POLITICO, Policy Section Editor — Trade, Agriculture, Competition (Brussels)

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14 Feb 2022

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Policy Section Editor — Trade, Agriculture, Competition (Brussels)


POLITICO is seeking a talented editor to join our growing newsroom in Brussels. 

This editor will be responsible for directing our coverage of trade. We are also interested in hearing from candidates with a demonstrable interest in agriculture and/or competition policy. 

We’re seeking an editor with the vision to inspire reporters working across some of the highest-profile and most contentious global policy issues, from the EU’s trade negotiations and relations with Washington and Beijing, to the ecological implications of agriculture subsidies and the tensions raised by trade defenses such as a carbon border tax. 

The role is a busy, hands-on editing job running POLITICO’s flagship subscription products and bringing policy stories to life for our wider audience. This editor will work closely with the editorial leadership team to grow our policy coverage. 

The ideal candidate will have a track record of directing global news reporting, both in EU institutions and in international gatherings such as the G7. The role would suit an experienced journalist who enjoys setting the agenda and has the confidence to collaborate comfortably with reporting teams in Brussels, London, Washington and elsewhere. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Set the direction for policy coverage and line edit copy
  • Manage policy reporters working on both subscription and free-to-read products
  • Generate distinctive and innovative ways to tell stories
  • Feed into discussions about how to grow POLITICO’s audience, reach and impact


The ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrable interest in trade, agriculture and/or competition policy
  • Strong track record of sharp editing and excellent news judgment
  • Written and verbal fluency in English 
  • Strong attention to detail and confident digging into policy coverage in depth
  • Comfortable working at speed and developing longer-term projects
  • Confident representing POLITICO at live events or on broadcast



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 Brussels, London, Paris, Washington, D.C. and New York, 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, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or any other characteristic protected by local laws and regulations. 


Additional Application Instructions

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and motivation letter in English outlining why you’re right for this role.


POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy.

With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels - and continued expansion into various state capitals in the United States - POLITICO has one of the most robust and rapidly expanding roster of journalists covering politics and policy in the world.

Since its launch in 2007, POLITICO has delivered journalism about politics and policy making that is more authoritative in its sophistication and nonpartisan perspective than any competitor; that is more useful to people with a professional interest in public affairs; and that is more fun to read for a community of people who love the drama and sheer sport of politics.

The central mission of POLITICO, from birth to our current period of growth, has been to help sustain and vastly expand nonpartisan political and policy journalism.

We all believe informing readers and holding leaders accountable is and will forever be essential to smart governance, regardless of shifts in technology and consumption habits.

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