The position is located in the Voice of America News Center. The incumbent is a Supervisory Content Editor with responsibility for leading a team of professional editors and reporters in the News Center charged with developing and writing unique, original, complicated stories of global interest for a foreign audience on a variety of issues. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for reporting on current news stories from all sides with accuracy consistent with the mission and function of VOA and journalistic standards.Learn more about this agency
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, Orange, Silver, Yellow, and Blue Metro lines.
INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY: The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.
BBG media networks include the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti) and three grantee organizations: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
The incumbent leads and supervises a team of professional reporters and editors ranging in grades from GS-09 to GS-13. This team is charged with developing and writing stories on a variety of issues that include politics, economy, immigration, education, health, science, innovation and education, looking for unique angles and in depth reporting.
Provides leadership on a multitude of on-going major, complex, subject matter projects as well as developing and breaking news for all platforms on local, national, and international levels. Depending on topics, some projects could take days or weeks of research and preparation for final and subsequent reports. These reports are presented in digital and broadcasting platforms, with social media promotion and engagement.
Ensures writers and reporters provide ambitious unbiased reporting, utilize appropriate reporting tools, and are accurate, balanced, and comprehensive.
Collaborate and coordinate with news managers, producers, reporters, and stakeholders to develop and deliver substantive stories that go beyond the surface of basic facts. Research and investigate topics in-depth in order to present accurate, balanced, and up-to-date information to audiences world-wide. Ensures topics and issues provide the depth and breadth of scrutiny and probing to provide and expose that which was intended to remain undisclosed.
Plan, develop, and implement program strategies for major projects related to the mission and function of VOA. Performs very specialized, complex and extensive assignments with very wide latitude for the exercise of independent seasoned judgment.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All U.S. Citizens
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