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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

Mount Desert Islander newspaper

Newspaper Reporter, Schoodic

The Ellsworth American seeks a motivated, conscientious reporter/photographer to cover municipal government, business and human interest stories in Eastern Hancock County.

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Experience or training in reporting is necessary. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work weekends and occasional weekends.

One of New England’s most distinguished weekly newspapers, The American was founded in 1851 and covers Hancock County, Maine.

This is a full-time, 40-hour, year-round position with benefits that include health insurance, paid time off, and 401K.

Send resume, cover letter and clips to:

Cyndi Wood, Managing Editor
[email protected]
The Ellsworth American
1 Printing House Sq
Ellsworth, ME 04605

No phone inquiries, please.

The Ellsworth American newspaper
Mount Desert Islander newspaper

Customer Service Representative in Downtown Ellsworth

The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert islander newspapers serve tens of thousands of readers in Hancock County and across the country with both digital and print options.

As a customer service representative, you are on the front lines of the papers’ relationships with the communities they serve.

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If you love helping people in person and on the phone, are a detail-oriented problem solver who strives for accuracy in your work, we want to talk to you! Our advertisers will benefit from your skills as you process classified ads, obituaries, and public notices for publication in the papers. Our readers will look to you for assistance with their
subscriptions and to answer other questions they have. Our staff will value you as an awesome addition to our team.

While you don’t need newspaper experience to be successful in this position, you do need a passion for providing superior customer service and being a team player. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite is required, and training on our internal advertising management application will be provided.

The position is Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5PM. The company offers health and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan with a match, 9 paid holidays, and generous paid time off.

The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander team is dedicated, hardworking, and fun to be around. If you share these values and want to join our team, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Kathy Cook
[email protected]
The Ellsworth American
1 Printing House Square
Ellsworth, ME 04605
No Phone Calls Please

The Ellsworth American newspaper

Integrated Media Advertising Sales Professional

The MaineStay Media Group is seeking experienced, motivated, result-driven marketing and sales professionals 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

Press Foreman

The Ellsworth American is currently seeking a Pressroom Foreman to lead a small team in the operation and maintenance of our Goss Community offset web press and related equipment. The Pressroom Foreman will be responsible for ensuring that production runs smoothly and efficiently while maintaining the highest quality standards.

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​Essential Job Functions:

Learn and maintain all areas of the Pressroom operations including:

  • Operate and maintain our Goss Community offset web press and related equipment to produce high-quality printed materials.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues and make necessary repairs to keep the press running smoothly.
  • Train and guide new employees in the operation of the press and related equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and organized pressroom to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Monitor production schedules and ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Ensure that quality standards are met.

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • A minimum of five years experience operating an offset web press and related equipment.
  • Leadership experience; experience in a supervisory role preferred.
  • The ability to troubleshoot mechanical issues and make necessary repairs.
  • The ability to train and guide new employees.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends

The Ellsworth American is a weekly newspaper in publication for over 170 years. Along with The Ellsworth American, we also print the Mount Desert Islander, Free Press, Courier Gazette, The Republican Journal, Eastern Gazette, The Quoddy Tides and others.

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