This position is located in the Burmese Service at the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster with responsibility for conceiving, planning, researching, writing, and broadcasting original audio/video scripts of a highly complex nature and for providing Internet content for websites.Learn more about this agency
THIS POSITION IS 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:
-Writes news-related stories for use in radio, television and/or Internet posting using a variety of sources including area experts, newspapers or magazines.
-Writes feature stories on a variety of subjects for radio, television, or web posting.
-Prepares integrated, highly targeted, well-balanced scripts, radio or television program or program segments or Internet web presentation that captures the attention of the audience.
-Initiates and conducts original interviews with a wide variety of subjects and news sources, some of whom may be suspicious and uncooperative.
-Prepares and/or presents news and feature materials in a studio or on location for radio/television simulcast. May serve as show host.
-Initiates coverage of major events, and in preparation and execution of broadcasts remotes.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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