Job Overview

Summary

This position is located at the Voice of America's Africa Division in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster in the Hausa Service with responsibility for managing the news, entertainment and lifestyle programming and building the social media community of the VOA mobile site for the social media market.

 

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.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED M/P ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

This vacancy is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.  The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Excepted Service procedures for non-US citizens under announcement NC-14-924.

 

The Full Performance Level: 12

Duties

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

~Exercises sound journalistic judgment to determine content news worthiness, appropriateness and balance.

~Oversees daily updates to mobile site.

~Analyzes metrics and develops expertise in content performance.

~Develops and executes programming strategies to maximize traffic and user engagement.

~Develops and executes social media strategies to maximize traffic and user engagement.

~Translates/adapts a significant proportion of English language scripts into Hausa. The original English material ranges from news, correspondent reports, news analyses, commentaries, summaries of America and international editorial opinion to reports dealing with economic, cultural and scientific subjects.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No