Honolulu Civil Beat

Reporting on public health across the Hawaiian Islands

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

About the News Organization: Honolulu Civil Beat is a digital news site focused on in-depth enterprise and investigative reporting that can have meaningful impact and drive positive change in Hawaii. Civil Beat was started with the aim of filling a void for serious civic affairs reporting in a shrinking media landscape. Civil Beat’s 18-person newsroom strives to cover important stories in Hawaii that no one else is telling. Major areas of coverage include police accountability and corruption, the environment and climate change, the city’s struggling rail project, public schools, state government, social issues and Native Hawaiian affairs.

About the Position: The Report for America journalist working for Honolulu Civil Beat will cover disparities in health care outcomes and access to care among Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups, low-income communities and residents of more remote areas. Much of the reporter’s emphasis will be on covering the disparities in health care outcomes and access to care among Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups, low-income communities and residents of more remote areas. The reporter will also spotlight solutions stories, looking at promising new innovations that address some of the state’s most urgent health care problems and that can be replicated across Hawaii. This beat will include several reporting trips to the neighbor islands, as well as coverage out of the Legislature on health care policy issues. The reporter will work extensively with our multimedia team, incorporating audio, video and graphics into their stories, and will occasionally appear on Hawaii Public Radio or at public events to discuss the work.

Application Deadline: February 8 at 11:59pm ET
Start Date: June 1
Contract Period: One year (12-months) with the possibility of a second year renewal

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