Editor-In-Chief, Honolulu Civil Beat, Honolulu Hawaii
The new Editor-In-Chief of Civil Beat will take the helm of an award winning and successful nonprofit news organization with 13+ years of impactful reporting within Hawaii.
As a nonprofit, Civil Beat focuses on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on issues of importance to the community. The philanthropic gift that Pierre Omidyar gave to create Civil Beat in 2010 began a unique opportunity for Hawaii to develop a non-commercial media platform whose mission is to inform and educate Hawaii residents so they can make good decisions about vital issues.
Civil Beat has quickly become one of the most respected news sites in Hawaii. Our journalists have won dozens of state, regional and national awards and Civil Beat has been named the best news website in Hawaii for the past 13 years by the Society of Professional Journalists. Come lead a collective conscious team making a difference in Hawaii!
About Hawaii + Civil Beat
Hawaii is an island state, with a population of 1.4 million people spread between the eight main Hawaiian Islands. Oahu, with about a million people, is the most densely populated and holds the capital city of Honolulu. Hawaii is a unique environment, a mix of highly developed urban and sparsely populated rural areas with America's most multicultural mix of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and mainland transplants including a large military presence.
We have developed a reputation for tackling tough issues other media shy away from, including deep reporting on the cost of living, business and the economy, politics, police accountability, climate change and environmental issues and corruption, ethics and government accountability at all levels. Our mix of investigative, watchdog and deep-dive explanatory journalism has led to fundamental changes in Hawaii law, policies and practices as well as positive social change in the community.
Our engagement and fundraising strategies have been recognized nationally and Civil Beat philanthropy and operations team members are regular participants in national think-tanks in the growing nonprofit media space.
Compensation - 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 $175,000 – $200,000.
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 for this job
Email a resume and a letter telling us what you would do if given the opportunity to direct an innovative news organization like Civil Beat to email@example.com.
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.
A strong record of producing high-impact enterprise journalism, including investigative, explanatory and narrative-style stories that take on the toughest local issues with deep reporting and vivid storytelling.
A passion for community journalism that connects with a highly diverse population and captures the whole of our complex city, particularly underserved or marginalized groups.
The leadership skills to inspire, coach and direct a team of reporters, editors and multimedia journalists of varying levels of experience.
A proven ability to instill a spirit of collaboration, creativity and adventure, in a newsroom mindful of the importance of a work-life balance.
An entrepreneurial instinct for experimentation and risk-taking, always looking for new ways to engage readers through cutting-edge content presentation and inventive outreach techniques.
Impeccable integrity, devotion to the highest standards of journalistic independence, transparency and ethics.
Demonstrated ability to work closely with the business side of the operation, including development, fundraising and audience.
Honolulu Civil Beat is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt news organization dedicated to cultivating an informed body of citizens, all striving to make Hawaii a better place to live. We achieve this through investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on issues of importance to our community. We are members of the Institute for Nonprofits News, a coalition of more than 300 nonprofit newsrooms across the U.S.
Our goal is to challenge our leaders to do better. We are the watchdogs of the public's trust and we take seriously the mission to educate our citizens on important public issues. Our long-term goal is to produce journalism with a purpose, to stimulate positive change. We do not align with political or special interest groups and adhere to the strictest journalistic standards and ethics. We believe news is a public asset and that Civil Beat can and should be a good community partner, not just an arms-length observer recounting news of the day. We have a stake in our community as much as it has a stake in us.