POLITICO, Policy Reporters (London)

Recruiter
POLITICO SPRL
Location
London
Salary
Dependent on experience
Posted
04 Mar 2019
Closes
04 Apr 2019
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

POLITICO Europe is looking for two policy reporters to be based in London.

Brexit is the biggest story in British politics — but it has really only just begun. With negotiations between London and Brussels on the U.K.’s future relationship with the EU soon to enter a new phase, we are expanding our award-winning Brexit coverage.

We are looking for two experienced policy reporters to boost our reporting on what the U.K.’s departure from the EU will mean for key sectors of the economy.

They will work closely with POLITICO’s Westminster lobby and London policy teams as well as our reporters in Brussels and EU national capitals. The successful candidates will have an eye for detail and a track record of rigorous reporting and policy-focused scoops.

They should already have contacts within Westminster and Whitehall and a deep understanding of how policy is made and influenced by people within and outside government. An understanding of EU policy-making, and experience of reporting in Brussels or elsewhere in the EU27, would also be an advantage.

The roles will cover a broad and non-traditional policy beat requiring flexible reporters who are able to adapt to the needs of the story. They will, for example, cover how the U.K.’s evolving relationship with the EU impacts the regulatory environment for business; trade policy; changes to agriculture and environment policy; customs, transport and logistics; and workforce/hiring issues for companies.

Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent
  • At least two years’ newsroom experience
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • Fluency in other European languages a strong plus


Equal Opportunity

It is POLITICO's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or any other characteristic protected by local laws and regulations.

Additional Application Instructions:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the application form below to send a cover letter, CV and writing samples. Please note that we will only consider complete applications (cover letter, CV and writing samples in English).

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