Jobs at Science|Business


Science|Business Executive Editor wanted

Science|Business, a Brussels-based media company focused on R&D policy and investment, is looking for an Executive Editor to lead our news coverage, and to speed growth in audience and revenue. 

Since its start in 2005, our online news service has earned a reputation as the best, independent eye on EU R&D policies and programmes; and its many events, online and in-person, are the premiere gathering places for anyone trying to understand and connect with those programmes. At the same time, our expert news coverage of policy for AI and quantum, climate and energy, health and COVID have boosted readership in Europe and beyond. 

Now, as we chart our course for the future, we are looking for an editorial entrepreneur with the energy and judgement to lead our small but growing news team in Europe and beyond. This person will also help develop new, profitable news products, and work on content strategy as part of the company’s top management team.

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious, skilled journalist with the vision to lead, the experience to act, and the ambition to create something new.

Duties:

-Management of full-time journalists and freelance contributors

-Daily supervision of global news production and quality, on the Web and in our online newsletters

-Development of news strategy and products to expand revenue and audience

-Reporting and writing some news or features, depending on news flow

-Representation of the company in public events, as moderator or speaker

Requirements:

-At least 7 years of professional journalistic experience, including expertise in at least one of our main themes: science & technology, R&D policy & investment, and EU affairs

-Based in Brussels, or willingness either to move there or visit very often

-Native-level English fluency, with French or German speaking proficiency a plus

-News management or product-development experience preferred

Compensation commensurate with experience, and could include share options in the company. This is an opportunity to help lead our company through its next stage, and pioneer how a news organisation can best serve the fast-growing, and vitally important, global science enterprise.

Email CV and work samples to [email protected] by 30 June 2022.

 

CEE journalist wanted

Science|Business, a Brussels-based media company focused on R&D policy and investment, is expanding its news team with the addition of a journalist to cover R&D in central and eastern Europe.

This part- or full-time position is for an experienced journalist in the region who can strengthen our coverage of R&D policy news and investment in central and eastern Europe (CEE), and work with our Europe Editor on new publications. Topics to be covered include the implementation of the European Research Area, R&D policy reforms in the CEE region, profiles of R&D policy experts and the main R&D centres that matter in the region, as well as the impact of the war in Ukraine on science and technology cooperation in CEE.

Requirements:

  • At least one year of professional news experience – but greater experience would carry a higher salary
  • Some knowledge of the science and technology landscape in central and eastern Europe
  • Fluent English writing and speaking skills
  • Knowledge of other CEE languages is a plus
  • Work remotely, travel may sometimes be required

Please send CV and sample clips to [email protected] by 31 May 2022, indicating in the subject line that you are seeking the CEE journalist job.

About Science|Business

Science Business Publishing Ltd. is a UK and Belgian media and communications company specialised in the European innovation community. The company was founded in 2004 by leading science and technology journalists in Europe to facilitate cross-border and cross-sector R&D activities, and has developed a unique reputation among European research institutes, universities, technol­ogy companies, EU institutions, and government agencies. Its online news service of EU innovation policy has 25,000 subscribers, and it organises more than 30 events a year on various R&D policy topics.

More at www.sciencebusiness.net

 

Industry journalist wanted

Science|Business, a Brussels-based media company focused on R&D policy and investment, is expanding its news team with the addition of an industry reporter.

This full-time position is for an experienced journalist, preferably in Brussels, who can break news and provide incisive analysis on R&D developments in the European tech, defence and other industries. Topics to be covered include R&D investments and strategy of major companies, the build-up of military R&D across NATO and other countries, and the expansion of EU programmes for semiconductor, aerospace and other strategic industries. The reporter will also contribute to our core coverage on EU R&D programmes and policy.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of professional news experience, including some industry coverage. Salary commensurate with experience in industrial/business news reporting.
  • Native or near-native English writing and speaking skills
  • Knowledge of French or German is a plus
  • Working in Brussels is preferred (or ability to move there.)

Please send CV and sample clips to [email protected] by 31 May 2022, indicating in the subject line that you are seeking the Industry journalist job.

About Science|Business

Science Business Publishing Ltd. is a UK and Belgian media and communications company specialised in the European innovation community. The company was founded in 2004 by leading science and technology journalists in Europe to facilitate cross-border and cross-sector R&D activities, and has developed a unique reputation among European research institutes, universities, technol­ogy companies, EU institutions, and government agencies. Its online news service of EU innovation policy has 25,000 subscribers, and it organises more than 30 events a year on various R&D policy topics.

 More at www.sciencebusiness.net