Down East Magazine names Brian Kevin Editor in Chief

Posted:  Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:30pm

ROCKPORT — Down East Enterprise, Inc., promoted Brian Kevin to editor in chief of Down East magazine. In the most senior editorial position, he will be responsible for guiding Down East's overall editorial direction and spearheading the launch of new multimedia projects. He will continue to write for Down East magazine. 

Prior to his promotion, Kevin worked as managing editor, where he was responsible for the magazine's day-to-day operations and edited the magazine's feature well.

In a Sept. 13 news release, Kevin said: “It’s a privilege to work with an incredibly talented and dedicated staff at a title that’s so woven into the state’s DNA. I'm looking forward to continuing a 65-year tradition of holding a mirror up to this singular state It’s an honor to have the opportunity.”

Kevin has been a contributor to the magazine since 2012. Kevin was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction for his book The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America. His magazine writing has been recognized or anthologized in Best Food WritingBest American Sports Writing, and Best American Essays.

Down East Enterprise, Inc., is a multimedia company based in Rockport. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State.