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    Summary

    This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture. The employee works with members the Smith Funds Community Curation Program team and the museum’s Web and Emerging Media team to develop high-quality content for the online Community Curation Platform and across a variety of other museum digital platforms and channels. The Digital Content Producer will be responsible for increasing the reach and impact of the Smith Fund’s online community programs.

    The Community Curation Program (CCP) is a new initiative supported by the Robert Frederick Smith Explore Your Family History Center. The program's goal is to bridge the generational divide in African American communities by bringing access to online services that support the digitization, preservation and sharing of stories by and for the community. 

    ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either:  (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first.  If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.
        
    We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes.  We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

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    Responsibilities

    • Collaborates with the Smith Fund Program Manager, the web and emerging media, curatorial, conservation and digitization, education, and public affairs teams to identify, select, and edit community contributed and strategic partner content suitable for publishing to the Community Curation online platform and the Smith Fund’s other digital platforms and channels.
    • Researches and collaborates with partners in select cities and regions to produce, edit, and publish new digital content for the Community Curation Platform as well as the museum’s supporting digital platforms and channels.
    • Selects appropriate online community contributed stories, objects, and collections for the Community Curation online platform.
    • Creates, edits, and publishes content in adherence with all established NMAAHC editorial procedures, protocols, and guidelines.
    • Creates original digital content suitable for publishing to the Community Curation online platform and all NMAAHC digital channels and platforms. Content is informative, educational, entertaining, and engaging, while supporting the missions, goals and visions of the Smith Fund, NMAAHC, and the Smithsonian Institution.
    • Coordinates with the Smith Fund Program Manager, Chief Digital Officer, curatorial, education, and public affairs teams to build an effective digital content strategy for the Community Curation online platform.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

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    This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
    • Complete a Probationary Period
    • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    Qualifications

    Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as working as a writer, editor, and producer of multimedia content for multiple online channels for or about African American audiences, constituencies, or communities.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    Or Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related may be substituted for the required experience.

    Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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    Additional information

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    1. Skill in editing material in a variety of multimedia formats (images, video, and audio) for digital publication.
    2. Skill in writing and editing content for online publication appropriate to the intended audience.
    3. Ability to create original content for digital publication.
    4. Knowledge of digital marketing techniques to increase the visibility of digital offerings.

    Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.


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    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:

    • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.
    Please Note:

    • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
    • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
      OR
      You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
    • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
    • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.

    Agency contact information

    Bruce Napper

    Phone

    202-633-5474

    TDD

    202-633-6409

    Fax

    202-633-6401

    Email

    napperb2@si.edu

    Address

    SMITHSONIAN
    Office of Human Resources
    POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
    Suite 5060
    Washington, District of Columbia 20013-7012
    United States
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    Next steps

    At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt.
    The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.
    Additional Information:

    • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
    • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
    • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501239500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.