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Environment Journalist

  • Euractiv
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Euractiv
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: selection@euractiv.com


Are you an experienced journalist with a special interest in environment? Do you commit to forward-looking journalism and being keen on exposing the dynamics of European decision-making? And do you have the ambition to serve a pan-European, highly informed audience at the cutting edge of tomorrow’s news? Then apply to become Euractiv's new Environment Journalist.

The ideal candidate will be expected to deliver both breaking news stories and in-depth feature articles focusing on environment policies and its implications for the EU.

The candidate will be expected to demonstrate a sharp news sense, breaking stories as well as exclusive features about legislative activity in Brussels and its impact on Europe, and being confident in linking with politicians, business leaders and activists.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write breaking news stories, interviews, as well as in-depth feature articles and analytical pieces;

  • Conduct interviews with high-level federal and state officials, business leaders and policy experts;

  • Identify stories at the intersection of policy and politics, putting often complex issues into simple language for a professional audience and a more general one;

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


PROFILE:

  • At least two years of experience in journalism and in EU environment policy;

  • Native/near native English speaking;

  • 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, entrepreneurial, team-player;

  • Other European languages (especially German and French), as well as interest in producing multi-media content, are an asset.


WHAT WE OFFER:

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).


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT EURACTIV:

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please mention in the subject line Environment Journalist - First and last name, attach your CV and a short cover letter and email to: selection@euractiv.com. Candidates should be available as soon as possible.

BACKGROUND:

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.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY:

We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organisation 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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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: selection@euractiv.com

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