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Agrifood Journalist

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
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Euractiv is an independent pan-European media network specialising in EU policies. Our primary goal is to foster policy debates among EU stakeholders, including governments, businesses, and civil society groups. We provide comprehensive coverage of policy processes leading up to decisions, presenting the issues in a neutral manner without taking sides.

Euractiv is part of Mediahuis, a publishing company with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg and Germany. Mediahuis publishes across a wide range of formats – from newspapers and magazines to television, radio and online media. More about Mediahuis and Euractiv here.


You will be working in a vibrant international media office, in a multicultural team, full of talented colleagues you can learn from. You will be in the middle of EU affairs, both physically (our office is in the EU quarter) and through your work. You will be able to bring your contribution to one of the most respected EU affairs media in Europe and bring our news, multimedia content and newsletters in front of Euractiv’s influential readers.

To strengthen our editorial team in Brussels, we are currently recruiting a: Journalist to cover EU agriculture and food policies

Euractiv is looking for a reporter with a keen interest in all things agriculture and food.

As the ideal candidate you will deliver both breaking news stories and in-depth feature articles focusing on EU agriculture and food policy developments, but also produce exclusive stories. You are confident in linking with politicians, business leaders and activists. As a good team player, you will jump on news trends as the need arises, for example during EU summit meetings.

You will work in an international environment and work closely with our reporters in Paris and Berlin. Together we will critically follow European policymaking and deliver insightful cross-border stories.


  • Write breaking news stories, interviews, as well as in-depth and background articles;

  • Write in-depth policy briefings and special reports to deadline;

  • Conduct interviews with high-level officials, including EU Commissioners, MEPs, business leaders and policy experts;

  • Identify and pursue stories that are lurking in the vast machine room of the EU policy factory;

  • Contribute to meeting Euractiv’s editorial mission and commitment to balanced reporting.


We know this is a wish list and you are unlikely to fulfil all of these criteria perfectly. What you lack in journalistic experience, you might compensate through your in-depth knowledge of EU agriculture and food policy, or vice versa. As long as you can write well and are excited for this job, we want to hear from you. That being said, this is our wish list:

  • At least 2 years of experience in journalism, preferably with a focus on EU Affairs and/or one of the policy fields covered by the Euractiv Agrifood Hub;

  • University degree in journalism and/or political science;

  • Strong English-language writing skills;

  • Ability to write in a way that is interesting for the specialist but still understandable for the wider public;

  • Familiarity with EU policies;

  • Ability to deliver accurate stories in a fast-paced environment;

  • Ability to think quickly and provide insights and perspective on reports coming from a wide variety of sources, including EU institutions, business associations and civil society;

  • Hard-working, able to respect tight deadlines, proactive, team-player, able to take criticism;

  • Other European languages, as well as interest in producing multi-media content, are an asset;

  • Eligible to work in the EU.


This is a full-time employment contract under Belgian law (“contrat à durée indéterminée”), with salary and responsibilities commensurate to the candidate’s level of experience.

Additionally, we’re offering the following benefits:

  • Meal vouchers amounting to 8 EUR/worked day;

  • Reimbursement of public transport in Belgium;

  • 250 EUR/year eco-vouchers;

  • Hospitalisation insurance coverage;

  • Group pension insurance;

  • Good balance between remote working and engaging physically with colleagues;

  • A broad range of training and development (as part of the HR Academy of Mediahuis group and external training opportunities).


Please mention in the subject line Agrifood journalist - First and last name, attach your CV and a short cover letter and email it to:

Candidates should be available as soon as possible.

Applications welcome immediately!


We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to Equal Opportunities in recruitment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All hiring decisions are made entirely on merit. We encourage everyone to apply, even if you do not fit all the criteria.
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