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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, Maine Homes, 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.


Current Openings

Branded Content Editor

Down East Enterprise, Inc.
Down East Magazine
Rockport, ME

Down East is seeking a full-time branded-content editor who is passionate about telling Maine stories and adept at client collaboration. This is a position on the sales team answering to the associate publisher but involves working in an editorial capacity and alongside our publications’ editorial and creative teams. The branded-content editor develops print and digital content-based products, including advertorial and custom-publishing projects, for advertisers and other clients. Each project is a close collaboration to craft messaging that fits both clients’ and Down East’s brand, ethos, and audience. 

Responsibilities include managing relationships and projects with both internal departments and with clients. The branded-content editor works closely with the sales team to identify existing and new prospects for content-related products, including drafting pitches and attending sales meetings. The editor manages and executes these projects from start to finish, from brainstorming stories and campaigns to writing and/or assigning as many as a dozen pieces a month, consulting on art, reviewing proofs, and overseeing freelance writers and photographers — all involving coordination with the company’s editorial, design, photo, digital, and production teams. Down East’s sales, editorial, and creative teams work largely remotely, but this position will require periodic attendance at the Down East office in Rockport and other in-person meeting sites, as well as in-person meetings with clients. (This position requires reliable high-speed home internet access.)

Benefits

Down East offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes insurances, 401(k) plan, generous time-off plans, and flexible work schedules.

Send résumé and cover letter 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.