News correspondents (EU and beyond)
Apply By: 31 December 2010
Devex is seeking talented writers and journalists in key European cities to cover international development, humanitarian relief, food security, global health and related issues.
We are looking for regular contributors in the following cities:
Brussels – to cover the European Parliament, ECHO, EuropeAid and its contractors.
London – to cover DfID and various development nonprofits, think tanks and consultancies.
Geneva – to cover various U.N. agencies and other human rights and development groups.
Paris – to cover AFD and French government aid, as well as the Francophone aid community.
Rome – to cover various U.N. and food agencies as well as Italy’s bilateral aid.
In addition, we are looking for occasional contributors located in other major development hubs in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The ideal candidate is a seasoned reporter with a proven track record in covering agencies such as EuropeAid, DfID and the U.N. who has a deep understanding of the international development industry, a basic sense of hiring trends and procurement procedures, and a web of sources in government as well as the private and nonprofit sectors. Fluency in English and other relevant languages is essential.
Coverage will focus on the following:
Interviews with high-level officials, including leaders of bilateral and multilateral donor agencies.
In-depth feature profiles of key figures in international development.
In addition, we are interested in coverage of:
Industry “buzz” and breaking news in each of the above development hubs.
Business news on how organizations may gain visibility, strike up partnerships and win funding for international development projects.
Career coverage exploring ways to pursue internships, volunteer opportunities, fellowships, consultancies and staff positions in key development sectors or with top aid organizations.
Devex is a social enterprise providing recruiting services, business information, networking opportunities and news to more than 150,000 international development professionals around the globe. We’ve been the development community’s top one-stop shop for everything development since 2000, and our news is widely read by a variety of experts in organizations such as the U.N., DfID, Save the Children, Acted, Crown Agents, GAIN and GTZ. To find out more, visit www.devex.com.
Our audience consists mainly of experts in the international development sector who expect editorial content that will help them improve their business or careers while doing good at the same time.
About this opportunity
We are looking to build lasting relationships with enterprising reporters who are eager to contribute regularly to our growing global news operation. Please note that these are freelance positions.
How to apply
If you are interested in covering this exciting industry for a fast-growing global audience of executives and aid workers, please e-mail at [email protected], and include the following:
- The city you would like to report from (in your e-mail’s subject line).
- Your resume.
- At least three writing samples that showcase your knowledge of international development and the agencies you would be covering for us, your interviewing and feature writing skills, and your ability to express complex policy and technical matters in an engaging manner.
- A short description of your web of sources in international development, focusing on key organizations in the above-mentioned cities.
- Any story ideas you may have.
- Your payment expectations (per article or per word).
- Your location and availability.