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Newsroom Trainee – Social Media

  • Euractiv
Brussels, Belgium
  • Euractiv
Brussels, Belgium
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Are you committed to European journalism, and helping communicate it to a diverse range of audiences? Do you have the ambition to serve cutting-edge and technically challenging news and analysis to a highly informed public?

If you have enthusiasm for EU politics, are curious, have a flair for communication, and are keen to work in a fast-paced newsroom, you might be the person we are looking for.

Euractiv is looking for a Newsroom Trainee – Social Media, to join its Brussels team to help us disseminate the news effectively as the EU begins its new policy-making cycle.

The ideal candidate will be expected to understand the range of social media platforms that Euractiv uses, the demographics that are interested in each, and have excellent communication skills in order to be able to use them effectively. They also need to demonstrate real interest in EU news and policy, as being an avid consumer of the output of Euractiv’s newsroom will be necessary to do the job well.

Candidates should be available to start on Monday 2 September.


  • Lead on posting news stories from Euractiv onto its social media channels (in order of priority: X, LinkedIn, Instagram, Whatsapp, Threads, Facebook, Bluesky, Mastodon);

  • Monitor the inboxes of all social media channels as well as the general editorial email inbox, to ensure quick replies to queries from the readership;

  • Keep an eye on the performance of content and individual social media channels, striving to continuously enhance engagement;

  • Design images, illustrations, and graphics, (in Canva) sometimes in collaboration with Euractiv’s Graphic Designer, for use on social media;

  • Other administrative tasks to support the efficient functioning of the newsroom;

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


  • Proven understanding of and interest in EU politics and policies;

  • Fluency in English - other European languages are a plus (particularly German, French, &/or Italian);

  • Proactive in making sure Euractiv’s priority stories are properly promoted online;

  • Supportive of others, important for helping reporters grow their profiles;

  • Attention-to-detail;

  • Flexible, go-getting, team player.


  • Interesting tasks in a multicultural environment;

  • 6 months to one-year contract under Belgian law (CIP). Paid internship. First 6 months salary of 1.120€. Second 6 months salary of 1.400€;

  • Excellent opportunity to practice foreign language skills;

  • Insight into EU politics;

  • Insight into the work of an EU-based media;

  • Possibility of working from home.


You will work in a vibrant international media office with a multicultural team 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 contributing to one of the most respected EU affairs media platforms in Europe.


Please mention in the subject line "Newsroom Trainee - First and last name", attach your CV and a short cover letter and email to


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, neutrally presenting the issues 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.


We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within the organisation and 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 reassignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, 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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