POLITICO, Policy Reporter - Sustainability (Brussels)

04 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Policy Reporter - Sustainability
Reporter, Reporting
Job Type
Full Time

POLITICO Europe is looking for an experienced policy reporter to be based in Brussels to steer our coverage of one of the most important topics in Europe: sustainability. 

The job involves reporting on a wide range of topics from waste legislation to air and water pollution, the circular economy, chemicals, biofuels, biodiversity and more.

The beat requires close coverage of EU institutions and regulatory bodies, but also writing about people and personalities and looking beyond the Brussels bubble at how EU policies are implemented and how they affect member countries.

The successful candidate will have an eye for detail, a track record of rigorous reporting and scoops, as well as the ability to write long-form stories. He or she should be a team-worker, with an understanding of how policy is made and influenced by people within governments, lobby groups and industry. An understanding of EU policymaking, and experience of reporting in Brussels or elsewhere in the EU27, would also be an advantage, as would strong language skills.

The reporter will contribute to our daily newsletter, write short news reports as well as longer features that appeal beyond a core audience. They will also be a public face of POLITICO at events and panels on topics related to sustainability.  


  • College degree or equivalent 
  • At least four 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 click APPLY to visit our site and 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).