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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

Down East Enterprise is seeking a full-time photo editor to join the editorial and creative teams of Down East and Maine Homes. This is a mid-level position answering to the magazines’ editors in chief. Responsibilities include assigning and managing freelance photographers for the monthly Down East and quarterly Maine Homes, administering an annual photo/art budget for both titles, and working closely with the editors, design team, and custom-content team to guide visual strategy for the magazines’ departments and features and occasional custom content projects. The photo editor is also an active photo contributor to the magazines, shooting occasional studio and/or location photography.

The Down East editorial and creative team works largely remotely, but this position will require in-person attendance at monthly editorial meetings at the Down East office in Rockport, as well as travel in Maine to photograph material for departments and features. (This position requires reliable transportation and high-speed home internet access.)

Necessary qualifications include:

– experience managing teams of creative contributors, preferably in magazine and/or digital media

– proficiency with photo editing software, particularly Adobe Creative Suite

– a portfolio of still photography, showing competence using natural and artificial light sources

– experience with studio and location lighting

– superb organizational and communication skills

– proven ability to manage time and tasks in a minimally supervised and remote collaborative environment

– a passion for Maine’s people, places, culture, and social and natural history

– willingness to travel across Maine for shoots and to represent the magazine at events

Preferred qualifications include:

– Bachelor’s degree in journalism, fine arts, or related field

– experience capturing video and familiarity with shot composition

– a level of comfort in front of a camera or microphone, representing the magazine in broadcast and online media

This is a salaried position, salary commensurate with experience, and includes benefits such as health and dental insurance, unlimited paid time off, paid parental leave, and 401(k). The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of interest linking to an online portfolio to editor in chief Brian Kevin at [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 paddle, hike, 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.