News editor - Paris

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12 Dec 2021

EURACTIV is the leading EU policy media present in 13 European countries. It publishes EU news free of charge and facilitates debates for EU policy professionals in 13 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.

EURACTIV is looking for an experienced French language news editor/reporters for writing, editing and publishing news stories dealing with EU and French policies and politics. The editor, who will be an independent contractor, is expected to be based in Paris. S/he should have several years of experience in writing about French and EU affairs and be reasonably familiar with EU sectoral policies like energy, agriculture, health, or digital affairs.

We are looking to fill in the position as soon as possible, ideally from December, ahead of the French EU Council presidency and French presidential elections – two political highlights where the new editor should play a key role in shaping the coverage.

The editor will have an opportunity to further develop his/her expertise of EU affairs in a dynamic newsroom, and in contact with journalists from Brussels, Berlin, and across Europe, while giving their personal touch to EURACTIV France’s mission of bringing top notch French EU news to Brussels and other national capitals.

Requirements:

  • +2 / -4 years of experience in journalism, including at least one as copy/sub-editor;
  • good knowledge of EU policies, legislation, institutions; in-depth understanding of the dynamics of French politics
  • native level of written and spoken French; very good command of written and spoken English; any other EU language is an asset;
  • readiness to work in a dynamic international team in our busy newsroom;
  • ability to multi-task and deliver on time-critical assignments;
  • ability to work with different teams across borders, as part of EURACTIV's network;
  • commitment to factual and linguistic accuracy, details.
  • Interested in working as an independent contractor

Contact:

Please mention in the subject line: Online news editor FR_First and last name and submit everything to selection@euractiv.com in CC zoran.radosavljevic@euractiv.com .  Please also indicate when you would be available to start.

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