We’ve been producing journalism in the public interest for 10 years, with the aim of making Hawaii a better place, and we have no plans to stop any time soon. But we need your help to keep this critical work going strong. For a limited time, donations to Civil Beat will be doubled, thanks to a matching gift from the NewsMatch program!
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Join us and help make a difference in Hawaii!
Civil Beat is looking for a reporters 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 articles, 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.
Please send a cover letter explaining who you are and why you’d be a good fit along with a resume and clips to email@example.com. Please specify in the subject line which island you are on.