Jobs at Science|Business

Senior Editor

Science|Business, a growing media company focused on European R&D policy and investment, is seeking a senior editor to join its news operation as soon as possible.

Job description

  • Brussels-based reporting on Horizon Europe and related EU research, innovation, education policy news – live news, scoops, features and analysis
  • Coordination and planning of online EU R&D policy news coverage with small team of professional journalists
  • Assisting as needed on assignment, editing or drafting of special policy and conference reports of the Science|Business Network, or other editorial projects
  • Moderation of Science|Business conference sessions as needed
  • Reporting to Editor-in-Chief, and working with Managing Editor for daily news production
  • Independent contractor based in Brussels. Pay commensurate with experience.


  • At least five years of full-time professional journalistic experience in either EU affairs or in European science and technology news (preferably both)
  • Superb English-language journalistic writing skills, demonstrated by a record of high-impact articles (scoops, features, analysis)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, eager to help build our brand and readership online, and to help us grow the company and its membership network
  • Preferred: knowledge of EU research programmes, more than one EU language

How to apply

Send your CV/Resume and a sample of prior articles with the subject line 'Senior editor: [your name]' to 


Finance Manager

Science|Business, a growing media company specialised in EU innovation policies, opens a part-time position (free-lance) to help with the management of its accounting and administration. We are looking for a results-driven and confident finance manager to manage and improve our organisation's financial performance and direct our accounting operations. Duties for the finance manager will include managing accounting records, evaluating and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, publishing financial statements, overseeing accounting operations, analysing financial data, monitoring expenditure, forecasting revenue, coordinating auditing processes, and ensuring accuracy of financial information.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Bookkeeping account information and related administrative requirements and procedures
  • Preparing salaries for the employees and liaise with the payroll providers
  • Issuing invoices and credit notes
  • Preparing financial transactions and track late payments
  • Monitoring cash flow, provide analysis of financial data
  • With input from the accountants, drafting balance sheet, profit and loss statement, budget and forecasts
  • Management of the contacts with the accounting firm in Belgium and the UK
  • Draft and record all commercial contracts
  • General office work


  • Strong analytical skills, a flair for numbersExcellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience of Belgian accounting practices and requirements
  • Financial degree, a minimum of 5 years of relevant financial experience
  • At ease with Excel. Ability to handle Winbooks a plus
  • You are discreet and ensure strict confidentiality of the data that you will be working with
  • Proficient knowledge of English & French (written and spoken); any other language appreciated
  • Good collaboration & communication skills within multicultural environment
  • Experience in financial management of EU projects is a plus
  • Independent contractor based in Brussels. Pay commensurate with experience.


To apply and/or for more information, please contact: Please send your CV, cover letter and at least 2 references with the subject line 'Finance Manager: [your name]'.

Application deadline: 28 March 2020