Sports Editor

West Hawaii Today

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Date Posted March 16, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary $50K and up, depending on experience


West Hawaii Today, an 8,000-circulation daily newspaper located in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island, is seeking a talented, energetic sports editor.

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

The sports editor primarily works afternoons/evenings and often on weekends as sports coverage dictates.

West Hawaii Today's hyper-local coverage focuses mainly on high school sports, but Kona is host to many other sporting events, such as marathons, triathlons, canoe racing, fishing and more.

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; and page-design and InDesign skills. Journalism degree (or equivalent experience) preferred.

This position offers competitive wages and excellent benefits (paid time off, health insurance, 401(k), etc.) in a dynamic island environment. 

Applicant must be willing to relocate within six to eight week 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 David Bock at Please type “Sports Editor” in the subject line. No calls, please.

West Hawaii Today is operated by Oahu Publications, a subsidiary of Black Press.

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