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Journalist, Brazilian Service

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

Job Introduction

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.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Role Responsibility

We are seeking a Journalist to create original and impactful digital content for BBC Brasil.  You'll research, report, write, translate, edit and adapt stories and programme material. You’ll have a deep understanding of metric analytics along with an understanding of audience needs and the ability to create content relevant for them.  You'll 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.

The Ideal Candidate

You should be a creative and versatile journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital content and how it is consumed on different platforms. A deep knowledge and experience on digital video will be an advantage. We're looking for a producer who is passionate about digital storytelling. As the digital landscape is changing you would need to be as nimble as the technologies.

You will need sound editorial judgment, understanding international affairs as well as Brazilian affairs, sharp editing skills and the ability respond to breaking news. Candidates should enjoy working under pressure and bring plenty of story and treatment ideas to the role.

A full command and up-to-date knowledge of Portuguese as first (or equivalent) language is essential.


Package Description

Band C

Contract type: 12 month FTC/Attachment

Location: London

Closing date: 08/07/2020

Salary: £30,352 to £44,727 per annum inclusive of allowances

Please note that a full command and up-to-date knowledge of Portuguese as first (or equivalent) language is essential.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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

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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