newspaper.
    Tom is a news reporter with the local newspaper
    .
    Lena has a job with the local newspaper.
    Are these prepositions Ok and interchangeable in this context? No, see above.

    And here's another: why when it comes to people in manual occupations, prepositions ‘at’ or ‘in’ are used. For instance:
    Dave works at the automobile factory.
    Tracy works in the local supermarket.

    But when it comes to people of intellectual professions, preposition ‘with’ or ‘on’ are common. For instance:
    Stephanie found work with an engineering firm.
    Lena has a job with the local newspaper.
    Can I say:
    Stephanie found work at an engineering firm.
    Julia works as a reporter at the local newspaper.
    Tom is a news reporter in the local newspaper.
    Lena has a job at the local newspaper.
    See above.
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    #3

    Re: on the newspaper VS with the newspaper

    Quote Originally Posted by northpath View Post
    Julia works as a reporter on the local newspaper.
    That's OK in BrE.

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    Re: on the newspaper VS with the newspaper

    Ok, but if I say Stephanie found work with the local supermarket. or Dave has a job with the automobile factory. it would sound unnatural, right?

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    #5

    Re: on the newspaper VS with the newspaper

    My first choice wouldn't be "with" but it's not wrong. I would probably use "with" if it were followed by a person's name or that person's job.

    He found a job with the local carpenter.
    I got a job with Bill Gates.

    For your examples with "the local supermarket" and "the automobile factory", I would use "at".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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