Education Reporter
Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu Civil Beat is looking for an insightful, incisive and experienced education reporter to write about core problems in Hawaii’s K-12 system.

We’re seeking someone with a deep understanding of education policy who can zero in on difficult issues with an eye toward innovative solutions that might improve education in the islands. Understanding the budget, the role of the teachers union, politics and local culture will be key. On a practical level, effective investigative reporting and deft writing will be crucial to this work. (We’re not looking for a typical schools “beat” reporter.)

Our ideal candidate will have a proven record of success on investigative education-related projects and shorter watchdog enterprise coverage. Excellent analytical skills and writing with voice are essential. Data journalism skills and previous knowledge of Hawaii are a plus.


– Minimum 5 years experience as a reporter with a background in education policy

– Proven investigative reporting skills including familiarity with various online research tools

– Comfortable with social media and using multiple platforms to engage readers

– Experience and/or interest in online journalism including innovative developments

Honolulu Civil Beat is a nonprofit online news site founded in 2010 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. We are a growing news operation that seeks to contribute to positive social change and community building in creative and innovative ways.

If you’re interested, please drop a resume, clips and cover-email by Feb. 28 to Editor Patti Epler at

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