Managing Editor (Digital/Social Media)(French)

Washington, D.C
Sep 21, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


The incumbent serves as an Editor (Digital/Social Media) for the French-to-Africa Service, with responsibility to write, edit, produce and distribute reports for digital (web, mobile) and other platforms. Incumbent supervises multimedia journalists and production staff and coordinates their work.
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Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Reviews and evaluates news sources and developments to identify items for coverage and updates. Communicates with other editors and staff members to ensure comprehensive, timely coverage and necessary updates.
  • Works closely with other parts of VOA, such as Central News, Graphics and the Africa Division's Web Editor to make the French-to-Africa digital platforms as attractive and compelling to an audience as possible.
  • Writes news-related stories for use on the digital and social media platforms. Uses a variety of sources, including area experts, daily newspapers or magazines, direct sources, witnesses, etc., to research stories.
  • Prepare integrated, highly-targeted, well-balanced scripts, web or multimedia program segments, or digital presentations that captures the interest and attention of the audience.
  • Quickly and accurately writes feature stories on a variety of subjects for a variety of platforms. Materials are typically complex and sensitive and may involve controversial subjects.

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

    • Applicants MUST be a Non-US citizen.
    • Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on CV/resume.
    • Candidate may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
    • 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.
    • Candidates MUST complete online questionnaire.
    • This is a sensitive or national security position.
    • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
    • This position has been designated supervisory or managerial, requiring that the selectee on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager, serve a one-year probationary period.
    • This vacancy is being advertised under Excepted Service (NC) procedures and is open to all Non-US citizens.
    • Your application to this NC vacancy announcement will only allow consideration for this announcement. We cannot electronically or manually move your application to the corresponding DE announcement.
    • US citizen applicants MUST apply to announcement DE-10602868-19-LM.


    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 the English and French 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.

    Applicant's fluency of the French language must exhibit the following: (1) Knowledge of multimedia programming principles and methods by writing, editing and producing integrated, well-balanced scripts, programs and segments; (2) Exercise sound editorial judgment; and (3) Work under deadline pressure with the ability to improvise solutions.


    Applicants cannot substitute education for experience.

    Additional information

  • If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states that date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
  • 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 with 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
    • Manages and Organizes Information
    • Target Area

    Possession of competencies may be address 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.

    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 (Member copy 4)
    • Other Veterans Documentation, (SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service)
    • Transcripts
    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 (Member copy 4) 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 Resources Office.

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