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Producer, BBC Brazilian Service

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is seeking to appoint four Producers for the Brazilian Service. 

You will work with a team of journalists and report to the Head of BBC Brazil and to the Editors on a daily basis, as well as report to Desk Editors/Editors in London and Brasilia and Sao Paulo.  Shift work may be required which could include nights, weekends and public holidays.

There are four positions available:

  • 1 x continuing contract
  • 1 x 6 month attachment/fixed term contract
  • 2 x 12 month attachment/fixed term contract

Role Responsibility

As Producer you will report in the field, originate, research, prepare, produce and present items, articles, packages, interviews, discussions, complete programmes, background, analysis and features, for radio, video, the internet and other media forms.  You will ensure that any editorial material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC.  You will be required to broadcast and write online pieces in Portuguese and sometimes in English on news topics and events (political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and sport) in a manner which is timely, authoritative, lively and interesting, and readily understandable by a non-specialist audience.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a full command and up to date knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese as first (or equivalent) language, as well as an extremely good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.  You’ll have relevant full-time experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others, and experience of reporting on international and Brazilian political and economic issues.  In addition, you will have wide and up to date familiarity with the target area and an in-depth understanding of its history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.

The closing date for this role is 03 March 2015 at midnight.

Advert posted on 03 February 2015.

Package Description

Four positions available:

  • 1 x continuing contract
  • 1 x 6 month attachment/fixed term contract
  • 2 x 12 month attachment/fixed term contract

Salary is a maximum of £40,000 per annum, inclusive of allowances.

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