Supervisory Multimedia Specialist (Persian)

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Washington, D.C
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Voice of America (VOA), Persian News Network (PNN) Central News and Production Unit (CNPU). The incumbent serves as an Executive Producer and advises on, develops, and implements television programming within PNN. As a part of the CNPU, incumbent may be assigned to work on any program being broadcast by PNN.

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Duties include, but are not limited to:

Conceptualizes, and develops PNN television and internet-ready programs in a range of formats, such as newscasts, newsfeeds, live interactive discussions, feature programs, journalist roundtables, documentaries, and others.
  • Plans programs within an established budget.
  • Creates and manages the production process.
  • Responsible for building and overseeing rundowns for the shows.
  • Controls the artistic and creative aspects of the production and oversees all pre- and post- production processes.
  • Responsible for set design, graphic look, music selection, anchor selection, and live and pre-taped elements.
  • Develops programming that is attractive and competitive in the media market where the programming is intended to air.
  • Keeps abreast of the media climate in the target region and establishes contacts with market specialists to ensure the competitiveness of TV programming in the marketplace.
  • Reviews programming for aesthetic look, language competency, viability of subject matter, adherence to VOA Charter guidelines, and quality of television packages.
Supervises the work of a team of broadcast and production personnel and oversees several contractors and stringers.
  • Assigns and reviews work.
  • Establishes performance standards and evaluates performance.
  • Interviews applicants and selects or recommends selection.
  • Identifies training requirements and provides or arranges for needed training.
  • Manages timekeeping and leave approval.
  • Initiates warnings, admonitions, and other disciplinary actions based on conduct.
  • Hears and resolves informal employee complaints.
  • Furthers the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action.

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 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-11166422-21-ANP.
  • The full performance grade level for this position is GG-13.


Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the GS-12 or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector AND fluency in Persian 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 knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. The following required specialized experience includes -
  • Producing television and Internet ready video in a range of formats, including newscasts, newsfeeds, live interactive discussions, feature programs, journalist roundtables, video magazines, documentaries, and similar formats.
  • Serving as acting supervisor, leader of ad-hoc teams, team leader, project leader, or other quasi-supervisory assignments that prepared applicant to be a supervisor.
  • Having responsibility for set design, graphic look, music selection, and assembling live and pre-taped elements to develop programming that is attractive and competitive in the intended media market.
  • Performing assignments that provide a good understanding of political, economic, cultural and historical conditions in Iran, including the subtle cultural differences between the U.S. and Iran, as well as providing an overall understanding of U.S. policies on global issues, such as foreign relations, economic security, environmental protection, and other concerns, to produce programming tailored to the target audience.


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.

    • Communications and Media
    • Journalism
    • Multimedia Technologies
    • Proficiency in Specified Language
    • Supervisory & Leadership

    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
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    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 (Member copy 4)
    • 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 (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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