Honolulu Civil Beat is looking for an experienced editor who can help take a small staff of smart, passionate reporters to a higher level.
We are seeking a veteran journalist who will be responsible for helping oversee the overall management of the newsroom, including an editorial staff of about 20. You will be a vital member of the leadership team, setting the strategic direction of a growing online-only media operation.
The ideal candidate:
Sees journalism as a calling, and is deeply interested in fundamental issues facing journalism today - media trust, reader engagement, business and operational challenges
Demonstrates success in investigative and watchdog journalism as a reporter and editor
Keeps up with strategies and trends in the online news business, including new and innovative digital storytelling and engagement techniques
Can mentor and lead a small editorial staff as well as pitch in on projects, help run a daily news operation, and juggle enterprise
Has a real curiosity about or experience with Hawaii, and wants to make it home if it isn't already
We're willing to consider great candidates 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.
If you are someone who can embrace the energy, excitement and demands of a thriving 11-year-old online startup in one of the most interesting and beautiful places on the planet, then send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Civil Beat is a leader in developing innovative engagement strategies to foster a well-informed citizenry. Our foundation is strong investigative and explanatory journalism that provides the community with the information and analysis to make good civic decisions. We are a gathering place for the community and we see this position as central to helping people understand complicated public affairs issues and reaching new audiences.
We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, a 401k with employer match as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development.
Civil Beat strongly values a diverse workforce and encourages people from minority communities to apply. We’re willing to consider great candidates who may not have every skill on our ideal checklist.