Jane Warren has joined the Harpswell Anchor staff in the newly created position of advertising and sponsorship manager.

Warren will work with local businesses and nonprofits to take advantage of the benefits of supporting the Anchor through ads and tax-deductible gifts.

Warren has spent years working for Maine nonprofits in the fields of public broadcasting and land conservation, among others. She and her husband, David, have land on Orr’s Island, where they are building a home on the shore of Lowell’s Cove.

“I’m very excited to be joining the team here at the Anchor,” Warren said. “My goal has always been to live and work in communities that I know and care about. My husband’s family has deep, generational ties to Orr’s, so this is very much like coming home.”

About half of the Anchor’s revenue comes from advertising and business sponsorships. In a survey before the relaunch of the Anchor in June 2021, many residents wanted to make sure the new Anchor would continue to run ads.

One reader wrote, “I love the Anchor! I consider it my Yellow Pages, as I try to use Harpswell businesses. These are my wonderful neighbors!”

Warren looks forward to working with local organizations. “More people are reading this paper all the time, and not just in Harpswell, so I’m really looking forward to getting to know our local business and nonprofit community and talking to them about the benefits of sponsorship,” Warren said. “It not only gets their message out there, but it shows that they are supporting local, nonprofit news for everyone.”

While not a true Mainer (although her folks were), Warren has spent most of her life in Maine. When she’s not tending her overgrown perennial garden, hiking or paddling, she spends time with her sisters every summer at their family cottage on Damariscotta Lake.

She and her husband have one daughter, Emily, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.