Education Reporter
Honolulu Civil Beat


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.


•      Minimum 5-7 years experience

•      Excellent analytical skills and writing with voice

•      Knowledge of Hawaii, its culture and its issues

•      Data journalism skills are a definite plus


This is an onsite position. Our collaborative newsroom is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.


This is a full-time position with an anticipated minimum salary of $70,000 that includes the following:

•      Medical, dental and vision insurance
•      401(k) matching
•      30 days paid time off each year
•      Company-funded training opportunities

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Civil Beat seeks to build a newsroom that reflects the diversity and lived experience of people in Hawaii. We encourage people from all communities, especially those underrepresented in journalism, to apply.

If you’d like to join Civil Beat in helping to make a difference in Hawaii, email a resume, 3-5 clips and a cover letter to Please apply ASAP — applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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