Job Title: Executive ProducerJob Announcement Number: BBG-14-33
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
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/ Per Year
Monday, January 06, 2014 to
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Agency Employees Only
This position is located in Voice of America's Language Programming Office. Incumbent serves as the Executive Producer of VOA FM stations in Africa, responsible for the day-to-management and production of automated music formats.
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
- Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination
DUTIES:Back to top
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Coordinates and oversees daily programming of music, promos and station IDs to be aired on VOA's 24/7 FM broadcast streams in Africa.
- Responsible for the music automation system and manages the interface between computerized music and news systems (currently PowerGold and Dalet).
- Determines proper song selection, music balance, music library size and rotation rules; implements audiences research to ensure competitive reach in the market.
- Stays fully informed on developments in the music, entertainment and culture of VOA target audiences and assures they are clearly reflected in radio programming.
- Recommends to language programming managers changes or improvements to FM radio broadcasts policies, broadcast operations, and plans for future music programming.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level 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 are having knowledge of radio broadcast production techniques, in particular for local FM stations, including music selection and formatting; use of automated radio broadcast production tools an systems; knowledge of radio music formats, and knowledge of American, European and African popular music from 1975 to the present.
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, a review of your credit and legal history.
This position may require you to serve a 1-year managerial probationary 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.
· Radio Production
· Music Trends and Formats
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.