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Currently available:

Social Issues Reporter

Honolulu Civil Beat is seeking a social issues reporter with a proven track record for producing deeply reported enterprise work and rich, narrative-style storytelling.

Potential topics includes coverage of race and ethnicity issues, including Native Hawaiian affairs, and reporting on how social, demographic and economic changes are transforming life in Hawaii. The islands are full of incredible stories – and we’re looking for someone capable of finding the ones that others aren’t telling.

Multimedia skills and sensibilities, as well as a knowledge of Hawaii, are pluses.  Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience as a reporter desired.

Civil Beat is an award-wining, nonprofit investigative news site. Our focus is on producing high-impact journalism with a purpose. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a generous vacation package. We also help with relocation costs.

Interested? Please send a cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit at Civil Beat, a resume and 5-7 clips to and

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 and the Big Island.

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 Please specify in the subject line which island you are on.