14 Feb 2020   |   Jobs

Science|Business seeks a Senior News Editor - Brussels

Science|Business, a growing media company focused on European R&D policy and investment, is seeking a senior news 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 around Europe
  • Assisting as needed on assignment, editing or drafting of special policy and conference reports of the Science|Business Network, or other editorial projects
  • Independent contractor based in Brussels. Pay commensurate with experience. EU citizen or work visa.


  • At least five years of full-time professional journalistic experience, including some time in EU affairs
  • 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: some knowledge of EU research programmes, more than one EU language

How to apply

Send your CV/Resume and – this is essential – a sample of prior published articles to jobs@sciencebusiness.net, with subject line Senior News Editor.

Apply by 15 March.

About Science|Business 

Science|Business is the dominant independent news source for EU research and innovation policy, and is now expanding its news coverage. It publishes online at www.sciencebusiness.net with twice-weekly newsletters going to more than 20,000 registrants. It also organises 20+ events a year and manages a membership organisation of more than 60 universities, companies and public-sector institutions with a stake in R&D collaboration, funding and policy. It launched 15 years ago, co-founded by former managing editors of the Wall Street Journal Europe and Nature. This position is a vital step in our efforts to expand.

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