Journalist, BBC Brasil

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

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 over 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

All Language Services are multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms. BBC Brasil provides news and current affairs to Portuguese-speaking audiences in Brazil and around the world on digital. Its multimedia content, distributed to various partners in Brazil, available on and Social Media platforms, reaches around 20 million unique users monthly.

We are recruiting a Journalist to join our team in Sao Paulo.

Role Responsibility

Your role is to create original and impactful digital content for BBC Brasil. You will research, report, write, translate, edit and adapt stories and programme material. You will have a deep understanding of metric analytics along with an understanding of audience needs and the ability to create content relevant for them.

You must ensure that BBC Editorial principles and all relevant legal, contractual and copyright requirements are met while originating and producing a wide variety of news and current affairs content. You may be required to travel off base on short reporting trips and assignments, and may be required to work with or move to other teams and to have the ability to work across a range of skills in a flexible manner, and to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the BBCs overall standards and values.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a creative and versatile journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital content and how it is consumed on different platforms.  Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese is essential. A deep knowledge and experience on digital video is a distinct advantage.  It is important that applicants can demonstrate extensive experience self-shooting and editing whole packages and interviews for TV and social media.  Knowledge of using programmes such as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut is required.

You should be a journalist who is passionate about digital storytelling.  As the digital landscape is changing you would need to be as agile as the technologies.

You will need sound editorial judgment, first class understanding of international and Brazilian affairs, sharp editing skills and the ability respond to breaking news.

Package Description

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Contract: continuing (local terms and conditions apply)

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

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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