This position will be grounded in Honolulu city hall but should take readers well beyond the weekly agendas to every corner of Oahu, the state’s most populous island with nearly 1 million people. We’re looking for someone who prefers enterprise, watchdog and investigative reporting over covering meetings. The issues are wide-ranging and resonate deeply here —government accountability and politics, economic development, the environment, social justice, our quality of life — this beat is well-suited to an excellent writer who has a curiosity about many things and a sharp eye for stories that people will care about.
You should have a minimum of 3-5 years experience and a propensity for digging and data, source building and compelling storytelling. Knowledge of Hawaii, the most diverse state in the U.S., a digital mindset and multimedia skills are definite pluses.
We offer a solidly funded, healthy workplace where people get along well and work together. We are growing our staff, not cutting back and we welcome innovation and creative ideas about journalism.
Civil Beat pays competitive salaries and has a strong vacation and benefits package, including a 401K match.
We strongly value a diverse workforce and encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply.
If you’d like to join Civil Beat in helping making a difference in Hawaii, email a resume, 3-5 clips and a cover letter to Jim Simon, managing editor, email@example.com and Patti Epler, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org