Job Overview

Summary

This position is located in the Voice of America's Persian News Network (PNN). The incumbent serves as the Managing Editor with overall responsibility for conceiving and directing the development and production of news on the Persian language web site. 

                                        THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

 

The BBG is conveniently located within walking distance of the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green Metro lines

 

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY

 

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 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 delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.  The vacancy is being concurrently advertised for applicants under Excepted Service for Non-U.S. Citizens under announcement #:  NC-13-9122. 

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED NON-CITIZEN (NC) ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.


The Full Performance Level: 13

Duties

  • Incumbent has full editorial responsibility for directing the development and production of complex programming for the Internet.
  • Oversees the creation and management of the production process of web content: re-purposing/creating of text, digital audio and video production, and graphics creation/selection.
  • Guides Web Editors and staff in finding appropriate photos, illustrations, audio, video and Internet links to add depth of knowledge to individual reports.
  • Incumbent determines and assigns necessary revisions, which may include rewriting or combining multiple reports into a single report, as well as editing material for presentation in print/web style rather than broadcast style.
  • Reviews and evaluates news sources and developments to identify items for coverage and necessary updates.
  • Adjusts assignments of staff to meet changing circumstances and to ensure that specific responsibilities are delegated to those best qualified.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to a team of Internet writers/reporters/multimedia producers within the Persian Service in order to produce integrated, well-balanced and targeted reports to audience on both web and mobile platforms.
  • The incumbent plans and assigns work. Establishes and clearly communicates guidelines and performance standards to staff.
  • Maintains familiarity with diverse fields related to Web development for a complex, database driven web site.
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