Science|Business, a Brussels-based media company focused on R&D policy and investment, is expanding its news team with the addition of a new journalist to help with our daily coverage of Horizon Europe and EU science and technology policy.
This full-time position is for an enthusiastic journalist with at least two years of experience covering EU policy and politics. The ideal candidate would have a good nose for news, an interest in science and/or technology.
The successful candidate would join a team of journalists who are writing incisive news stories and analysis on Horizon Europe and other EU programmes for research and innovation, science policy, academic freedom, and international scientific cooperation.
Traditionally, issues related to the politics of science and technology rarely make for exciting headlines. But a string of crises, from COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, to the global AI race and rising tensions over semiconductors, has pushed research and innovation at the top of political agendas in Europe and around the world. On this job, the successful candidate will get a front-row seat to a growing public debate on the role of science and technology policy in the EU and beyond.
- Write analytical articles on European research and innovation policy
- Interview with policymakers and thought leaders in research and innovation
- Conduct research on EU documents and data
- Contribute to our Horizon blog
- Help write Science|Business policy reports
- At least 3 years of relevant news and/or digital media experience, including some science and/or technology coverage.
- Native or near-native English writing and speaking skills
- Knowledge of French or German is a plus
- Salary commensurate with experience.
This position is for journalists who are either based in Brussels or are willing to move there. Our office is located in the EU quarter, very close to the European Parliament and other EU institutions.
Please send a CV and sample clips to [email protected] by 29 February 2024, indicating in the subject line that you are seeking the EU News Reporter job.
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.