Job Overview

Summary

This position is located in the Voice of America's Near East and Central Asia Division. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster for the Uzbek Service, with responsibility for conceiving, planning, researching, writing and broadcasting original radio, television and Internet scripts of a highly complex nature.

 

THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

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.

 

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 

 

The Full Performance Level: 12

Duties

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

~Provides video editor with a script timed to video shots, natural sound and actualities, complete with suggested visual, audio and graphic effects and/or performs desktop video editing as practicable.

~Prepares radio, television and Internet feature stories considered of a competitive quality level for broadcast to the target area. Writes stories for television, radio or the Internet in tone and style that will be most appealing to this audience.

~Creates original and in-depth radio, TV and Internet feature packages that conforms to VOA standards and include original research, field interviews, story principals, appropriate experts, production elements and feed materials.

~Adapts and/or translates material into Uzbek language, which may include simultaneous translations. Voices material for or during radio and/or television broadcasts.

~Edits reports, feature programs, interviews and other radio and television program material.

~Serves as anchor for live TV and radio shows with the appropriate presences and camera-friendly posture to attract the attention and interests of TV and radio audiences.