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DeHavilland EU is looking for an EU Policy Reporter in Brussels

19 July 2017

DeHavilland EU is recruiting for an experienced EU Policy Reporter (freelancer) to extend our network in Brussels. You must have freelance status in Belgium and be flexible. We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible.

DeHavilland is the definitive provider of political intelligence, monitoring, research and consulting services in the UK & EU based in London and Brussels. Our services help public affairs professionals track, monitor and evaluate the impact of the political environment, enabling them to effectively plan, implement and evaluate their organisation’s objectives.

This role is to be filled as soon as possible and would suit a freelancer with experience in EU affairs contemplating a career in EU journalism.

Working in Brussels, the successful candidate will cover European Parliament Committee and Plenary meetings, events and conferences. The reports will have to be submitted in English within tight deadlines and adhere to a strict writing style.

Payment is made per assignment and depends on experience.

Main requirements:

  • Self-employed status in Belgium – we cannot consider your application unless this criteria is met
  • Press accreditation / accreditation to the European Parliament 
  • First-class writing skills in English at native level or equivalent, with a keen eye for detail
  • Attend and report on political events in Brussels producing clear, concise and engaging reports on developments in the European Parliament.
  • A genuine interest in and strong knowledge of EU policies and the EU political process
  • A strong interest in EU policy and journalism
  • Proven record of EU parliamentary reporting
  • Excellent time management skills - quick turnaround time to complete assignments
  • Ability to translate complex and technical discussions into simple language
  • Flexibility and commitment – available to report during Committee and Plenary sessions (approx. 3 - 8 assignments per Comittee/Plenary week, depending on demand and availability) 
  • Completed a degree, preferably in a relevant subject

The DeHavilland EU team is professional, driven, committed and passionate about EU affairs. For further information please visit our website www.dehavillandeurope.eu.

If you would like to apply for the opportunity to work with us, please submit your CV and covering letter to Sabrina Urban, including details of current / previous performance and your suitability at recruitment@dehavillandeurope.eu.

Successful candidates will be responded to when they apply, and any adverts will be removed when the role has been filled. If you are interested, please apply immediately to avoid disappointment.

Sabrina Urban, Head of Content
Sabrina Urban
Head of Content

Sabrina Urban heads up DeHavilland's content teams in Brussels and London. Sabrina joined DeHavilland in 2008 and was a key founding member of DeHavilland EU.