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Job Title:Executive Producer (TV)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:BBG-12-204

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Thursday, September 27, 2012 to Friday, October 05, 2012




Full Time - Agency Employees Only




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


Agency Employees Only


This position is located in the Persian News Network of the Voice of America in Washington, DC.  Incumbent serves as the Executive Producer (TV) responsible for the overall production, program development, talent and day-to-day operations of the Persian Television. 


The Broadcasting Board of Governors is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Yellow and Blue Metro lines.


The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multicultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support service; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Applicants MUST complete the online questionnaire.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Working nights, evenings and holidays may be required.


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1.Conceptualizes and designs complex television programs with an innovative and creative approach in various formats, such as live and pre-recorded documentaries, specials on breaking news stories, and remote television programs.

2.Works with the PNN Director, Executive Editor, Staff Director, and Operations Manager to conceive, develop, and implement major program projects and new approaches to reporting and news programming.

3.Exercises supervisory responsibility for no less than five hours of Persian television programming daily.

4.Provides creative direction, exercising responsibility for the production values and aesthetic qualities of all TV programs, including the artistic and creative aspects.

5.Coordinates daily programming with other VOA TV news gathering units to facilitate news coverage for Persian TV programs.

6.Manages, supervises and schedules staff of producers and program hosts; meshes programming needs and resources with operational and editorial needs and resources.

7.Exercises sound editorial judgment in producing polished, air-worthy products.

8.As the Senior Executive Producer, the incumbent has full responsibility for the supervision of all Persian TV Producers, for the recruitment of the production staff, for planning and assigning work, and providing both formal and informal feedback on staff performance on a regular basis.



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Basic Qualifications:  Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level which is directly related to this line of work. 


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as a professional knowledge of television broadcasting techniques, including the ability to produce programming for tailored audiences, AND must possess supervisory and management skills in order to direct, motivate, develop, implement work policies and procedures and evaluate a staff.  



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.    



Additional Key RequirementThis position has been designated supervisory requiring that the selectee on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager serve a one-year probationary period. 


Suitability DeterminationIf 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.






Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies.


  • Supervisory/Managerial skills
  • Communication


Possession of competencies may be address 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 abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits to employees, including opportunities for training and advancement, health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, and public transportation subsidies.  The link below provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees:


1. If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) 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. CTAP 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 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.


3. All qualification requirements must by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .

Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.


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All applications must be submitted by: Friday, October 05, 2012

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.  To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 755086.

After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received.  

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 05, 2012, will result in your not being considered for employment.



What you need to submit to apply for this position:


  • Notification of Personnel (SF-50)

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


Milsa L. Anglin
Phone: (202)382-7517
Fax: (202)382-7542
Agency Information:
Broadcasting Board Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
ATTN Office of Human Resources
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC
Fax: (202)382-7542


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

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