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Job Title:Supervisory Managing Editor (Internet) (PERSIAN)

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:NC-13-9122

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 22, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1082-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 2 Years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY

JOB SUMMARY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY

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 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, 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 EXCEPTED SERVICE PROCEDURES AND IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY.


THIS VACANCY IS BEING CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED UNDER DELEGATED EXAMINING PROCEDURES FOR ALL U.S. CITIZENS UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NO.  DE-13-122

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS NC-13-9122 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.  WE CANNOT MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DE-13-122 ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants MUST be a Non-U.S.Citizen--(U.S.Citizens may apply to DE-13-122)
  • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on resume.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
  • Working nights, weekends and holidays may be required.

DUTIES:

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  • 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.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12), which is directly related to this line of work, AND must be bilingual with excellent command of Persian and English  languages, in order to speak, write, research, translate and copy edit in both languages.

     

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEis experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of some of this experience includes, leading, motivating and supervising a team of Internet writers, Web Editors, reporters, multimedia producers AND using Internet journalism techniques such as writing and editing for the Internet in order to produce integrated, well-balanced written and graphic materials that capture the attention of the audience.  


    This is a supervisory position requiring that a selectee on an initial supervisory appointment serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.  

     

    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, 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 December 31, 1959, you 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 begin, click the BBG link: http://jobs.bbg.gov?JobRecordId=NC-13-912291

    and follow the instructions.

     

    All applications must be submitted by: Friday, May 03, 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 dates of the vacancy announcement.  If you are using e-mail or fax, resumes MUST be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date of the announcement.

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

    Broadcasting Board of Governors
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    ATTN: Office of Human Resources
    (Room 1543) (Cohen Building)
    Washington, DC  20237
    USA

    ATTN: Milsa L. Anglin



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    What you need to submit to apply for this position:

    • Resume
    • 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:

    Milsa L. Anglin
    Phone: (202)382-7517
    Fax: (202)382-7542
    Email: MLANGLIN@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 status 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-13-9122

    Control Number:

    342056300