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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



Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for ensuring the completeness, accuracy, sufficiency and integrity of Down East Enterprise’s financial systems, financial records, reporting systems and Human Resources administration. Has overall responsibility for all financial planning.


  • Oversee preparation of published financial statements and Corporate tax returns.
  • Compile and review financial information; provide accurate and timely financial information to the executive managers, department managers and the Board of Directors. Act as financial advisor to executive management team.
  • Manage the integrity of the company’s financial reporting systems and forecasting and planning systems.
  • Ensure that all internal accounting procedures are performed and that the financial accounting records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; recommend and implement changes as required.
  • Perform cashflow forecasting and planning in order to meet the Company’s financial obligations. Maintain operating account checkbook balance along with various other bank account balances.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Accounting Dept and its’ employees including A/P, A/R, Payroll, and Credit & Collections as well as various in-house employee programs.
  • Supervise the budget process and ongoing year-end forecasting. Assemble historical financial and statistical data for budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting purposes; build and maintain proformas for budgeting and forecasting; update forecasting model regularly.
  • Perform and supervise the completion of month-end and year-end General Ledger journal entries and reconciliations including subsidiary ledgers and bank accounts.
  • Oversight of the Human Resources function including maintenance of the payroll and human resource systems for all employee data. Calculate advertising sales commissions based on invoicing. Oversee the processing of bi-weekly payroll and provide customer service to employees as needed.
  • Responsible for the administration of employee insurance and benefit plans including the annual open enrollment process.
  • Perform various financial and statistical analysis as needed.


  • Ensure Company maintains a good working relationship with its primary lender; liaison for banking and credit card accounts, third party insurance providers, and various benefit administrators (401K).
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal & state laws and regulations as they impact personnel supervised and the tasks performed by the accounting department.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $72,000.00 – $79,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Parental leave
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level: 10 years

Physical setting: Office

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate: Rockport, ME 04856: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience: Managing accounting department: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

There are no current openings.

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.