Newsroom Operations Assistant

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 07

Position description

POLITICO is seeking an Newsroom Operations Assistant to support our Executive Editor. As the Newsroom Operations Assistant you have  a central role in the POLITICO Newsroom, ensuring it functions smoothly and supporting our Editorial leadership.  

Roles & Responsibilities

Full assistance to our Executive Editor including 

- Executive and administrative support including : Calendar management; travel, expenses,  …

- Keeping track of all pending issues ( actionable items, contacts, reviews, direct reports , hiring and staffing issues, ad hoc requests, ..)

- Liaising with our UK Editor

- Smooth running of the newsroom (50+) including :

  • Meetings : Organizing weekly brainstorms & editorial meetings
  • Accreditation : Providing yearly & summits/conferences accreditation letters and ensuring that all new hires are duly accredited in multiple jurisdictions
  • Travel booking
  • Freelancers : Contracting freelancers, explaining invoicing system, handling invoices, tracking
  • Interns : Planning, coordinating and hiring
  • Newsroom expenses : Explaining functioning and checking compliance ahead of signature, dealing with exceptions
  • Recruitment: liaising with HR on openings, filter of incoming cvs , liasing with candidates for tests, coordinating interviews


- Strong organizational skills, working accurately and with attention to detail

- News savvy, enthusiastic about digital journalism and the political sphere 

- Languages – minimum of English and French fluency, other European languages a plus

- Emotional intelligence

- Flexibility

- Solutions-oriented

- Stress resistance

- The ideal candidate can juggle multiple moving parts with varying degrees of priority

- University degree in business, management, communications, marketing, or equivalent experience

- 2 years or more in an Executive Assistant or project management role is required

Application instructions

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