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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

Free Press newspaper

Managing Editor

THE FREE PRESS is  seeking an Editor to manage day-to-day operations of the editorial department, including but not limited to: generating story ideas, assigning work to Reporters, coaching Reporters, and copy editing staff-generated stories, letters to the editor, obituaries, calendar listings and press releases. The Editor guides Designers in the layout of the paper each week and oversees final editing of pages.

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• This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
• 3+ years of reporting or management
   experience preferred
• Computer literacy (word-processing, internet,
   social media, photo processing, video)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A comprehensive command of the elements of 
   AP style and English grammar and spelling
• Access to a vehicle/transportation
• Keyboarding/typing skills
• An attitude of professionalism
• People skills
• Outstanding time management, organization
Applicants should email résumé, cover letter and clips to:
Daniel Dunkle, Executive Editor,
No calls or walk-ins please.
The Ellsworth American newspaper

Advertising Account Executive

The MaineStay Media Group is seeking at least 4 experienced, motivated, result-driven outside sales account executives to cover Waldo, Knox, and Hancock and a portion of Washington Counties.

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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.