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Competition Reporter (Brussels)

Brussels, Belgium


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. The 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.

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

What You'll Do

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.

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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 and subsidies push 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 and subsidies, but also cater to a sophisticated audience of competition insiders for POLITICO Pro, our subscription news service.

What You'll Need

  • 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.

We Value Our People

Our benefits package is built for you, and includes:

  • Hybrid work: Whether you love company and enjoy collaborating with colleagues in person or want some time alone at home to get some deep work done.
  • Work from abroad days: Fancy a workday from atop a mountain resort, or want to work from your parent's dining room table around the holidays? POLITICO offers the opportunity to work from abroad for a limited period each year.
  • Health and Wellness: Across the different cities where we have offices, we offer various initiatives that contribute to your well-being.
  • Transportation: Say goodbye to traffic jams and hello to smooth commutes. POLITICO partially covers public transportation costs.
  • Personal and Professional Growth: From dedicated trainings to regular career chats, with our Grow@POLITICO program, we put your professional development and growth first.


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, Paris, 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, colour, 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 and motivation letter in English outlining why you're right for this role.

Questions? Contact with the subject line: \"Competition Reporter (Brussels)\". Please apply, however, via the online form.

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

Updated: 31/01/2024
Job ID: 00482


Client-provided location(s): Brussels, Belgium
Job ID: Politico-00482
Employment Type: Full Time