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Politics Journalist

  • Euractiv
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
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  • 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


Do you commit to forward-looking journalism and exposing the dynamics of European decision-making? Do you have the ambition to serve a pan-European, highly informed audience with cutting-edge news?

If you have experience following EU politics, are curious, have a nerdy interest in the nitty-gritty details, and are keen to work in a team where no two days are ever the same, you might be the person we are looking for.

Euractiv is looking for a politics reporter to join its Brussels team at a crucial time for the EU, as June’s continent-wide elections are set to shake up parties’ alliances, see new people in its top jobs, and set the course for the years ahead.

The ideal candidate will be expected to deliver breaking news stories and in-depth articles focusing on trends in EU and national politics, always keeping an eye on their implications for EU policy-shaping and decision-making.

Candidates should be available as soon as possible.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Find creative angles for stories, putting complex issues into simple language for all audiences;

  • Keep an eye on developments across the 27 EU countries;

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


IDEAL PROFILE:

  • At least two years of experience in journalism;

  • Proven understanding of EU politics and policies;

  • Native/near-native English speaking - any other European language is a plus;

  • 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 politicians, EU institutions, business associations and civil society;

  • Flexible, able to respect tight deadlines, go-getting, team player;

  • Confident in engaging with politicians, business leaders and activists;

  • Existing network of contacts in EU politics and policy with a willingness to network;

  • Interest in participating in podcasts.


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/worked day;

  • Reimbursement of public transport in Belgium;

  • €250/year eco-vouchers;

  • Hospitalisation insurance coverage;

  • Group pension insurance;

  • Good balance between remote working and office-based;

  • 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 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please mention in the subject line "Politics Journalist - First and last name", attach your CV and a short cover letter and email to selection@euractiv.com.

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, 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.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY:

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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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: selection@euractiv.com

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