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    This position is located in the Latin America Division of the Voice of America, Washington, DC. The incumbent will function as Chief of the VOA Spanish Service, broadcasting to Latin America on television, radio, and web/mobile platforms. The Chief must have demonstrated television, radio, and web journalism experience, a strong history as a manager/leader of a multimedia journalism organization, and/ experience planning coverage and directing the activities of staff, contractors, and stringers. The Chief will function as the service's principal editorial official and direct its usage of resources through scheduled broadcasts and high quality customized multimedia stories produced for affiliated stations throughout Latin America. Incumbent will report to the Latin America Division Director and supervise writers, reporters, editors, producers, on-air talent, stringers, researchers, and other staff members.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for the management, leadership, and strategic direction of a multimedia news operation made up of a staff of writers, editors, International Broadcasters, reporters, producers, and support personnel.
    • Responsible for the overall quality of the content produced by the Spanish Services, ensuring accurate, fair, and unbiased reporting and adherence to the VOA charter and journalistic code.
    • Provides broad direction of the service's editorial organization, including its workflows, selecting subject matter to be covered, execution of its stories, and their presentation in the various media produced by the service.
    • Oversees and manages the production of the service's Internet, radio, television, and social media content and programming. Develops plans and strategic objectives, including establishing the Service's general scope of operations.
    • Demonstrates consummate leadership ability with an emphasis on building teams and managing them. Demonstrates initiative and exudes a positive attitude in day-to-day operations.
    • Maintains appropriate management and internal control systems to ensure that the property and the fiscal and human resources allotted to the Branch are safeguarded against waste, fraud and abuse.
    • Works closely with the Latin America Division Director, its Program Manager and other staff members at BBG, including the Office of Marketing and Strategy in order to coordinate placement of VOA Spanish programs, , and to build relationships with existing and potential affiliated media organizations in Latin America.
    • Stays fully informed on developments in the U.S., world current affairs, and the Latin America region, and assures that those of interest to the targeted audience are appropriately covered in radio, television and digital programming.
    • Recommends changes or improvements to broadcast policies, broadcast operations, and plans for future radio, TV and Internet broadcasts.
    • Responsible for implementing the agency's labor-management relations policies for Federal Civil Service employees. Hires, fires, disciplines, interviews, and selects staff members. Recommends training for staff as appropriate.
    • Develops performance standards and assures reasonable equity among subordinate units of performance standards, evaluates staff performance using generally accepted measures of quality and output.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495192800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.