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Deputy Editor
Honolulu Civil Beat is looking for an experienced editor who can help take a small staff of smart, passionate reporters to a higher level.

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 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.
Position: Deputy Editor
Organization: Honolulu Civil Beat
Location: Honolulu,  HI 
United States
Salary: 100000.00
Posting Start Date: 10/1/2021
Date Posted: 10/1/2021
Requirements 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.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, and a 401(k) with employer match. Salary range for this position starts at $100,000 and is commensurate with experience. We strongly value a diverse workforce and encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply. 

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 editor@civilbeat.org.

Applications are due by November 5.  
Status: This listing expires on: 11/30/2021
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Organization Information
Honolulu Civil Beat
3465 Waialae Ave Ste 200

Honolulu,  HI 96816
United States
(808) 737-2300
Patti Epler