Business Journalist - Latin America (Portuguese speaker)

Location
Job Type Permanent
Salary Attractive
Reference 33653

An Events and media organization for sports betting, gaming and payment industries is looking for an enthusiastic and talented journalist to be based in Latin America as the company looks to expand its content team.

The role will involve work on their news platforms. Furthermore, there will be editorial work to support a series of successful and growing gaming industry events that they organise throughout the year. They also have a number of large clients within the sectors for whom they provide news and feature content.

You must have:

  • Degree level qualification in journalism
  • Exceptional writing & grammar
  • Native level of Portuguese
  • Good level of English
  • Professional level of Spanish 
  • Exceptional news judgement
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly and explain them in simple, concise language

It would be nice if you had:

  • Interest in Gambling/Sports a significant advantage
  • Conversational or business fluency in English
  • 1-2 years of career experience preferred but not compulsory for the right candidate
  • Experience of wordpress

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Developing an editorial voice for the Website(s), and building a reputation for quality news coverage so that the Website(s) are seen as the leading industry news source in the region;
  • Producing concise and accurate copy according to house style and adhering to strict deadlines;
  • Creating and uploading news content for the Website(s);
  • Using and updating content management system;
  • Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances;
  • Seeking out and investigating stories via contacts, press releases and other media;
  • Ensuring content is optimised for search engine optimisation;
  • Attending a range of events, such as press launches, exhibitions and conferences - some international travel will be required, which will be discussed and agreed with the Consultant as and when required;
  • Supporting the conference production team (London and LatAm) in sourcing speakers and helping with the agenda for SBC events, including events in the region as well as conference sessions dealing with the region at other SBC events (i.e. Betting on Sports, Betting on Sports America)
  • Building relationships with industry stakeholders across the region, and representing the Client in a positive light consistent with its overall brand;
  • Editing the work of junior journalists contributing to the Website;
  • Managing Noticias video output
  • Manage all social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter)
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