Job Title: Supervisory International Broadcaster Job Announcement Number: BBG-13-174
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Thursday, August 15, 2013 to
Friday, August 23, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Agency Employees Only
This position is located at the Voice of America's French to Africa Service in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Service, having overall management, administrative and program responsibilities for all radio and TV broadcasts, Internet-based, digital and mobile output, as well as placement on affiliate stations.
THIS POSITION IS NOT 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, 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 ONLY
- Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
- Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
- Candidates must complete online questionnaire.
- Candidates may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
DUTIES:Back to top
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
~Manages and supervises the work of staff and contractors, providing editorial direction by selecting and approving subject matter to be included in the content of radio, TV and Internet. Reviews and edits news copy for content, treatment and impact in franchophone Africa. Assigns or approves coverage of events, writes scripts and produces radio, TV and Internet programs. Edits completed scripts to ensure accuracy, balance, clarity, style and compliance with VOA Charter and journalistic code.
~Monitors VOA French radio, TV and Internet output for appropriateness of content, style and balance.
~Plans and formulates short and long term radio, TV and Internet programming goals to ensure that content and formats exemplify the highest professional standards and that the service remains competitive in its target region.
~Directs and coordinates the work of in-house contractors and a network of stringers, ensuring funds allotted are used effectively.
~Recruits and selects staff and contractors. Plans and assigns work. Establishes and clearly communicates guidelines and standards. Provides feedback on performance. Provides advice, counsel and instruction to employees on work and administrative matters. Takes appropriate and equitable action to resolve complaints and grievances. Furthers the goals of EEO by taking position steps to assure the accomplishment of objectives and adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices.
~Identifies and recommends affiliate stations for program placement. Works with the Office of Marketing and Program Placement in placing programming on stations and networks in franchophone Africa.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level, (GS-13), that is related directly to this line of work.
Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience includes mastery of and in-depth knowledge of broadcast journalistic writing and editing principles and practices; demonstrated skill in applying these principles and practices to the selection of content for accuracy, balance, clarity and style. Broad knowledge of African politics and social issues. Experience must also show demonstrated supervisory skills in the ability to motivate, direct, develop and evaluate staff to achieve the maximum productivity and creativity.
This position may require you to serve a 1-year supervisory probationary/managerial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once your resume or application process is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.
· Skills in Radio/TV/Internet based Media
· Managerial Skills
Possession of competencies may be addressed 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 qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.