From Ben Nishimoto ’03: Honolulu Civil Beat hiring Education Reporter

Honolulu Civil Beat is looking for an experienced education reporter to write about core problems in Hawaii’s K-12 system.

We’re seeking someone with a deep understanding of education policy who can zero in on difficult issues with an eye toward innovative solutions that might improve education in the islands. Understanding the budget, the role of the teachers union, politics and local culture will be key. On a practical level, effective investigative reporting and deft writing will be crucial to this work. (We’re not looking for a typical schools “beat” reporter.)

Our ideal candidate will have a proven record of success on investigative education-related projects and shorter watchdog enterprise coverage. Excellent analytical skills and writing with voice are essential.

This is a Honolulu-based position and we are seeking a mid-career reporter with a minimum of 5-7 years experience. Data journalism skills and knowledge of Hawaii, its culture and its issues are a plus.

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