Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit public affairs and investigative news site, is looking for a reporter with a strong track record for turning out high-end enterprise and watchdog stories to cover criminal justice issues in Hawaii.

This is one of our premier beats. Civil Beat has won multiple awards for its in-depth coverage of police accountability and corruption, prisons, courts and other legal affairs. Though there will be some breaking news coverage, the beat is focused on enterprise rather than daily cops and courts reporting.

We’re looking for a reporter with a minimum of 3-5 years experience who can combine strong digging and data skills, source building and compelling storytelling. Knowledge of Hawaii, the most diverse state in the U.S., a digital mindset and multimedia skills are definite pluses.

We’re a very collaborative newsroom, too. The reporter can expect at times to lead or pitch in on reporting projects about topics other than the criminal justice system.

Civil Beat pays competitive salaries and has a strong vacation and benefits package, including a 401K match.

Civil Beat strongly values a diverse workforce and encourages people from underrepresented communities to apply.

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 to Jim Simon, managing editor, jsimon@civilbeat.org and Patti Epler, editor, pepler@civilbeat.org