This position is located in the VOA News Center in Dakar, Senegal. Incumbent serves as a reporter and Bureau Chief responsible for providing timely, accurate, comprehensive and balanced news coverage, (test, audio/video) throughout assigned region. The ideal candidate will identify high-impact stories and issues and needs to love news and big, fast-breaking news stories.Learn more about this agency
The individual selected for this position provides timely, accurate, comprehensive and balanced news coverage throughout the assigned region. Duties include:
~Provides timely, accurate, comprehensive and balanced coverage throughout assigned areas.
~Evaluates news sources and developments, researches, prepares, reports and voices material to be filed.
~Exercises sound news judgment to determine importance of different events and developments and how to best approach coverage.
~Researching, planning and cultivating a wide variety of sources, reports on comprehensive, unique and explanatory stories.
~Reports include news tips and advisories, short and long correspondent reports, in-depth backgrounders and news analysis, news features, interviews and live and pre-recorded Q&As for all platforms - radio, TV, digital and social.
~Meets various deadlines for providing material to programming elements and is able to manage multiple assignments under stringent deadlines and changing priorities and conditions, including breaking news.
~Works and manages time and resources. Exercises independent news judgment and works closely with editors.
~When assigned, recruits, develops and assigns stringers and other Foreign Nationals throughout the beat area. Edits and oversees stringers to provide coverage for VOA.
~Manages the bureau and is responsible for the overall administration, budget and local staff or contractors effectively.
~Develops and manages an operating budget and manages resources, including property, vehicles and equipment.
75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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