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Job Title:International Broadcaster (Online)(Russian)-Closing date extended

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-13-955

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$77,585.00 to $100,859.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 01, 2013 to Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1001-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
New York, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-US CITIZENS ONLY

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster (Online) in the Russian Service of the Voice of America, with responsibility for reporting, producing, and editing content for the Service's mutiple platforms. He/She anchors live and recorded Internet-TV studio shows and hosts live on camera interactives with VOA Russian affiliates/informational partners. 

 

THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

VACANCY IS BEING EXTENDED DUE TO BROKEN LINK.

Note:  Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy.  However, all interested candidates should apply now.

 

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

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi cultural 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 services; 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.

 

THIS VACANCY IS BEING ADVERTISED UNDER EXCEPTED SERVICE PROCEDURES AND IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY.

 

THIS VANCAY IS BEING CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED UNDER DELEGATING EXAMINING PROCEDURES FOR ALL U.S. CITIZENS UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NO. DEU-13-55

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS NC-13-955 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DEU-13-55 ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

The Full Performance Level: 12

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizens ONLY
  • COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP MUST BE INDICATED ON RESUME
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Produces original content, curates crowd-sources materials and report text, audio and video news, information and analysis for publication on the VOA Russian's multiple platforms.
  • Serves as an anchor in live or live-to-tape studio Internet/TV shows streamed or uploaded to VOA Russian website; initiates and conducts original on-camera or via Skype interviews with a wide variety of subjects and news sources.
  • Host live on-camera inter-actives with VOA Russian affiliates/informational partners (such as Russian TV channels, Internet-TV portals, etc).
  • Produces news-related TV packages and features of broadcast quality to be published on VOA Russian website and broadcast quality to be affiliates/informational partners channels.
  • Serves as web-editor responsible for VOA Russian website updates and overall content and placement on assigned shifts; edits text, audio and video broadcast segments, including stringer reports for accuracy, balance and objectivity, as well production quality.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualifications:   Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience directly related to this line of work and MUST be bilingual in Russian AND English with the ability to fluently report, research and accurately translate in both languages. Experience of writing and producing original multimedia content across a wide range of topics in English AND Russian; host live or live-to tape studio Internet/TV shows and live on-camera inter-actives; a proven track record of securing exclusive content for an online news operation; experience of sourcing exclusive and generic content from a wide variety of sources, particularly from popular social media networks and blogs; ability to cooperate with a digital team operating in a high-pressure online news environment;  ability to harness technology to improve the content and add value to audience;  have an in-depth knowledge of the major issues of interest to Russian speaking audience.

 

 


Requirements

Suitability Determination: 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.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your application, a review will be made to ensure you meet the job qualifications.


BENEFITS:

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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: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. 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.

 

2. All qualification requirements must be met 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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
 

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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To being, click the BBG link:  http://jobs.bbg.gov?JobRecordId=NC-13-95565 and follow the instructions.

 

All applications must be submitted by: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 

If hand carrying or using the US Mail, FedEx, etc, resumes and, if applicable, any supporting documentation MUST be received in the Office of Human Resources by 5:00pm EST on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If you are using email or fax, resumes MUST by received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date of the announcement.  

 ALL APPLICATION/RESUME FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE MAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

 

Broadcasting Board of Governors

330 Independent Avenune, SW

ATTN: Office of Human Resources

(Room 1543) (Cohen Building)

Washington, DC 20237

USA

 

ATTN: Barbara Jones




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:  

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: 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: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Careers/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Barbara L. Jones
Phone: (202)382-7521
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: BAJONES@BBG.GOV
Agency Information:
Broadcasting Board Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
ATTN Office of Human Resources
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC
20237
USA
Fax: (202)382-7542

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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 by the hiring official.

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Job Announcement Number:

NC-13-955

Control Number:

336931300