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Currently available:

Contract Columnist — Kauai

Civil Beat is looking for a columnist on Kauai who will help us expand our news coverage beyond Oahu. (We have already hired columnists 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 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.