POLITICO, Trade Reporter (Brussels)

Closing date
22 Jul 2022

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Job Description: Trade Reporter (Brussels)


POLITICO Europe is looking for a trade reporter to join our growing Brussels newsroom.

The reporter will work in a team covering one of the most high-profile and contentious global policy issues. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in our reporting of the EU’s trade relations with core partners such as the U.S. and Australia, as well as the high-stakes tensions with Russia and China.

Beyond the big political showdowns, trade is also a highly technical topic and this role will delve deep into the complexities of anti-dumping cases and WTO panels. Trade also increasingly overlaps with Europe’s priorities in technology, tax, the environment and industry, meaning candidates should have an interest in these wider themes. 

The successful candidate will have an eye for detail and a track record of rigorous reporting and scoops. They should be a team player, with an understanding of how policy is made and the ability to develop sources within governments, industry organizations and interest groups.

This role would suit a reporter with 2-3 years of newsroom experience looking to join POLITICO to take the next step in their career.

Role & Responsibilities

This reporting role will cater to a sophisticated audience of insiders for POLITICO Pro, our subscription news service, as well as writing for a broader readership at Politico.eu. 

We’re looking for a confident source builder: you will be competing in a space where deep sourcing is vital and breaking news is the primary goal. Your reporting and analysis will define how trade topics are dealt with by political leaders, industry giants and others.

Alongside breaking news, you will jointly author a must-read morning newsletter for POLITICO Pro subscribers. 

You will also be the public face of POLITICO at events and panels on topics related to trade.


  • 2-3 years of newsroom experience; 
  • Track record of rigorous reporting and scoops; 
  • Strong understanding of how policy is made and influenced by people within governments, lobby groups and industry; 
  • Excellent English-language writing skills; 
  • Ability to work under pressure and on deadline; 
  • Knowledge of other European languages is a strong plus.


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


Application Instructions & Further Details

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

Questions? Contact recruitment@politico.eu mentioning Trade Reporter in the subject line.

Location: Brussels
Employment level: Full-time
Type of role: Specialist


Updated: June 9, 2022
Job ID: 00190


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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