Supervisory Managing Editor (INTERNET) (Spanish)

Washington, D.C
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time



Serves as the Supervisory Managing Editor (Internet) for the Latin America Division. Incumbent has overall responsibility for developing digital strategy for the Language Services within the Division, which includes, conceiving and directing the development and production of content for digital platforms.
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Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Incumbent has editorial responsibility for directing the development and production of complex content for digital platforms.
  • Leads and supervises a team of digital writers, reporters, multimedia producers, social media producers, and digital staff within the Latin America Division that create integrated, balanced and targeted content to grow audience on both web and mobile platforms. Leads team in the use of social media as a reporting tool. Uses background in journalism to coach on sound practices and proper place of user generated content for all platforms.
  • Monitors and guides group discussions on social platforms ensuing a vigorous conversation under VOA's banner.
  • Oversees the creation and management of modern and innovative digital content and is an expert on the latest innovations and story telling techniques as applicable.
  • Establishes relationships and works in conjunction with VOA's Latin America Division digital media partners.
  • Incumbent has expertise in the use of content management systems.
  • Acts as an expert on social media and is a catalyst for creating new ways to use digital platforms to carry out the organizations mission and goals. Makes recommendations to management that are specific, measurable and able to reach specific audience goals.
  • Oversees content marketing efforts by setting budgets, choosing appropriate platforms and creating campaigns. Results must be measurable.
  • Plans and formulates short-term and long-term digital strategy with Division Managers, Editors, colleagues and subordinate staff to assure that digital programming, formats and individual segments exemplify the highest professional broadcast Internet standards. Guides Division and Service managers on external digital skills and training requirements.
  • As appropriate serve as project leader on digital initiatives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position.
  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
  • 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 has been designated supervisory requiring that the selectee on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager serve a one-year probationary period.


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to this line of work AND fluency in both Spanish and English languages.

Specialized Experience: is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such specialized experience includes, knowledge of journalism and digital publishing principles and methods; knowledge of multi-media software systems related to digital publishing, audio and graphic editing, and digital development knowledge of domestic and international news events, developments and affairs, and worldview of politics and economics; knowledge of digital media trends in the region, broad knowledge of management principles including skills to lead teams and motivate staff into achieving the maximum possible productivity and creativity.


Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.

Additional information

1. If you are an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.

  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Target Area
  • Web Technology

Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:
Qualified Category
Well Qualified Category
Best Qualified Category

Application of Veterans' Preference: Category Rating does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
  • Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
  • Cover letter
  • DD-214
  • Other Veterans Documentation; SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resource office.

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