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Journalist (Visual Journalist), Sao Paulo

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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 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 www.bbcbrasil.com and Social Media platforms, reaches around 20 million unique users monthly.

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 routinely self-shoot and edit complete packages for use across multiple platforms.

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 fixed term contract
Location: Sao Paulo, Brasil.

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

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • 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.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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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