Sports Editor

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hilo, Hawaii

Date Posted August 03, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary $50,000 to $55,000


The Hawaii Tribune-Herald, a 15,000-circulation daily newspaper located in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, is seeking a talented, energetic sports editor.

Our ideal candidate is a reliable self-starter who can handle every aspect of sports coverage: reporting, editing and page design/pagination.

A majority of the Tribune-Herald’s hyper-local coverage focuses on prep sports at island high schools and sports at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Requirements: at least two years of experience as a full-time sports reporter or editor at a daily newspaper (not including college newspapers); strong knowledge about sports; solid page-design and InDesign skills.

Journalism degree (or equivalent experience) preferred.

This position offers competitive wages and excellent benefits in a dynamic island environment. The newspaper is based in Hilo, one of the most affordable towns in Hawaii and the second-largest city in the state.

The sports editor is a management position and primarily works afternoons/evenings. The sports editor also must be willing to fill in on the news desk when needed.

Applicant must be willing to relocate within four to six weeks after accepting an offer. Some relocation assistance may be available. Two-year commitment expected.

If you meet the requirements above, please send a cover letter, resume, references and work samples to Publisher/Editor David Bock at Please type “Sports Editor” in the subject line. No calls, please. (Note: Combined file size of attachments should be less than 10mb.)

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald is operated by Oahu Publications Inc., a subsidiary of Black Press.

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