International Broadcaster (Multimedia) (Indonesian)

Washington D.C.
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the East Asia and Pacific Division's, Indonesian Service at the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a International Broadcaster and performs duties in a multimedia environment that includes digital media for digital devices, radio and television.


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.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi-cultural organization that encompasses all United States civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of five networks broadcasting in 61 languages that include the Voice of America, 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. The International Broadcasting Bureau provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience of 215 million people with news, information, and relevant discussions.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position.
  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
  • 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, AND must be bilingual in both Indonesian and English languages with the ability to report, write, research and accurately translate in both languages.

    Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience must show your knowledge, skills and abilities in broadcast journalism with the ability to write, edit, interview, report and broadcast stories for radio, television and/or digital media. Must have knowledge of Indonesian history and culture, and awareness of political, economic, and social developments in Indonesia.

    Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.

    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.

    This position may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.

    Q - Sensitive


    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    --Write news-related stories for use in radio, TV and/or the Internet using a variety of sources to write news reports.
    --Prepare targeted, well-balanced scripts for radio, TV reports and/or text for digital content that clearly tell the story and capture the attention of the audience.
    --Conduct interviews on political economic, scientific, cultural, and other related subjects. Identify persons to interview and issues to cover to insure a balanced program.
    --Engage the online audience in a conversation by encouraging their comments and selectively responding.
    --Select, edit, adapt and upload Indonesian Service news, correspondent reports, backgrounders, features, photographs, graphics and audio/video elements onto the Indonesian Service website, social media sites and digital syndication site.
    --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.
    --Operates as a team member, sharing responsibilities in all aspects of broadcasting.

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