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Food & Dining Editor 

HONOLULU Magazine seeks a full-time Food and Dining Editor to join our team and cover Hawai’i’s dining scene. 

The Food and Dining Editor must have a deep understanding and passion for food, and must be able to write in a sophisticated yet accessible way through critical reviews and enterprise storytelling as well as blogging. This editor must communicate effectively with others and help manage overall food coverage-from breaking news to long-form stories-that includes the restaurant, scene, the people stories, and the insights readers won't find elsewhere. Must have:  Bachelor’s degree (Journalism or English preferred) or equivalent professional work experience and minimum five years of professional journalism experience in dining and other subjects of local interest.

The ideal candidate must have a deep knowledge of Hawai‘i and be comfortable writing as an authoritative voice for HONOLULU Magazine, in both print and digital formats, tracking trends, and ensuring that our discerning coverage servers our savvy and diverse audience.

The Food and Dining Editor reports to the HONOLULU Editor with the following responsibilities:

  • Write monthly critical reviews and dining coverage in the print edition of HONOLULU Magazine;

  • Develop and produce regular dining-related online posts, newsletters including a mix of critical reviews, food/dining news, blog posts, columns or enterprise;

  • Serve as the face of HONOLULU’s dining coverage;

  • Shooting dining and food photographs;

  • Savvy with social media and open to innovation;

  • Contribute non-dining features and contribute to team-written features as needed;

  • Participate in editorial team duties including story generation, proofing and line-editing, and other duties as assigned.

Desired Attributes

  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines;

  • A keen awareness of food/dining issues;

  • Strong writing voice;

  • Engages the community online and builds a loyal following because of their written voice;

  • Writes cleanly and quickly, with minimal editing required;

  • Consistently initiates stories, stays up to date on news and emerging trends;

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills;

  • Handles other assignments as needed with flexibility and adaptability;

  • Strong ability to organize, analyze, interpret and disseminate information.

Please include a cover letter, resume and 3-5 writing samples. Click here to apply via our online job application system. 



Special Projects Editor, HONOLULU Group 

HONOLULU Magazine, the insider’s guide to Honolulu’s dining, culture, activities and current events, is seeking an experienced Special Projects Editor to head our special sections and marketing driven content. Responsibilities include project management and hands-on editorial work. This is a full-time regular position reporting to the Publisher of HONOLULU Magazine.

The Special Projects Editor will lead, coordinate and manage the creation of special sections, sponsored editions and all other marketing-related content for the HONOLULU Magazine Group including HONOLULU, HONOLULU Family, HONOLULU Shops, all companion blogs, email newsletters and website content. This position will write the editorial as well in addition to hiring and supervising freelancers as needed. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, demonstrate strong project management skills to consistently meet deadlines, a strong writer, and an effective communicator and collaborator with a team including clients, sales, art directors and freelancers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism or equivalent professional work experience;

  • Minimum 2 years of Marketing or Editorial experience;

  • Experience in managing client editorial projects preferred.

Click here to apply via our online job application system.



Senior Editor, HONOLULU Family (Part-Time Position)

HONOLULU Family, the trusted resource for activities, health and education for Honolulu’s families, is seeking a part-time Senior Editor to write major features and shorter pieces for Honolulu Magazine and HonoluluFamily.com. The Senior Editor will conceive and write stories that make a difference, work on multi-source stories that delve into the strengths and challenges of families in our community; and provide relevant and useful information to our print and online readers, which may include photography. This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours per week reporting to the HONOLULU Family Editor.


The Senior Editor will play an important role on the HONOLULU Family team and will work with every department including sales, editorial, art directors and circulation. The idea candidate will demonstrate skill in various story telling techniques, be flexible and be able to collaborate as a key part of a dynamic, small team responsible for all aspects of the HONOLULU FAMILY brand from story ideas and development, reporting and writing, proofing, events, online, social media, and various projects.


Duties include the following:

  • Collaborate with the editor and editorial staff on story ideas including active participation in issue-planning meetings;

  • Contribute articles to HONOLULU Family and its sister publications in print, digital, online and social media to grow our audience;

  • Assist with research, editing and fact checking, copy editing, and ensuring all editorial contents exceeds our editorial standards for accuracy;

  • Ensure work is completed within the assigned editorial deadlines;

  • Assist with the creation of recurring eNewsletters and the HonoluluFamily.com Weekly Guide to events;

  • Other duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or equivalent professional work experience;

  • Minimum 5 years of professional reporting and writing experience.

Click here to apply via our online job application system.





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HONOLULU Magazine wants experienced illustrators, photographers and designers in Hawaii to submit their portfolios for possible future work with the magazine. Please send info to kristinl@honolulumagazine.com.





The Society of Professional Journalists—Hawaii chapter, accepts applications for a 10-week summer internship with the HONOLULU Magazine editorial department. The deadline has passed.


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