International Broadcaster (Multimedia) (Ukrainian)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Ukrainian Service of the Voice of America. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster, responsible for reporting, writing, editing and producing content for TV and digital platforms, including anchoring live and pre-recorded TV programs and segments, serving as a video journalist to produce broadcast-ready TV and video packages; preparing and publishing on-line multimedia reports; and engaging target audience using social media.
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Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Producing original content and adapting VOA News Center's production, available wire reports, and other news source material.
  • Curating crowd-sourced materials to add context and value to multimedia content to publications and programs across platforms.
  • Generating story ideas and follows through on them.
  • Traveling as needed to cover key events.
  • Serving as a presenter or reporter in VOA programs.
  • Translating material and voicing over video packages.
  • Initiating and conducting original on-camera interviews with a wide variety of subjects and news sources.
  • Using multimedia journalism to cover news events and feature stories of particular interest to target audience. Material is highly targeted and of competitive quality equal to any commercial broadcast medium.
  • Producing/creating complex original TV or online reports focusing on wide range of issues of interest to target audience.
  • Identifying compelling aspects of a story and synthesizes multiple sources of information, including but not limited to original research and field interviews with VIP newsmakers, officials and experts in the target area, the US and Europe.
  • Monitoring incoming wires, news and video feeds to identify relevant information and update the online content or programming materials.
  • Using social media tools and networks to source and verify news and information.
  • Engaging audience on all digital media platforms in communication relevant to VOA Ukrainian service's mission.
  • Editing news reports, in-depth background reports, interviews and other materials originated by VOA broadcasters.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with team members, VOA/USAGM colleagues and with groups of individuals providing information or interviews for programs.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by closing date of the announcement to be considered.
  • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
  • If you are a male applicant, born after 12/31/59, 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.
  • This is a sensitive national security position. If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86 FORM.
  • 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 is covered by a Union Bargaining Agreement.


Qualifications

Applicants must have a minimum of one year specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to GS-11 or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector and fluency in Ukrainian and English that demonstrates ability to write, report, interview and announce broadcasts 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. Examples of specialized experience is TV or on-line video production work that involves most of the following tasks:
  • Use multimedia journalism to cover news events and feature stories by generating story ideas, producing original content, adapting wire reports and other news source material, editing news reports, in-depth background reports, interviews and other materials, translating material and voicing over video packages, and following through to finalize content.
  • Serve as a presenter or reporter to include initiating and conducting original on-camera interviews with a wide variety of subjects and news sources.
  • Produce/create complex original TV or online reports focusing on wide range of issues; identify compelling aspects of a story; curate crowd-sourced materials to add context and value to multimedia content to publications and programs across platforms; synthesize multiple sources of information, including but not limited to original research and field interviews with VIP newsmakers, officials and experts; and use social media tools and networks to source and verify news and information.
  • Monitor incoming wires, news and video feeds to identify relevant information and update the online content or programming materials.
  • Engage audience on a variety of platforms (e.g., TV, internet and social media websites, etc.


Education

Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit a DD-214 (copy # 2 or 4 - member copy); veterans who are claiming disabled veteran preference must also submit a VA disability letter and a SF-15; AND, applicants seeking widow or other special veterans preference must submit a SF-15 and all documents indicated for their specific form of preference.
  • 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.


  • 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.

    Competencies:

    • Journalism
    • Multimedia
    • Production
    • Target Area
    • Writing


    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 (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). 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 nonpreference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    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/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Miscellaneous Documentation
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


    Although the required documents listed in this announcement only indicates that a resume is required, other documents may be required in specific circumstances, as indicated in application requirements in Other Information above.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach the member copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also 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.

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