Local News coverage in Coastal Maine from 4 Office Locations


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


156 High St.
Belfast, ME 04915
(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
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
Mount Desert Islander newspaper

Advertising Account Executive

The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander newspapers are seeking an experienced, motivated, result-driven outside sales account executive.

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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 an existing book of client accounts
  • Nurturing existing customers
  • Continually grow the book of client accounts
  • Cold calling prospects in person, by phone, and email
  • Possess or develop proficiency in our account management platform
  • Coordination with clients and the composing team to provide assets and verbiage for ads by the submission deadline
  • Review, proof, and approve ad copy for and with the client as appropriate

Prefered Skillset

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel
  • Basic knowledge with the Google Suite of products
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to:

Tracy Scheckel
[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

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.