Renan Souza


Renan Souza

Journalist, International Relations and Communications Specialist

[email protected]

Membro Desde 2019

Sobre o Candidato

• A high achiever, skilled, organised, reliable and worldwide awarded professional with over ten years of multidisciplinary work experience in Communication and International Relations.
• Global mindset after visiting 46 countries, pragmatic, ethical, opportunity finder and skilful on working across different lines of business and territories prioritising tasks and costs effectiveness.
• Performs well working both independently and as part of a team or even managing it.
• Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, a proven track record of problem-solving anticipating situations and delivering contingencies where needed and a competent strategist delivering successful outcomes.


Sep 2018 / Sep 2019
Goldsmiths, University of London MA in International Relations

Modules include: Armed Politics and Political Violence, Middle Eastern and the Islamic Thought, Gender and Politics.

May 2013 / June 2015
Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado - FAAP Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations (Distinction)

Modules include: International Security, International Relations Theory, Economy, Politics, International Organisations, International Finance, International Law, Prospective Analysis, Business Internationalisation.

Feb 2008 / Dec 2011
Universidade Metodista de São Paulo B.A. (Hons) in Mass Communications, Journalism (1st Class)

Modules include: Philosophy, History, Sociology, Corporative Communication, Public Relations, Communication Theory, Psychology, Political Theory, Strategic Communication, TV, Print, Radio and online journalism technics.

Trabalho & Experiência

Research and Communications Intern ABColombia
Jan 2019 / Mar 2019

• Worked directly in the meetings to update MPs in the UK Parliament about the current political situation in Colombia.
• Drafted articles, texts, report, legal sentences sum up, advocacy work and managed administrative processes.
• Read, monitored, filtered and managed incoming information and news on Colombia in English and Spanish.
• Supported the implementation of ABColombia’s social media strategy updating Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and contributed to the development of new solutions.
• Gained immense experience in policy-making, international politics, conflict, international development and peacebuilding.

Head of International Desk SBT - Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão
Jan 2010 / Aug 2018

• Produced and edited international news at SBT’s headquarters in Sao Paulo including script-writing, reports, conducting interviews, checking facts, research, set up agendas, pitching stories, translating and liaising with sources.
• Analysed, absorbed and organised vast amounts of information and breaking news stories quickly for “SBT Brasil”, the nightly prime-time news program broadcasted daily nationwide reaching around 200 million people per day.
• Demonstrated analytical and technical skills writing and editing stories with outstanding attention to details producing a record number of more than 1,000 international reports per year.
• Covered politics, diplomacy, economy, war and all the topics of the international agenda.
• Gained leadership experience coordinating and managing a team of 18 international correspondents around the globe and as a result being awarded the best-assessed leader in the department.
• As the head of the department, I delivered exclusive stories, offered promotion to the correspondents in senior positions, managed crisis and created a new international editorial policy guideline.
• Increased the company’s brand recognition by formulating a common agenda of relationship across different countries which strengthened our global partnerships.

Habilidades Profissionais

  • analytical thinking
  • copy-editing
  • genuine communication skills
  • management of tasks and administrative work
  • public speaking
  • research
  • Teamwork
  • translation
  • world context understanding
  • writing ability


Prêmio CET de Jornalismo
September 2018

Awarded by the European Travel Commission (ETC) for the excellence of the work in communication.

Prémio Gobernador Enrique Tomás Cresto
November 2016

Winner of award Gobernador Enrique Tomas Cresto granted by the Argentine Senate recognising me as a leader of Latin America and highlighting my contribution to the continent’s development. I was the youngest person in history to receive this award.

TV Co-Ops US State Department
June 2016

Won the US State Department (Media Co-Ops Program) prize for worldwide best TV report project.

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