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Currently available:

Deputy Editor

Reporting to the Editor, the Deputy Editor is responsible for helping oversee the overall management of the newsroom and its reporters, while also collaborating with the leadership team on the strategic direction of the organization. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success reporting, editing and managing investigative, watchdog and enterprise projects well as shorter enterprise and daily stories. We are looking for  an outstanding write, a strategic thinker and a meticulous editor. This forward-thinking person is passionate about journalism and in-depth reporting, especially in regard to its impact on Hawaii. With a positive outlook and collaborative style, the right candidate will rally the staff to the mission, unite the community in awareness, support and cultivate reporters while driving the organization toward excellence as Hawaii’s top news source.

Please send a resume and letter explaining your interest in the position to Civil Beat Editor Patti Epler at


Contract Reporters — Neighbor Islands

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.

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