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  HOME | Job Openings in the Americas

International Broadcaster for Voice of America

Job Title:International Broadcaster(Multimedia) (Spanish)
Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors
Job Announcement Number:NC-14-936
SALARY RANGE: $75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, January 10, 2014 to Friday, January 31, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GG-1001-12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:12
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-US CITIZENS ONLY
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Q - Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY



This position is located in the Latin America Division, Spanish Service of the Voice of America. Incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster (Online) with responsibility for writing, producing, adapting and editing content for the Service’s web and mobile phone-based news and information outlets. The incumbent performs duties in a multimedia environment.

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, Yellow and Blue Metro lines.

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multicultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.



THIS VACANCY IS BEING ADVERTISED UNDER EXCEPTED SERVICE PROCEDURES AND IS OPEN TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS ONLY.


THIS VACANCY IS BEING CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED UNDER DELEGATED EXAMINING PROCEDURES FOR ALL U.S. CITIZENS UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NO. DEU-14-36 AND UNDER MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES FOR STATUS CANDIDATES AND VEOA ELIGIBLES UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT MP-14-36.



NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO NC-14-936 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. WE CANNOT MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DEU-14-36 OR MP-14-36 ANNOUNCEMENTS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
national and international depending on coverage requirements
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants MUST be a Non-U.S. Citizen
Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on resume
Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
DUTIES:
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Duties include but are not limited to:

· Writes and edits original material for posting on website, mobile and social media platforms of the Spanish Service. Researches and selects material and provides additional background to multimedia stories. Reports on news events online, on mobile and social media platforms.
· Selects and edits multimedia enhancements to add news value to VOA Spanish web news reports. Downloads, edits and produces material using editing software such as Final Cut.
· Reviews, selects, obtains, and edits still photos-and audio and video clips to accompany news texts published for web, mobile and social media postings.
· Re-writes and edits material from radio and or television to adapt to web, mobile and social media publication.
· Generates story and coverage ideas, monitors trends and identifies sources, and interacts with audience.
· Ensures that all elements of the website are up-to-date and functioning properly
· Suggests and implements innovations to increase the effectiveness of the Spanish news website, mobile and social media platforms.
· Uses metrics software and metrics elements to measure audience reaction to coverage.
· Covers news events for VOA affiliates.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11), which is directly related to this line of work, covering news on a multimedia setting AND must be bilingual in both English and Spanish languages, in order to read, write, report and post and update website and mobile phone-based outlets.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience includes: working as a journalist covering news in a multimedia setting, that includes writing web stories, and reporting on social media sites, providing Internet content for web sites, along with planning, researching, writing and broadcasting original video scripts, using tools such as audio and video on multimedia platforms, AND understanding news website technologies.



Requirements

Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.



HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your application, a review will be made to ensure you meet the job qualifications.

BENEFITS:
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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits to employees, including opportunities for training and advancement, health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, and public transportation subsidies. The link below provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc


OTHER INFORMATION:
1. If you are a male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, you are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


2. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.


Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.


HOW TO APPLY:
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To begin, click the BBG link: http://jobs.bbg.gov?JobRecordId=NC-14-936124 and follow the instructions.

All applications must be submitted by: Friday, January 31, 2014

If hand carrying or using the US Mail, FedEx, etc, resumes and, if applicable, any supporting documentation MUST be received in the Office of Human Resources by 5:00pm EST on the closing dates of the vacancy announcement. If you are using e-mail or fax, resumes MUST be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date of the announcement.

All APPLICATION/RESUME FOR THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE MAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
Broadcasting Board of Governors
330 Independence Avenue, SW
ATTN: Office of Human Resources
(Room 1543) (Cohen Building)
Washington, DC 20237
USA

ATTN: Barbara L. Jones



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
What you need to submit to apply for this position:

Resume
To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.



PLEASE NOTE: IF COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP IS NOT STATED ON YOUR RESUME, YOU CANNOT RECEIVE FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS VACANCY.


Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Careers/of0510.pdf
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Barbara L. Jones
Phone: (202)382-7521
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: BAJONES@BBG.GOV
Agency Information:
Broadcasting Board Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
ATTN Office of Human Resources
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC
20237
USA
Fax: (202)382-7542
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted by the hiring official.


 

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