Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
Honolulu Civil Beat is looking to hire an innovative and versatile front-end designer/developer to help our talented team of investigative journalists explain complex stories in a creative and engaging way.
We’re looking for someone with a passion for great journalism to help build our digital storytelling effort both on and off-platform in conjunction with our small multimedia team and engagement editors.
Our interactive developers work on a wide variety of projects, from months-long immersive experiences to data visualization and smaller reusable elements that enhance our everyday articles. We’d also love to see you pitch and report your own stories when the right idea strikes.
Our ideal candidate should have at least 3 to 5 years experience designing digital stories in a journalistic context and be up to date with the latest web trends, techniques and technologies. You should have strong visual and interactive design skills – a clear grasp of typography, layout, color, motion and behavior. Your portfolio should demonstrate extensive experience with web development technologies, innovative storytelling techniques and UX.
Ability to conceive, design, develop, and deploy web components to our WordPress applications.
Ability to work closely with the reporters and quickly translate concepts into components.
Some experience with PHP and WordPress development would be very helpful.
Ideally some experience with front-end tools like sass, node, gulp, and Timber/Twig.
Civil Beat is a leader in developing innovative engagement strategies to foster a well-informed citizenry. Our foundation is strong investigative and explanatory journalism that provides the community with the information and analysis to make good civic decisions. We are a gathering place for the community and we see this position as central to helping people understand complicated public affairs issues and reaching new audiences.
We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, a 401k with employer match as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development.
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.