Audio/Podcast Reporter

Honolulu City Beat

Honolulu Civil Beat is looking for a skilled audio journalist with a passion for investigative reporting and long-form storytelling to take over as the lead reporter and host for our award-winning podcast Offshore.

Civil Beat is a thriving nonprofit news site in Honolulu. Offshore, which also airs on Hawaii Public Radio, is a serialized journalism podcast that tackles some of the most socially relevant issues in America today.

Past seasons have examined issues of race relations and federal power in Hawaii through the lens of two law enforcement killings, the clash of science and culture atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain, black market adoptions and the legacy of nuclear testing in the Pacific.

We’re looking for a motivated and energetic journalist with excellent reporting and writing chops, strong audio editing skills, and a demonstrated track record of producing compelling long-form storytelling.

Our ideal candidate will have three to five years of professional reporting experience — including at least two years of audio reporting experience — strong investigative reporting skills, a knack for narrative storytelling, and the ability to work collaboratively with a small team to produce highly ambitious journalism. Experience with Pro Tools is preferred. That said, we’re willing to consider great journalists who may not have every skill on our ideal checklist.

In addition to Offshore, the audio reporter will be expected to pitch in on audio projects across the newsroom, including a new StoryCorps-inspired mobile recording project.

Civil Beat strongly values a diverse workforce and encourages people from underrepresented communities to apply. A familiarity with Hawaii is preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, professional development opportunities, a generous vacation policy, and 10 paid holidays a year.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Application Instructions: 

If you’re interested, please send a resume, clips and a cover-email by Jan. 15 to Jessica Terrell at and Patti Epler at