International Broadcaster (TV/Online) (Serbian)

Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Produces/creates complex original TV or online reports focusing on wide range of issues of interest to target audience. Identifies 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.
  • Produces original content, adapts VOA News Center's production and available write reports, and curates crowd- sourced materials to add value to multimedia content for VOA Serbian's publications and programs across platforms.
  • As an on-camera presenter or reporter in VOA programs or live remotes for VOA Serbian affiliates; voices video packages, initiates and conducts original on camera interviews with a wide variety of subjects and news sources; uses multimedia journalism to cover news events and feature stories of particular interest to target audience.
  • Uses social media tools and networks to source and verify news and information; engages audience on all digital media platforms in communication relevant to VOA Serbian service's mission.


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 national security position. If selected, this position requires the completion of the (SF-85)
  • 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 Agreement
  • This vacancy is advertised under Delegated Examining (DE) procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. Non-US citizen applicants MUST apply to NC-11327155-22-SG
  • Your application to this DE announcement will only allow consideration for this announcement. We cannot electronically or manually move your application to corresponding NC announcement.
  • The full performance grade level for this position is GS-12.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021 except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs. Please see Additional Information.


Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the GS-11 or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector AND must be fluent (written/spoken/read) in the Serbian 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. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Serving as an anchor and reporter working for a major international or national news organization;
  • Prepares and publishes TV or online reports;
  • Engages target audience using social media;
  • Reporting, writing, editing and producing content for TV, digital, and social media platforms.


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 80 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.
  • COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following link -