Correspondent -- Rio De Janiero

Al Jazeera English, Rio De Janiero, Brazil, South America

Date PostedAugust 01, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
SpecialtyNational/World News
Job StatusFull-time

Al Jazeera is a dynamic 24-hour English language news channel – with a growing audience in the Americas.  We have an immediate opening for a Correspondent in our Rio De Janeiro Bureau.

The correspondent is responsible for filing high-quality reports from the field, covering breaking news events with analysis in live reports and packages, and producing imaginative and creative news feature reports. Key responsibilities include:


  • Delivering high-quality packaged reports and lives from the field, on a tight deadline.
  • Generating original and innovative stories from the region that reflect the Al Jazeera mandate.
  • Covering breaking news events with live reports and analysis.
  • Must be able to travel and/or relocate depending on editorial needs.
  • Conducting insightful news interviews.
  • Contributing constructive ideas for on-the day and future coverage plans.
  • Liaising with filed teams, news desk, output, and planning to ensure the highest standards of coverage.
  • Working on long form projects if requested.
  • Producing a variety of materials for online on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring all work meets national legal standards for balance, fairness, taste and decency.



The desired candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields, and a minimum 7 years’ of professional experience as a Reporter/Correspondent. Must be a proven talent with solid journalistic, editorial and broadcast credentials.  


Strong editorial and writing skills; strong production skills; strong organization and interpersonal skills; authoritative presence on air; live reporting skills; adaptability and flexibility skills; multitasking and fluent English and Spanish language skills. Knowledge of global current affairs and the ability to react swiftly and effectively to breaking news a must.


The closing date for all applications is September 6, 2018 and interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.


**Al Jazeera English is an equal opportunity employer.

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