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    Summary

    The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster for the Mandarin Service performing duties in a multi-media environment that includes radio, television and/or internet. Incumbent translates and adapts English texts into Chinese, conducts interviews and prepares a variety of material for the Service's radio and television broadcasts. The incumbent serves with responsibility for uploading news and feature materials including photographs, audio and video elements onto the Chinese website.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    -Performs difficult translations and adaptations into idiomatic Mandarin Chinese of a variety of centrally prepared English-language news and features.
    -Writes news-related stories for use in television and radio and/or the internet. In addition to centrally produced material, uses a variety of sources to write news reports.
    -Prepares targeted, well-balanced scripts for television and radio programs or program segments that capture the attention of the audience.
    -Conducts live or taped television and radio interviews on political economic, scientific, cultural, and other subjects. Identifies persons to interview and issues to cover to insure a balanced program.
    -As needed, functions as a web team member with responsibility for uploading daily news, correspondent reports, backgrounders, special features, photographs, graphics, and audio/video elements onto the Chinese Branch web sites. Adjusts radio scripts as necessary for internet and television presentation.
    -Keeps abreast of current developments in the target area in order to plan and develop program materials that are relevant and consistent with broad U.S. policy aims.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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