Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse


Paris, Hong Kong, Nicosie, Washington

Germain joined AFP in 2006 on the Economic Desk in Paris. He was then appointed to New York for 4 years before moving to Moscow in 2012. Since 2019, he has been Deputy Editor-in-Chief in London, where he coordinates news coverage in the UK and Ireland.

His career at AFP has led him to cover a variety of subjects such as the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis, the revolution in Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, the Brexit and more recently the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Video Coordinator for Southeast Asia based in Bangkok. Originally from China, she moved to Hong Kong to pursue a master's degree in journalism. The afp recruited her 10 years ago after an internship on the video desk. She was a reserved young lady at first sight but with a great will and determination, plus an expertise in sports. On the video desk, she was recognized for this competence

In the video desk of the London office, Ada is in charge of editing videos filmed by the agency's JRIs in Africa, thus participating in the promotion of this continent.

Ada joined AFP as an intern before moving to the Europe and Africa video desk. In one year, she was able to contribute to the coverage of historic moments: the fall of Kabul to the Taliban or the invasion of Ukraine. She is proud to be part of one of the world's leading news agencies and to work with teams on several continents and time zones.

Christine Briemel has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources in international groups. After 7 years with the pharmaceutical group Johnson & Johnson, where she held several positions including Director of Talent Development for Europe Middle East Africa, Christine became Head of Human Resources at Westinghouse (energy sector) for France, Belgium and South Africa for 14 years. In 2017, she was appointed Head of Human Resources in France for the German group Kaefer Wanner, where she faced various challenges.

Christine joins AFP in spring 2021 as Director of Human Resources. She will be in charge of steering and deploying the Human Resources strategy, covering all aspects of journalism and support functions in France and abroad. The main short-term challenges are the development and harmonisation of an international HR policy, the digitalisation of HR processes and the implementation of a mobility and diversity policy.

Richard joined AFP in 2009 in Berlin, where he used his experience as a financial markets reporter to cover the eurozone debt crisis. He moved to Paris in 2013 as a reporter on the English desk before becoming deputy head of the Paris bureau, covering the Charlie Hebdo attack and the rise of Emmanuel Macron, among other things. Richard then returned to the desk as Head in 2016 and the following year was appointed Deputy Head of the Tokyo desk, where he covered the build-up to the Olympics and the Rugby World Cup.

Since 2020, he has been deputy to the central editor, responsible for the agency's day-to-day production, in coordination with editors and reporters across AFP's global network.

Caroline holds a Master's degree from the University of Paris Dauphine and joined AFP in 2011 as part of her apprenticeship contract in the Communications and Brand Department.

She then pursued her professional career in various companies. In 2016, she returned to AFP as a communications officer, working within the Communications Department to enhance the Agency's brand image.

With an engineering degree from ENSI CAEN, Yannick joined the Agency in 2006 as a Systems Engineer, after a two-year assignment as a consultant with the IT Department. He then moved to the Development Department, joining the Business Applications department, which he took over in 2014. In 2019, he was appointed Head of the Editorial Systems IT Department.

Yassine holds a degree in political science and a diploma from the Centre de formation des Journalistes (CFJ). He joined AFP in 2014. During his career, he has held various production positions that have led him to cover hot news, both on the desk and in the field.

In 2015, he joined the sports department, first on the desk, then reporting on the football section where he covered the 2018 World Cup. In September 2020, he became a reporter in charge of new technologies, first in the economics department and then in the digital/culture department.

A graduate in Journalism from CELSA, Daphne worked for three years as a freelance text, radio and TV journalist before being recruited by AFP in the Jerusalem bureau. She then joined the Berlin bureau, where she covered the German economy.

Passionate about adventures, encounters, human experiences and writing, since the beginning of 2020 she has been a multi-skilled reporter in the Investigations Unit in Paris, which now leads her to cover trials, attacks and social issues, or to go on missions abroad: she has already spent several weeks in Afghanistan and more recently in Ukraine.

Halima is a Java developer in AFP's Editorial IT Systems Department. After obtaining a Master's degree in Software Engineering from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble in 2007, she began her professional career with various companies as a Java consultant and joined AFP in 2020, initially as a service provider before joining the agency's staff in 2021.

Halima is part of the Document Back-end Department, which is responsible for developing applications that manage editorial documents (text dispatches, photos, videos, etc.) and consolidate the information provided by other applications, from production to archiving.

Pauline holds a degree in history and a diploma from the Lille School of Journalism, and joined AFP in 2006. During her career, she has held various production positions that have led her to cover hot news as close to the ground as possible.

In 2010, she joined the general news team, first as a correspondent for the suburbs and then for the police, terrorism and attacks section, where she covered the wave of jihadist attacks. In May 2019, she became assistant to the social networks and fact-checking department, where she was led to approach her journalistic work differently, starting from the facts and checking them.

Jean-Luc has been AFP's France director since September 2017 and deputy news director since March 2019. He joined AFP in 1987 and began his career as an editor on the France desk before being appointed to the Besançon bureau.

He then moved to Washington, where he covered the 1992 presidential election. On his return to Paris in 1994, he joined the political service, first as a correspondent in Parliament, then at Matignon from 1997 to 2002. Head of the French economic service from 2004 to 2008, then assistant to the central editor-in-chief until 2012, he headed the Brussels bureau for three years before being appointed editor-in-chief France in 2015.

Jean-Luc has a law degree, a DEA in political science and is a graduate of the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (CFJ).

After starting out in the print media, Karim joined the AFP team in Moscow in 2004, where he covered the rise of President Vladimir Putin. After the cold Russian years, he was posted to Baghdad where the civil war was raging and then to Kabul where the Taliban were gaining ground.

He then headed to the Paris office, where he covered the rebellion against the Libyan dictator Gaddafi and the start of the war in Syria. In 2014 he returned to Moscow as head of the editorial office. Since 2021, he has been Editor-in-Chief Europe.


AFP is a leading global news agency providing fast, comprehensive and verified coverage of the events shaping our world and of the issues affecting our daily lives. Drawing from an unparalleled news gathering network across 151 countries, AFP also is a world leader in digital verification. With 2,400 staff representing 100 different nationalities, AFP covers the world in six languages, with a unique quality of multimedia storytelling spanning video, text, photos and graphics.

What they are looking for

Our staff spanning 100 nationalities are recruited across 151 countries. Text journalists, video stringers, photographers, network administrators, graphic designers, product managers, communications officers, HR recruiters, salespeople, lawyers, comptrollers (…), all these staff participate in AFP’s mission of acting in the public interest. Such diversity of jobs, cultures and languages constitute the strength of our network. Join us !

Good to know

A few clarifications for journalism candidates:

  • Internships/apprenticeships: students in journalism schools must imperatively contact their school to apply to AFP. For all other students, applications are reviewed via Welcome to the Jungle.

  • Full-time positions (CDI, CDD, stringers): each year, AFP organizes an entrance exam for the AFP Anglophone Training Scheme Scholarship. Information regarding the exam and the registration process are posted online on at the beginning of the year.

  • AFP has recently opened an online training platform to help all journalists and journalism students strengthen their skills in digital investigation : Digital Courses

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