POLITICO is looking for an experienced German-language reporter to anchor a daily briefing on EU politics.

The newly launched Brussels Decoded – Das Europa Briefing provides in-depth insights into the dynamics of policy decisions and events at the European level and their impact on German politics.

Working collaboratively with editors and reporters in Brussels and Berlin, you will frame and narrate the EU story for a powerful audience of subscribers in Berlin, drawing on the deep expertise of POLITICO’s newsroom around Europe.

This role would suit a versatile journalist and a team player who knows how the EU works, has strong writing and editing skills and has the drive to help build a new venture.

POLITICO prides itself on producing distinctive, non-partisan journalism that joins the dots between what is happening on the domestic scene and international trends and gets people talking.


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, Paris, and Brussels, POLITICO boasts an enormous roster of the most talented reporters and editors in the world.

  • Write a daily briefing on the EU for subscribers in Berlin; including breaking news on topics of relevance for readers; and working with reporters in Brussels and beyond to compile and frame relevant reporting for a new audience.

  • Near native German (C2) and fluent English
  • 7+ years of newsroom experience, with some editing experience a strong plus
  • Proven ability to deliver under pressure and on deadline
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • A deep understanding of the EU and European politics.

Our benefits package is built for you, and includes:

  • Hybrid work: Whether you love company and enjoy collaborating with colleagues in person or want some time alone at home to get some deep work done.
  • Work from abroad days: Fancy a workday from atop a mountain resort, or want to work from your parent’s dining room table around the holidays? POLITICO offers the opportunity to work from abroad for a limited period each year.
  • Health and Wellness: Across the different cities where we have offices, we offer various initiatives that contribute to your well-being.
  • Transportation: Say goodbye to traffic jams and hello to smooth commutes. POLITICO partially covers public transportation costs.
  • Personal and Professional Growth: From dedicated trainings to regular career chats, with our Grow@POLITICO program, we put your professional development and growth first.