Hiring a freelancer might be a good idea for quick jobs. But how do you find freelance journalists in Brazil? This article will try to clarify this and will give you a few hints about it.
Due to the Brazilian labor bureaucracy, hiring a professional might take weeks. But if a job is needed for just a couple of months, a valid solution might be going after freelancers.
In Brazil, this kind of profession is becoming more common, with its numbers doubling in the last decade. Home office is also trending, especially in some careers like social media monitoring and web writing.
Brazil unfortunately does not have a database with journalists’ contact information, so a research is needed if your company wants to fill a temporary job position.
The best way to find a freelance journalist in Brazil is through connections. Getting in touch with people that have had contact with this type of professional is surely the safest way to hire somebody for a temporary job.
Searching websites that host journalists’ portfolios is also a valid measure. On one hand, domains like Clippings.me, Wordpress, and About.me, contain a lot of previously published work by journalists. On the other hand, it is more difficult to find exactly what you are looking for since their main purpose is not to help companies find new employees.
Nevertheless, we have listed other ways to do so, just in case you or your company do not really know anyone that can recommend professionals for a needed position.
Facebook and LinkedIn are frequently used by companies to start selection processes, especially the smaller ones. There are lots of groups on both sites, but be careful: some of them have too many members, most of them are way below your expectations, which can result in a loss of time.
Here are some suggestions:
- Jornalistas Freelancers Brasil (Brazilian Freelance Journalists) - LinkedIn
- Jornalistas Freelas - Facebook
- Freela Solidário - Facebook
Many of the websites used worldwide to hire freelancers also have some Brazilian professionals looking for jobs. Workana, Freelancer.com and Elancer.com might be useful, but we listed some suggestions from Brazil:
- Trampos.co (in Portuguese)
- Freela.com.br (in Portuguese)
- OpenJobs.com.br(in Portuguese)
- XJobs.com.br(in Portuguese)
Hints & Tips
- Write the most important requirements in the beginning of the job description. If you need a Brazilian journalist that speaks Italian fluently, make it clear right away.
- Detail everything that the position requires, and highlight what is and what is not crucial. This will help you by eliminating candidates that do not fit the offered position.
- Ask for previous work made by the journalist, like a published text or video. This will also help you discard the candidates that want the job really bad but just do not have the requested profile.
- If you are in doubt about several candidates, pick your favorite two or three. After that, give them a simple task as a tiebreaker.