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.
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.