Politico expands UK team with four new openings
Politico Europe is adding to its U.K. team as the organization expands its post-Brexit policy coverage.
Four new editorial roles are being created to bolster the London-based editorial team.
The new openings are expected to be advertised this month followed by more editorial and commercial vacancies set to open up later this year.
Politico editor-in-chief Stephen Brown who is based in Brussels, told Press Gazette: “We were trying to work out what we do post-Brexit. For the last couple of years we focused very heavily on the politics of Brexit, especially between London and Brussels and the other European capitals. Now we think, for a policy-focused publication like us, what do we do next? [There is a] massive opportunity for policy-focused coverage going forward.”
Brown directed attention to the “complex” ongoing trade talks between the UK and Europe and “Britain’s relationship with the US and our chance to build or rebuild our relationships with the rest of the world.” “So there’s lots and lots of flesh to be put on the bones and we think we can do that, so we need more people,” he added.
Some of the new coverage will be behind the paywalled Politico Pro section, while the rest will be in the free section.
The Politico Europe website will introduce a UK-specific policy section, the first country to be covered in this way on the site.
UK editor Kate Day has been promoted to the new role of UK executive editor to lead this “next phase of growth.”
Politico Europe currently employs 74 journalists. Brussels is its biggest bureau, followed by London, Berlin and Paris.