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Currently available:

Criminal Justice Reporter

Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit public affairs and investigative news site, is looking for a reporter with a strong track record for turning out high-end enterprise stories to cover criminal justice issues in Hawaii.

This is one of our premier beats. Civil Beat has won multiple awards for its in-depth coverage of police accountability and corruption, prisons and other legal issues.

We’re looking for a reporter with a minimum of 3-5 years experience who can combine strong digging and data skills, 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.

Civil Beat pays competitive salaries and has a strong vacation and benefits package, including a new 401K match.

Civil Beat is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity.

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, jsimon@civilbeat.org and Patti Epler, editor, pepler@civilbeat.org

Investigative Reporters

Honolulu Civil Beat has openings for reporters who will embrace the energy, excitement and demands of an award-winning digital news nonprofit dedicated to in-depth reporting and accountability journalism in Hawaii.

Our ideal candidates will have a proven record of success on investigative projects and shorter watchdog enterprise coverage. They will be engaging storytellers with broad experience navigating public records, coaxing reluctant sources and identifying great stories that no one else is covering.

CAR and data mining experience preferred. Knowledge of Hawaii, the most diverse state in the U.S., a digital mindset and multimedia skills are definite pluses.

That said, we’re willing to consider great journalists who may not have every skill on our ideal checklist. But you must have a clear idea of what you want to do with the wide open opportunities that Civil Beat offers for journalists who are serious about making a difference.

Civil Beat pays competitive salaries and has a strong vacation and benefits package, including a new 401K match. We’re an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and encourages people from underrepresented communities to apply.

We believe that a vibrant news organization is vital to democracy and that we can make a difference in the lives of people and public policy through solid, smart journalism.

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 that tells us how you see yourself fitting in to Jim Simon, managing editor, jsimon@civilbeat.org and Patti Epler, editor, pepler@civilbeat.org.

 

 

Contract Columnists — Neighbor Islands

Civil Beat is looking for a columnists on neighbor islands who will help us expand our news coverage beyond Oahu.

We have immediate availability for writers on Maui.

These are freelance, contract positions, not staff jobs. We want someone who can commit to a regular column, preferably once a week but at least two times a month. We’re also open to more than one writer per island in order to achieve a weekly presence (two people each writing two columns, for instance).

Most importantly, we are not looking to do the same stories other media are doing. Topics might sometimes be the same — a county council issue, for instance — but we want writers who can get below the surface and provide a thoughtful or analytical approach to issues, people and events.

Excellent writing skills a must. Journalism experience preferred.

Interested? Please send a cover letter explaining who you are and why you’d be a good fit along with a resume and clips to news@civilbeat.org. Please specify in the subject line which island you are on.