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Economy editor in Brussels


Euractiv is an independent pan-European media network specialising in EU policies. Our primary goal is to foster policy debates among EU stakeholders, including governments, businesses, and civil society groups. We provide comprehensive coverage of policy processes leading up to decisions, presenting the issues in a neutral manner without taking sides. 

Euractiv is part of Mediahuis, a publishing company with assets in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg and Germany. Mediahuis publishes across a wide range of formats – from newspapers and magazines to television, radio and online media. More about Mediahuis and Euractiv here.

What are the benefits of working at Euractiv?

You will be working in a vibrant international media office, in a multicultural team, full of talented colleagues you can learn from. You will be in the middle of EU affairs, both physically (our office is in the EU quarter) and through your work. You will be able to bring your contribution to one of the most respected EU affairs media in Europe and bring our news, multimedia content and newsletters in front of Euractiv’s influential readers.

To strengthen our editorial team in Brussels, we are currently recruiting an:

Editor to oversee Euractiv’s economy coverage

Euractiv is looking for an experienced reporter/editor with a keen interest in all things related to economy and jobs to coordinate and oversee the coverage from Brussels, Paris, and Berlin, as well as from across Europe.

The ideal candidate will be expected to plan, drive, and coordinate the coverage of the Economy Hub (Brussels, Paris, Berlin), but also to coordinate with the entire editorial team and the network of offices across Europe. The candidate will also need to write news stories and in-depth feature articles focusing on policy developments and trends in the economy sector. 

The editor should also be confident in linking with top-level politicians, business leaders and influencers, and willing to moderate high-level conferences. 

Apart from the managerial role, as a good team player, he/she must also be willing to jump on news trends as the need arises, for example during EU summit meetings, as well as to develop some multi-media expertise (podcasts, vlogs etc).

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and drive economy coverage, from initial story ideas to the publication, with a particular focus on timely delivery.
  • Set editorial priorities and manage the Economy team.
  • Write breaking news stories, interviews, as well as in-depth and background articles for a specialised audience
  • Write in-depth policy briefings and special reports to deadline
  • Conduct interviews with high-level officials, including EU Commissioners, MEPs, business leaders and policy experts
  • Contribute to meeting Euractiv’s editorial mission and commitment to balanced reporting


  • At least three to four years of experience in journalism and/or in EU economic policy
  • Strong English-language writing skills
  • Proven understanding of EU policies
  • Ability to deliver accurate stories in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think quickly and provide insights and perspective on reports coming from a wide variety of sources, including EU institutions, business associations and civil society;
  • Hard-working, able to respect tight deadlines, entrepreneurial, team-player
  • Other European languages, as well as interest in producing multi-media content, are an asset
  • Eligible to work in the EU

What we offer:

This is a full-time employment contract under Belgian law (“contrat à durée indéterminée”), with salary and responsibilities commensurate to the candidate’s level of experience.

Additionally, we’re offering the following benefits:

  • meal vouchers amounting to 8 EUR/worked day;
  • reimbursement of public transport in Belgium;
  • 250 EUR/year eco-vouchers;
  • hospitalisation insurance coverage;
  • group pension insurance;
  • quarterly and yearly incentives;
  • good balance between remote working and engaging physically with colleagues;
  • a broad range of training and development (as part of the HR Academy of Mediahuis group and external training opportunities).


Please mention in the subject line Economy Editor - First and last name, attach your CV and a short cover letter and email to:

Candidates should be available as soon as possible.

Equality and diversity

We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organisation and to Equal Opportunities in recruitment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All hiring decisions are made entirely on merit. We encourage everyone to apply, even if you do not fit all the criteria.

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