Digital/tech journalist

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31 Mar 2021

EURACTIV is the leading EU policy media present in 12 European countries. It publishes EU news free of charge and facilitates debates for EU policy professionals in 12 languages. With 2.3 million page views and 783.986 unique visitors per month, EURACTIV is a leading online media on EU affairs. The group gathers approximately 100 people around Brussels and its network of national affiliates. It has four main sources of income: sponsorship, communication package memberships, advertising and public contracts.

To strengthen our editorial team in Brussels, we are currently recruiting a:

Journalist to cover digital and technology

EURACTIV is looking for an experienced reporter with a keen interest in all things digital, from technology, 5G, telecoms, Internet, to platforms, regulation, disinformation and cybersecurity.  

The ideal candidate – a digital native - will be expected to deliver both breaking news stories and in-depth feature articles focusing on EU digital policy developments, but also produce exclusive stories and scoops, have a good understanding of our core readership, and have a well-cultivated news sense. The reporter should be confident in linking with top level politicians, business leaders and influencers, and willing to moderate high-level conferences. As a good team player, he/she must also be willing to jump on news trends as the need arises, for example during EU summit meetings, as well as to develop some multi-media expertise (podcasts, vlogs etc).

Main responsibilities:

  • Write breaking news stories, interviews, as well as in-depth and background articles for a specialised audience
  • 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
  • Moderate events, both face-to-face and online
  • Identify topics for interactive debates
  • Contribute to meeting EURACTIV’s editorial mission and commitment to balanced reporting

Profile:

  • At least two years of experience in journalism, preferably with focus on digital
  • University degree in journalism and/or political science
  • Strong English-language writing skills with journalistic portfolio
  • Deep knowledge of 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, entrepreneurial, team-player
  • Online publishing, mobile publishing, social media, and information management experience.
  • Other European languages, as well as interest in producing multi-media content, are an asset
  • Interested in working as an independent contractor 

Contact: 

Please mention in the subject line Digital/Tech 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.

 

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