We are seeking a talented, well-connected multimedia journalist in Brussels to join our award-winning news team, as we prepare to launch our new, exciting, digital platform aimed at thought leaders and purpose-driven professionals.

You are a journalist who knows the EU deeply. You will either already have, or will quickly develop, a network of contacts around Brussels and in other EU institutions in Luxembourg and Strasbourg. 

Covering the European Union, you will report and give new insights on the impact of EU policies on people, society technology and the environment, for our audience.

Your coverage will pull out stories from stacks of documents, jargon, legalese and political speak, and bring clarity to the what, why and how of climate change, socio-economic / gender / racial equity, ethical business, and technology in the EU.

Your output will include exclusive original stories in the form of enterprise, analysis, features and long-reads, exploring and articulating the practical impact of EU policies on lives across Europe.

At the same time, you are deft enough to jump on a major developing international story and bring an EU angle to it.

You have excellent news judgment and are a deadline driven self-starter brimming with ideas.

You know how to write for digital audiences, always think of multimedia possibilities for your stories, and come to the table with innovative ideas for your storytelling.

You are ideally fluent in several EU languages, are easy to collaborate with, and thrive in both team and solitary settings.

As our Europe correspondent in Brussels, you will:

  • Run a file from Brussels linking EU policies with the impact on people, society and the environment globally for web and wire products
  • Generate ideas for and write a range of deep and engaging stories and investigations of wide interest
  • Write and research multimedia stories that highlight new angles on topics related to decisions made in Brussels and by governments of EU member states
  • Collaborate across our climate, inclusive economies, and tech and society pillars to produce cross-pollinating stories
  • Consistently meet deadlines and file concise, clean copy that shows how action in Brussels will affect people
  • Develop a network of contacts was well as expert freelancers, op-ed contributors and sources to produce unique content
  • Advise correspondents and editors on EU related issues

To be our Europe correspondent, you will likely have:

  • At least five years of journalism experience
  • A proven track record of investigating and articulating the impact of complex policies on people, society and the environment
  • Sound knowledge of the EU, including the main political, economic and security developments in the region
  • A good network of contacts within EU institutions and related organisations
  • A large appetite for reading policy and a nose for bringing out stories from documents
  • Aptitude for identifying, understanding and explaining data-based stories
  • Versatile and engaging writing style able to adapt to digital and traditional media audiences
  • Familiarity with multimedia storytelling, including video and audio production and photography
  • Demonstrated ability to report on underrepresented communities and capture diverse voices
  • A strong understanding of social media and digital audiences
  • Fluency in multiple European languages
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • The legal right to work in Belgium

Please note, the deadline for applications is Sunday 12 December 2021 at 11.59pm UK time.

What is in it for you

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global perspective and impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organisation with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.
  • A unique approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.
  • Our relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.
  • Learning and development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.

About Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.

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