Honolulu Civil Beat is expanding its editorial team with an eye toward growing the next generation of editorial leadership at our innovative, award-winning nonprofit news organization.
The Deputy Editor is responsible for helping oversee the overall management of the newsroom, including an editorial staff of about 20, and is a vital member of the leadership team setting the strategic direction of the growing online-only media operation.
The ideal candidate:
• is a great journalist, who has demonstrated success as an investigative and watchdog journalist, who embraces accountability and public affairs journalism. Has deep experience as both a reporter and an editor, worked on and managed deep-dive projects.
• sees journalism as a calling, not a job.
• is a motivator and mentor as well as a manager, a team leader who can pitch in on projects and help run a daily news operation while juggling enterprise.
• sees Civil Beat for the opportunities it offers to do great journalism. Is deeply interested in fundamental issues facing journalism today — media trust, reader engagement, business and operational challenges. What big ideas have you been dying to try out but haven’t had the support or funding to carry them out?
• is a digital native and keeps up with strategies and trends in the online news business. Keeps up with new storytelling and engagement techniques, innovations and advancements in the digital news space.
• has a real curiosity about Hawaii, and preferably some experience with the state. Wants to make it home.
We believe that journalism can and should have an impact, that a vibrant news organization is vital to democracy, that we can make a difference in the lives of people and in public policy through solid, smart journalism.
Civil Beat strongly values a diverse workforce and encourages people from minority communities to apply.
We’re willing to consider great candidates 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.
This is not a 9-to-5 job but requires someone with a commitment to journalism, the community and the website. You need to have been in this business a minimum of 10 years to truly get what we do.
If you are someone who can embrace the energy, excitement and demands of a thriving 9-year-old online startup in one of the most interesting and beautiful places on the planet, then send a resume and cover letter to our editor, Patti Epler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.