POLITICO, Competition Reporter, (Brussels)

28 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
Competition Reporter
Job Type
Full Time

POLITICO Europe is looking for an experienced reporter to help drive our coverage of antitrust and state-aid news at the EU and national level. This job will cover the inner workings of Brussels’ most powerful department and involves the EU’s front-page showdowns with the likes of Amazon and Google. 

The position is a full-time role based in our Brussels newsroom.

Role and responsibilities

The reporter will be competing in a space where deep sourcing is vital and breaking news is the primary goal. A key part of the job will require delving into the finances of some of the world’s leading companies and dissecting the strategies of the big personalities that lead them, so a deep interest in business and economics is needed. The ideal candidate will shift seamlessly from topic to topic, writing about competition across sectors from energy to financial services. 

The role is part of a three-person team working on competition and industrial policy, so news about mega-mergers and Europe’s pursuit of industrial champions will also be front and center. Alongside breaking news, the reporter will jointly author a must-read morning newsletter.

The successful candidate will be able not only to write authoritatively about the high-level political priorities behind antitrust, but also cater to a sophisticated audience of competition insiders for POLITICO Pro, our subscription news service. 

The work will involve close coordination with teams in Brussels, across Europe and in the U.S.


  • Reporter with 3+ years of professional experience, including at least some competition policy, business or financial reporting experience; 
  • Knowledge of European politics and policy; 
  • Strong English-language writing skills; 
  • Ability to work under pressure and on deadline; 
  • Knowledge of other European languages is a plus.


POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. It is the essential online, mobile and print destination for the most influential people in the world. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, POLITICO boasts an enormous roster of the most talented reporters and editors in the world.

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, click APPLY and please send a CV, motivation letter and writing samples in English outlining why you’re right for this role. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the post will remain open until filled.

Questions? Contact recruitment@politico.eu mentioning Competition Reporter in the subject line.