Minggu, 06 Juni 2010


Job Title: International Web Editor (Online)
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
Job Announcement Number: DEU-10-90
74,872.00 - 97,333.00 USD /year
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 to Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Full-Time Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals.


This position is located in the Spanish Service of the Latin America Division of the Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, DC with responsibility for writing, producing, adapting, and editing content for the Service's web and mobile phone-based news and information outlets.



The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multicultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high qualify, multimedia programming in 45 language to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support service; and three grantee organization - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.


* Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
* Willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays is required.
* If selected you will be subject to an investigation for suitability Determination (See special requirements)

Additional Duty Location Info:

1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

Researches, selects, and prepares original material to provide additional background and highlight key elements of Spanish web news reports: To increase the comprehensiveness of VOA Spanish Internet news, reviews, selects, and prepares background information for reports published on the world wide web. Such information may include the VOA reports, graphics, bulleted highlights of stories, and Internet links to related web sites. As needed, requests and coordinates the preparation of graphic enhancements.

Prepares multimedia news reports for the Spanish news website. As assigned, covers news events, conducts and edits audio and/or video interviews, writes news copy, and assembles multimedia reports for the news site. Shares these reports with appropriate sections for use in other VOA media formats.

Selects and edits multimedia enhancements to add news value to VOA Spanish web news reports: Reviews, selects, obtains, and edits still photos - and audio and video clips - to accompany news texts published on the multimedia news site. These may come from in-house or off-line sources to which VOA subscribes. As needed, request and coordinates the preparation and encoding of such multimedia enhancements. Ensures that copyright restrictions are respected.

Under the guidance of the Supervisor, selects, edits and formats materials for uploading onto web page along with visually appealing graphics. Record and edit video and audio, as well as photo galleries.

TIKET PESAWAT dan KERETA PROMO MURAHPerforms on-camera as VOA expert on web topics. Conducts on-air TV and radio interview to be broadcast later on the web. Ability to conduct interviews over the phone. Keeps abreast of current developments in the target area in order to give proper treatment to materials that are relevant and consistent with broad U.S. policy aims.

Monitors websites and provides statistical reports. Frequently update and refresh the web site.

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Qualifications and Evaluations

Applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: The candidate must be experienced in writing, producing, adapting, and editing content in Spanish for the Service's web and mobile phone-based news and information outlets. Such experience must have clearly demonstrated the ability to use complete multimedia software systems as well as Internet development to produce state-of-the-art website content; professional understanding of HTML, Content Management publishing tools and photo, video and audio editing. In addition to knowledge of journalism in general, web-based journalism in particular is required.

SCREEN OUT FACTOR: Fluency in the Spanish language sufficient to enable the incumbent to research, select, write, prepare and publish original multimedia news reports for the Spanish news website. Knowledge of photo, video and audio editing.

Special Requirements:

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, review of your credit and legal history.


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the KSAs (as applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your qualifications will be further reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist and a Subject-Matter Expert, OR a panel of subject-matter experts to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:

* Qualified Category: Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.

* Well-Qualified Category: Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.

* Best Qualified Category: Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated “outstanding� proficiency in applying knowledge, skills and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment.

DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING KSA STATEMENTS: Consider what in your education and experience background best reflects your possession of each knowledge, skills, and ability (KSA). For each KSA, provide a clear, concise statement demonstrating your possession of the KSA as it relates to the position for which you are applying. Your statements should illustrate the degree to which your background has equipped you with each KSA, reflecting the scope and depth of your knowledge, skills, or ability and your level of responsibility. You may refer to paid or volunteer work, education or training, or any other applicable experience.


1. Knowledge of journalism in general and web-based journalism in particular with specific understanding of web story telling and developments such as social networking, blogging, community based web sites as well as knowledge of copyright law and privacy protection.

2. Demonstrated skill in the use of complex multimedia software systems related to digital audio, video, and graphic editing as well as Internet development to produce state-of-the-art web site content. This includes news web site technologies, an understanding of HTML, Content Management publishing tools, photo, video and audio editing..

3. Knowledge of targeted area, it's history, economics, culture and socio-political development to select materials, tone and style that will be most appealing to the audience.

The submission of statements addressing the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed above is highly encouraged so as to assure that your relevant experience for the position for which you are applying is clearly articulated and geared towards each KSA element. KSA statements should be clear, concise examples of your experience that show the depth of your knowledge, level of skill or the degree of your ability related to the individual KSA elements.

If you do not submit KSA statements, your relevant experience will be gleaned from the information affected in your application or resume only in order to evaluate your credentials against the KSAs. Please note however, that failure to submit KSA statements may result in lower scores being assigned during the evaluation process, in comparison with other candidates who submit targeted KSA statements.

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Benefits and Other Info

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB.

Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life

Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#ltci

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr

You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA

You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans. More Info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FSA


1. If you are an eligible Interagency 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 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.

3. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

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How To Apply

You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing date of the announcement.

You can mail or hand deliver your application materials to the address below:

Broadcasting Board of Governors
International Broadcasting Bureau
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC 20237

ATTN: Office of Human Resources
Casandra Hall (DEU-10-90)

1. A completed, current OF-612 or resume.

2. The names and addresses of three current and/or former first or second level supervisors who have direct knowledge of your background and qualifications. These supervisors may be contacted to obtain an appraisal of your management skills.

3. A copy of your most recent performance appraisal. if applicable.

4. As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

5. Current or former Federal employees must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.


Casandra Hall
Phone: 2023827520
Email: cshall@bbg.gov Agency Information:
330 Independence SW
Washington, DC 20237

After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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