Social media manager in Rio de Janeiro's coolest favela

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The Exchange

Looking for a social media manager for our social impact projects in Rio de Janeiro’s coolest favela: Vidigal. You will need to be managing the social media platforms for 3 different social-impact organizations. We currently run a coliving space, a favela tourism agency and a social business incubator. We work with projects from the favela such as the percussion school for children, local craft beer, Capoeira school and the ecologic park.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Social Media: Maintain and update social media channels.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English or Intermediate Portuguese

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

If you are looking for an authentic, truly immersive experience in a misunderstood community, you are at the right place. Favelas are living under the shadow of stereotypes which is why they are being marginalized. We aim to break stereotypes and bring opportunities to the community.

We are looking for someone to spend a minimum of 3 months, ideally 6 or more, to immerse themselves into the local culture, get to know the community and help us create positive impact.

The ideal candidates are friendly, creative, determined and like to travel "off the beaten path", like to immerse themselves in the local culture and taste it's authenticity.


Our social media communication is in English, which requires a very good level of spoken and written English. However, speaking Portuguese is also required so that you can interact with the community. Ideally, you should be speaking medium Portuguese and advanced English. If you at least know Spanish and a little bit of Portuguese and have the intention to learn Portuguese fast, that will work.

You need to have experience in managing social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin. Remember, you will be managing the social media for 3 different accounts, so you need to be efficient and organized. You will be writing and curating our content, improving our engagement and following. You will develop and follow a specific strategy which is aligned to our goals.

Minimum of Photoshop skills are required.