Dow Jones Newswires seeks competition reporter in Brussels

July 11, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Dow Jones Newswires seeks a reporter to cover European Union antitrust and competition policy and announcements from Brussels.

In this crucial beat, the reporter will cover breaking news in real time, serving Dow Jones Newswires’ global professional readership. The role comes amid an ongoing EU crackdown on the reach of Big Tech; the imposition of tariffs on Chinese electric-vehicle makers, and as the bloc grapples with how to regulate Artificial Intelligence.

The reporter would also be expected to cover scrutiny of major mergers and acquisitions by the European Commission, the EU’s competition watchdog, and the development of policies affecting a whole range of industries.

Based in Brussels, the reporter will work closely with Newswires editors and staff across the region and coordinate closely with colleagues at the Wall Street Journal to ensure breaking news is covered quickly and accurately.

Excellent news judgment and a close eye for detail are essential. Successful candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment where teamwork and communication skills will be hugely important.

Excellent written English is essential. Candidates will know where to find and what to look for in EU and European Commission statements and releases and be able to provide context around the main themes and issues circulating in Brussels, with a demonstrable interest in these areas.

This is an exciting opportunity to write market-leading breaking news for Dow Jones, the global authority in business journalism and publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

You will:

  • Exercise exceptional news judgment to identify news of importance to professionals, with the ability to efficiently prioritize the key elements of breaking news in tight headlines, a quick story, then updates with background and analysis.
  • Recognize and respond to the core audiences for Dow Jones Newswires, and their needs and expectations.
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors from other groups, including Dow Jones Newswires, WSJ and other colleagues and those in other bureaus and regions.
  • Communicate precisely and with compassion.
  • Uphold Dow Jones standards and ethics.

You have:

  • A minimum two-years experience working in news
  • A well-honed sense of urgency along with a capacity to remain calm under pressure.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks and time while handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn.
  • Flexibility in changing/handing off tasks.
  • General awareness of how a newsroom works.
  • A solid sense of teamwork.

To apply, go here.

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