This position is located in the Voice of America's Deewa Service. Incumbent conceives, writes, translates, (English to Pashto targeted to the Northwest Frontier Province), edits and produces multimedia stories for radio, TV and digital platforms and promotes content on social media (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube). This person must have a proven track record as a journalist with experience writing/adapting stories that are unique, comprehensive and have global or original appeal.Learn more about this agency
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-US CITIZENS ONLY
THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT
Note: Budgetary conditions may apply or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interest 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.
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Note: This vacancy is being advertised under the Excepted Service procedures and is open to all Non-US citizens. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Delegated Examining procedures for all U.S. citizens.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
~Researches, writes and produces original material including scripts, segments, news reports and interviews for on-air programs and digital distribution.
~Incorporates production elements into reports as appropriate, such as visual and audio elements, music, maps, graphics, bulleted highlights and web-related material.
~Incorporates Skype sessions, as well as potentially collecting messages from mobile phones, texts, emails or other social media. Works closely with program hosts to ensure the highest professional standards.
~Works productively and harmoniously as part of a team. Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with VOA/IBB colleagues and also with groups of individuals providing information or interviews for programs.
~As necessary, reports on special events in Washington and travels as needed to other locations in the United States and beyond to cover important events. Reports from the location 'live' or taped for radio, television and digital media.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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