This position is located in the Voice of America's (VOA) News Center. The incumbent is a Supervisory Digital Visual News Editor with responsibility for leading a team of professional editors, reporters, producers, animators, and artists to transform VOA's digital storytelling by utilizing the best approaches for mobile, social media, and other digital platforms.Learn more about this agency
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Supervising and coordinating a team of reporters, editors, producers, animators, and artists, developing, reporting, and producing stories on a variety of issues that include politics, economy, immigration, education, health, and science, looking for unique angles and in depth reporting for visual storytelling on digital platforms.Providing leadership on and coordinating a multitude of on-going major, complex, subject matter projects as well as developing and breaking news to digital graphic designers and video journalists.Coordinating the visual storytelling of breaking news as well as enterprise reporting across the United States and around the world.
Responsible for all aspects of content, which includes the development, design, production, presentation, evaluation, and analysis of all materials.
Ensuring all content producers provide ambitious/unbiased reporting and utilizes appropriate reporting tools to include analysis of documents and developments, which are accurate, balanced, and comprehensive.
Ensuring VOA is adapting to new visual storytelling norms and experimenting with and utilizing developing technologies to do so.
Collaborating and coordinating with news managers, Internet Managing Editors and house-wide graphic artists, reporters, and digital video journalists to set reporting priorities.Coordinating visual storytelling across VOA's Divisions and recommends assignments of staff to accomplish reporting goals.
Ensuring VOA has an agency wide look, feel, and approach for visual storytelling.
Planing, developing and implementing program strategies for major projects related to the mission and function of VOA.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. citizenship required.
- Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
- Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
- This is a sensitive or national security position.
- If selected, this position requires the completion of an SF 85 or SF-86.
- THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT.
- If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for Federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
- This position may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.
- This position has been designated supervisory requiring that the selectee, on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager, serve a one-year probationary period.
QualificationsApplicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13), which is directly related to this line of work.
Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Listed below are specialized experiences, which MUST be addressed within the application, in order to be considered.
Specialized Experience, Which Must be Addressed:
- Ability to lead in-depth news reports and special projects, shaping, guiding, reporting and telling reputable, balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and compelling visual stories.
- Ability to lead in-depth news using multimedia platforms such as TV, digital and social media, (i.e., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
- Knowledge of international and national journalism laws, practices, and ethics with familiarity of libel laws and other laws governing investigative journalism.
- Skill in the management of people working in highly stressful newsroom conditions and knowledge of modern management techniques and practices aimed at guiding and motivating subordinates.
Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.
1. If you are an eligible Inter Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
4. If selected you will subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for Federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.
- Communications and Media
- Manages and Organizes Information
- Project Management
- Social Media
- Target Area
Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
- Cover Letter
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resource Office.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click the Submit Application button to submit your application package.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://login.usajobs.gov/account/signin. The page will display the positions for which you've applied as well as the status of each application. Click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job, then click on Additional Application Information to see the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on the plus sign (+) next to the job title to expand information about the job. Next click on Update Application to complete the application process.
Agency contact information
AddressCentral News Division
330 Independence Avenue SW
Room 4700 Cohen Building
Washington, DC 20237
INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY: The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) formally known as Broadcasting Board of Governors is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.
USAGM networks include the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti) and three grantee organizations: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia.
Note: Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interested candidates should apply now.
The USAGM is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow, and Blue Metro lines.
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