Local News coverage in Coastal Maine from 4 Office Locations

Camden

6 Virginia Ave.
Camden, ME 04843
(207) 594-4401

Belfast

156 High St.
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-3333

Ellsworth

1 Printing House Sq.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2576

Bar Harbor

310 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-4121

Careers at MaineStay Media

The Ellsworth American newspaper
Mount Desert Islander newspaper

News Reporter

The Ellsworth American, an award-winning weekly publication, is looking for an ambitious news reporter to join our team.

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The right candidate will have:

  • Excellent reporting and writing skills
  • Experience with digital photography
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a group
  • Comfort with a digital-first environment
  • The ability to multitask and meet deadline
  • Reliable transportation
  • Applicants must also be willing to work nights and weekends.

We offer:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Short/long term disability and life insurance
  • 401k with company match

 Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Managing Editor Cyndi Wood, [email protected].

The Ellsworth American newspaper

Press Operator

The Ellsworth American has an opening for a press operator. The press operator will learn all aspects of running and maintaining our printing presses in Ellsworth.

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​Essential Job Functions:

Learn and maintain all areas of the Pressroom and Platemaking operations including:

  • Prepping rolls of paper
  • Setting rollers in the press
  • Standard maintenance of press equipment
  • All functions to work on the press, folders and press controls

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Mechanical aptitude and understanding
  • Previous experience working with machinery
  • Reliability and commitment to hands-on training, Willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Works safely and follows safety procedures

You must be 16 years or older to apply. Please download and fill out an application and return to 1 Printing House Square, Ellsworth.

The Ellsworth American newspaper

Press Technician

The Ellsworth American is seeking to hire a Pressroom Technician to join our pressroom. 

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 The Pressroom Technician will assist in all areas of the Pressroom and Platemaking operations including:

  • Prepping rolls of paper
  • Setting rollers in the press
  • Standard operation and maintenance of press equipment
  • Operation of stacker equipment
  • Ensures printed products meet all quality standards
  • Completes prioritized work to meet deadlines

This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits that include health insurance, paid time off and 401K. You must be 16 years or older to apply. Please download and fill out an application and return to 1 Printing House Square, Ellsworth.

The Ellsworth American newspaper

Delivery Drivers

Great opportunity to make some extra cash!!!
The Ellsworth American is looking for a part-time delivery driver to make newspaper bulk drops in Hancock County.

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Various routes available. MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE and a reliable vehicle. Must be 18 years of age or older. Please come in at 1 Printing House Square, Ellsworth for more details and to fill out an application.

The Ellsworth American newspaper

Mailroom Clerk – Part-time position(s) available

Part-time, year round. No evenings or weekends. Operating high-speed inserting machinery, assembling and strapping newspapers and loading newspaper bundles into carts in our downtown Ellsworth production plant.

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This position requires moderate lifting (30-40 lbs). Must be reliable. You must be 16 years or older to apply. Please download and fill out an application and return to 1 Printing House Square, Ellsworth.

The Ellsworth American newspaper

IT Technician

The Ellsworth American is seeking to hire an entry-level IT Technician to come work with a dynamic team! Job is based in Ellsworth but will be part of an IT team in Camden. 

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Duties include but not limited to:
  • Install and configure hardware and software components
  • Repair or replace damaged hardware
  • Upgrade systems to enable compatible software
  • Install and upgrade antivirus software
  • Perform tests on new hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits that include health insurance, paid time off and 401K. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Kathy Cook, General Manager at [email protected].