Investigative Reporter

Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu Civil Beat has openings for reporters who will embrace the energy, excitement and demands of an award-winning digital news nonprofit dedicated to in-depth reporting and accountability journalism in Hawaii. 


Our ideal candidates will have a proven record of success on investigative projects and shorter watchdog enterprise coverage. They will be engaging storytellers with broad experience navigating public records, coaxing reluctant sources and identifying great stories that no one else is covering. 


CAR and data mining experience preferred. Knowledge of Hawaii, the most diverse state in the U.S., a digital mindset and multimedia skills are definite pluses. 


That said, we’re willing to consider great journalists 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. 


Civil Beat pays competitive salaries and has a strong vacation and benefits package, including a new 401K match. We’re an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and encourages people from underrepresented communities to apply. 


We believe that a vibrant news organization is vital to democracy and that we can make a difference in the lives of people and public policy through solid, smart journalism. 

Schedule: Full-time 


Salary/compensation: Competitive salary based on experience 

Application Instructions: 

If you’d like to join Civil Beat in helping making a difference in Hawaii, email a resume, 3-5 clips and a cover letter that tells us how you see yourself fitting in to Jim Simon, managing editor, and Patti Epler, editor,