Business Reporter

Honolulu Civil Beat
Honolulu, HI
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Job Description

Honolulu Civil Beat is looking for an experienced business reporter to explore the intersection of government and business in Hawaii and the Pacific. We’re interested in a writer who can investigate how some of Hawaii’s major institutions are contributing to the state’s economic well-being, their efforts around research, innovation and technology. Workplace issues and the role of nonprofits in Hawaii’s business landscape are also part of this new beat. This is an enterprise and investigative job that requires excellent news judgment, sharp writing and analytical skills. The ability to collaborate with other business writers and reporters is essential.

Job Qualifications

• This is a Honolulu-based position and we are seeking a reporter with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in business, economic and financial reporting. Data journalism skills and knowledge of Hawaii, its culture and its issues are a plus.
• Be detail-oriented, with a proven ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
• Possess excellent reporting and writing skills to accurately produce content for our websites and publications
• Able to develop sources and resources, generate story ideas and meet deadlines to create content placing the utmost emphasis on balanced reporting and high ethical standards.

How We Take Care of Our People: Civil Beat pays competitive salaries, and has excellent benefit packages; including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 6% 401(k) match, six weeks PTO a year, and company-funded travel and training opportunities. The final determined salary offer for this position will depend on experience and qualifications; therefore, the anticipated salary range for this role is between $75,000 – $95,000.

Relocation Benefit & Housing Purchase Option
• Relocation Benefit – Civil Beat offers a generous relocation benefit for hired candidates outside of Hawaii
• Hawaii Housing Assistance Purchase Option – Civil Beat offers the ability to apply for assistance in purchasing a home in Hawaii. This option is not guaranteed – Application and Approval required (Length of service minimum; as well as other criteria.)

How to Apply

How to APPLY for this job Interested applicants 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 but applications accepted until position is filled. 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 communities underrepresented in journalism, to apply.
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