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PO Box 1177
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 594-4401


PO Box 1177
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 338-3333


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

Advertising Account Executive

The MaineStay Media Group is seeking experienced, motivated, result-driven marketing and sales executives for our wide range of print and digital products including newspapers, magazines and direct mail products.

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The successful applicant will provide exceptional client care to the existing book of customers; embrace cold calling and prospecting; demonstrate strong people skills; employ excellent organizational skills to meet critical deadlines and have a strong commitment to meet and exceed all customer expectations while contributing to the overall growth of the publications.

Essential job functions:

  • Superior client care that meets and exceeds customer expectations.
  • Maintain and nurture existing customers.
  • Continually grow the book of client accounts.
  • Possess or develop proficiency in our account management platform.
  • Coordination with clients and design teams to provide assets and verbiage for ads by the submission deadline.
  • Review, proof, and approve ad copy for and with the client as appropriate.

Preferred Skillset

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic knowledge of social and digital advertising products.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for sales and marketing.
  • Strive to grow revenue of his / her client base by >15% / year.
  • Be able to work well independently or as part of a team, and to juggle multiple simultaneous projects with varying lead times.
  • Be proactive, self-directed, and able to prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • Be a problem-solver.
  • Be able to offer creative insights to help clients develop successful individual ads and advertising / marketing campaigns.
  • Contribute to in-house team brainstorming to establish new advertising promotions and opportunities for clients.

MaineStay Media offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package for employees including health insurance, retirement, paid time off, dental, life insurance and other supplemental benefits.

We offer a competitive base salary plus commission with uncapped potential for self-motivated individuals.

Required Education: Associate degree or better and or the equivalent of 4 years professional / sales experience.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]


The Ellsworth American 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].

Mount Desert Islander newspaper

News Reporter

The Mount Desert Islander in Bar Harbor is on the lookout for a dedicated full-time reporter to join our award-winning team. 

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Are you a news enthusiast with a passion for storytelling and a nose for the latest happenings? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments and love the thrill of chasing down breaking news stories? If so, we want YOU to be a part of our dynamic news team!

What’s in Store: You’ll be diving into local stories, navigating government happenings, and asking the tough questions. We’re all about building community connections, managing assignments and hitting deadlines.

Why Join Us: With two decades of community coverage, we’re proud of our work. We offer a competitive salary, a flexible schedule, and a benefits package covering health care, retirement, paid time off and more.

How to Apply: If you’ve got two years of journalistic experience, solid communication skills, and a passion for storytelling, we’d love to hear from you. Send your resume, a letter of introduction and three writing samples to [email protected].

Ready to be part of our community narrative? Let’s make some news together!

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

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.