Global Voices is Looking For a Dynamic Leader to Shape Our Brazil Coverage

Graffiti on the walls in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro reads, “Genocidal police loves FIFA.” 13 July 2014. Photo by Shay Horse. Copyright Demotix

Graffiti on the walls in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro reads, “Genocidal police loves FIFA.” 13 July 2014. Photo by Shay Horse. Copyright Demotix

Are you a Portuguese- and English-speaking expert on Brazil who values justice, equality, friendship across borders and can't seem to get enough of the Internet? Do you enjoy working from home? Global Voices is looking for you!

Our newsroom is unique — it's completely virtual, our writers are volunteers, our sources are multilingual and live on the Internet. Our newsgathering focus is on trending news, freedom of speech issues, online censorship, activism, and stories that are underreported or misrepresented in mainstream media.

The part-time Brazil will write and coordinate stories by volunteer writers and translators, while developing a robust set of sources to stay on top of regional social, political and activism trends.

Primary tasks:

Be responsible for our Brazil coverage.
Write, fact-check, and edit the most compelling and important stories from online sources in their region.
Add relevant context to stories for our global audience.
Keep on top of developing stories, buzz and trends across social media and citizen media the region.
Develop a database of reliable and vetted online sources across their region.
Manage volunteer writers.
Meet deadlines and posting requirements.
Stay engaged with virtual regional group, newsroom and larger community.
Carry out work in line with the Global Voices’ community, editorial guidelines, mission and culture.

Successful candidates will:

Be fluent in English and Portuguese.
Have a strong journalism and/or digital rights activism background.
Possess sound editorial judgment on regional issues.
Know who the credible social and citizen voices are in Brazil.
Understand mainstream media, local press and social media dynamics in Brazil. 
Understand digital rights, freedom of speech, and activism-related issues and dynamics in Brazil.
Have proven sourcing and news writing ability.
Possess strong leadership qualities.
Have a strong and reliable Internet connection.
Be available 10 hours a week.

To apply:

Please submit a résumé and a cover letter that highlights your work and explains why you would be a great fit for Global Voices. Apply by emailing us at with your name and “Brazil Editor” in the subject line.

Read 8 Solid Reasons to Work for Global Voices here.  

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