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POLITICO, Competition Reporter (Brussels)

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24 Mar 2023

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Full Time
Online, International, Finance, News

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Competition Reporter (Brussels)

POLITICO Europe is looking for an experienced reporter to help drive our coverage of antitrust, state aid and industrial policy news at the EU and national level. 

This job covering the heart of the inner workings of Brussels involves the EU’s front-page showdowns with both governments and Big Tech firms.

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

Role & Responsibilities

The reporter will be competing in a space where deep sourcing is vital and breaking news is the primary goal. Building a network of trusted contacts, quizzing regulators and quickly analyzing court rulings are a routine part of the job. 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 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 at least three 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.

Application Instructions & Further Details

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV, motivation letter and writing samples in English. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Location: Brussels
Employment level: Full-time
Type of role: Specialist


POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy.

With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels - and continued expansion into various state capitals in the United States - POLITICO has one of the most robust and rapidly expanding roster of journalists covering politics and policy in the world.

Since its launch in 2007, POLITICO has delivered journalism about politics and policy making that is more authoritative in its sophistication and nonpartisan perspective than any competitor; that is more useful to people with a professional interest in public affairs; and that is more fun to read for a community of people who love the drama and sheer sport of politics.

The central mission of POLITICO, from birth to our current period of growth, has been to help sustain and vastly expand nonpartisan political and policy journalism.

We all believe informing readers and holding leaders accountable is and will forever be essential to smart governance, regardless of shifts in technology and consumption habits.

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