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Current Vacancies: Staff writer

LatinNews, based in London, provides political, economic, business and security analysis of key developments in Latin America for business leaders, policy analysts, scholars, diplomats, and government officials globally.

LatinNews seeks a full-time staff writer, with background in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay), Brazil and/or Mexico, to: produce daily content for the Daily news service; assist in the editorial output and production of other publications, including our flagship Latin American Weekly Report and Security & Strategic Review as well as other publications as required. Focusing on the region’s most pressing economic, political, security and corporate issues, the publications are targeted to keep our wide range of subscribers informed about the issues that matter to them.  
 
Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Writing stories on breaking news on LAC countries – mainly Southern Cone, Brazil or Mexico as required by daily deadlines.
  • Working with other editors to plan and write editorial content for other print and online publications.
  • Developing ideas for in-depth analysis articles on issues of interest to subscribers. 
  • Carrying out production tasks such as copy editing, page layout and publishing online.
  • Commissioning and sub-editing freelance copy for our Economy & Business Report.
  • Representing Latin News on panels, briefings and similar events when required.

QUALIFICATIONS 

This is a position for an individual with an interest in journalism and political, economic and security issues and experience of analysis/research specifically relating to Latin America and the Caribbean, and in particular the Southern Cone, Brazil and/or Mexico. The candidate must have the ability to produce quality work while meeting tight deadlines; possess strong news judgment; have strong research, writing and editing skills and attention to detail; excellent writing and speaking skills in English, and full professional proficiency in Spanish while Portuguese is also highly desirable. A background in economics would also be particularly welcome. Candidates must be independent-minded and have the ability to work collaboratively and autonomously with minimal direct supervision. Other requirements include a postgraduate degree in Latin American Studies, Economics, Politics or International Relations, familiarity with online research, social media, and Microsoft Office. Experience of working with online content management systems is also desirable.

HOW TO APPLY 

For consideration, please submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and two writing samples in English to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABOUT LatinNews 

LatinNews (Latin American Newsletters) was founded in London in 1967 to provide expert political, economic, and security analysis on Latin America and the Caribbean. For nearly 50 years, it has been acknowledged as the foremost authority on the region. The LatinNews portfolio of reports includes LatinNews Daily, our flagship Latin American Weekly Report (first published in April 1967), Latin American Special Reports, covering topics of key interest, our four Regional Reports (MexicoCentral America & the CaribbeanThe Andean Group, and Brazil & the Southern Cone) and two specialist monthlies: Latin American Economy & Business and Latin American Security & Strategic Review.