Journalism Coordinator (Social Media Assistant), BBC Brasil

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Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including social media. As part of an historic and exciting expansion, the BBC World Service is expanding its operations in 10 language services to deliver the best service for BBC audiences.

Digital platforms, social media within that, are expected to be a major contributor to BBC’s ambition to bring its international audience to 500m weekly people by 2022. The Digital Development Social Media team plays a key role in helping language services conceive and implement strategies to reach and engage audiences in social platforms, in line with the overall BBC social strategy; it identifies opportunities, content and training needs and provides assistance in all of those areas; promotes innovation within social and ensures best practices are shared and adhered to; liaise in their behalf with third-party platforms and manages central account and tool admin.

We are looking for a Journalism coordinator to assist the team with daily tasks associated with all central social media activity, as well as provide support for the wider WS Digital Development department.


Role Responsibility

The  Sao Paulo-based Journalism Coordinator (Social Media Assistant) is crucial to make sure our content reaches our audience in variety of Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram and more recently YouTube). This professional plans daily posts and reposts from our archive, moderates comments, organises calls to action to engage the audience, edits simple videos for Social Media, subtitles for YouTube videos, requests copyright clearance for videos and photos, answers messages from the audience in all our Social Media inboxes and edits content into different formats such as Insta Stories or Twitter threads.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a journalist with a keen interest in social media and motivated by a desire to assist and help multiple and diverse teams in their daily operations and raise the bar when it comes to social. You will be a self-starter, quick-learning, resilient, persistent and enthusiastic individual with great organisational and communication skills. You will be a team player, flexible and used to working with different teams and projects simultaneously, and not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone to come forward with ideas.

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Continuing Contract
Location: Sao Paolo, Brazil

Local terms and conditions apply

Please submit your CV and questionnaire answers in English 

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Brazil.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to


About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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