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Job Opportunities at Down East

Down East Enterprise is headquartered in a summer “cottage” called Roxmont, located on Route 1 in Rockport, Maine. From the heart of midcoast Maine, we publish Down East and Shooting Sportsman magazines and operate the magazines’ respective websites, along with Down East Adventures and the Down East Shop. For general inquiries about employment opportunities, please send an email to our Human Resources Department.

Interested in contributing to the magazine? Please read our submission guidelines.

Current Openings

There are no current openings.

Editorial Assistant

Down East magazine is seeking an editorial assistant to join its team. This is a full-time, entry-level position that provides broad experience in magazine work and comes with opportunities for long-term growth and advancement within the company. 

Editorial responsibilities include writing short department pieces and front matter, generating story ideas, research and fact-checking, and, from time to time, contributing to feature packages and special projects. The job also involves some writing for newsletters and custom publications, plus a modicum of administrative work, namely reading and responding to correspondence and submissions.

Most of the Down East editorial and creative team primarily works remotely, but this position requires residency in Maine, the ability to travel around the state on assignment, and occasional in-person attendance at the magazine’s headquarters, in Rockport, as well as at off-site meetings.

Necessary qualifications include:

  • Proven ability in writing and researching
  • A passion for learning about Maine’s people, places, culture, and social and natural history
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A downright pathological attention to detail and adherence to style guidelines

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A degree in journalism or a related field
  • Prior experience in print media

This is a salaried position and includes benefits such as health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid family and medical leave, and a 401(k) plan. Down East Enterprise is an equal-opportunity employer committed to inclusivity and nondiscrimination. Applicants should write a short letter of interest to editor in chief Will Grunewald at [email protected] and include a résumé with three references and three writing samples, each of no more than 1,000 words, preferably published. No phone calls, please.

Customer Service Coordinator

The full-time customer service coordinator is a critical role on the DEE Operations team and answers directly to the company’s associate publishers, with regular communications with the publisher and CFO. The role is designed to offer company-wide customer service support — Down East and Shooting Sportsman magazines and general inquiries – including circulation operations, single-copy sales, and eCommerce support. This person will work closely with internal teams at all levels, plus critical external partners as assigned.

The Down East Enterprise team works in a hybrid in-office-remote setting, however, this position will require certain days during the week at the office in Rockport, for some meetings and to complete certain administrative functions as needed. 

This position includes benefits such as health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid parental leave, and 401(k). The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should write a short letter of interest to Down East Enterprise and include a resume with references. No phone calls, please. 

Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide continual process improvement ideas to streamline department processes.
  • Manage in-house annual gift subscriptions.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skills/Experience Required

  • In-depth working knowledge of spreadsheets and data management
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills

Skills/Experience/Training Preferred

  • Previous print circulation experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and plan workflow to hit critical deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • College degree preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Office temperature may be overly warm in the summer.
  • Requires travel from time to time.
  • Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  • Regular use of computer keyboard, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

Please send resume and letter of interest to [email protected].

About Down East

Down East Enterprise, Inc. is a multimedia company based in Rockport, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine is the largest paid circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State, an identity magazine for Mainers and for anyone whose heart and soul are fed by our state and state of mind. Since 1954, our mission has been simple: to hold a mirror up to Maine, showcasing its landscapes and traditions, its droll and flinty character, and its unhurried way of life, as well as to confront its complexities intelligently and with heart. Our readers and online communities come to us to learn about out-of-the-way lobster shacks, Maine-made gift ideas, and new places to visit and explore, but also for insight into the personalities and issues shaping our state. Simply put — as generations of readers can attest — people who love Maine love Down East.