Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Voice of America's News Center. The incumbent is a Supervisory Editor (Hub) with responsibility for overseeing the editing and issuing of news content (audio, video, and text) for use on radio, television, and the internet. This individual is responsible for the quality and timeliness of all products issued during his/her shift, which may also include giving the final read to high priority or complex stories.<br /><br />THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As Supervisory Editor of the evening News Hub, the incumbent supervises the work of story editors, specialty editors, reporters, writers, producers and production specialists, etc. The incumbent oversees news writing and news gathering operations and editing of the Hub of the News Center and is responsible for the overall quality and timeliness of all products issued during his/her shift (audio, video and text) for use on radio, television, and the internet/social media. Responsibilities for this individual may also include signing off on final video edits of television packages or assigning this task to story or specialty editors if a member of the TV team is not available, and accepting pitches in absence of an overseas coverage editor.<br /><br />The incumbent monitors news wires, social and other news outlets, assigns news stories as warranted and works closely with beat and coverage editors to ensure they are on top of developments.<br /><br />The incumbent confers with the Director, Managing Editor, Assignment Editor, and TV Team throughout the day on coverage issues and decisions. Additionally, he/she is in constant contact with the Homepage Slot Editor and Social Slot Editor.<br /><br />He/she works with other Shift Supervisors and oversees the writing, reporting, and editing staff to ensure all news products are accurate, authoritative, comprehensive, balanced, and that they conform to the VOA Charter and fulfill the needs of VOA language services and Web sites. Ensures consistency across all media and works with the production staff to ensure that audio and video are high quality and issued promptly.<br /><br />Recommends and coordinates assignments and travel for correspondents, video journalists, and other content producers and is responsible for assuring that all queries from VOA language services concerning the news products are accurately and promptly addressed. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. citizenship required.</li> <li>Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.</li> <li>Applicants must complete online questionnaire.</li> <li>This is a sensitive or national security position.</li> <li>If selected, this position requires the completion of an SF 85 or SF-86.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>This position may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.</li> <li>THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT</li> <li>This position has been designated supervisory requiring that the selectee, on an initial appointment as a supervisor or manager, serve a one-year probationary period.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13), which is directly related to this line of work.<br /><br />Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Listed below are specialized experiences, which <strong>MUST</strong> be addressed within the application, in order to be considered.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experiences, Which Must be Addressed:</strong><br /> Experience overseeing news writing and news gathering operations and editing of stories.<br /> Experience editing and issuing news content (audio, video, and text) for use on radio, television, and the internet.<br /> Knowledge of international and national journalism laws, practices, and ethics.<br /> Experience coordinating the activities of a professional staff working against deadlines to meet the programming needs of the broadcast service. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Applicant cannot substitute education for experience. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />1. 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; <strong>OR</strong> a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.<br /><br />2. 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.<br /><br />3. 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. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Competencies:<br /> <ul><li>Broadcast Technology</li><li>Journalism</li><li>Leadership</li><li>Managing Human Resources</li></ul><br /><br />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:<br /> Qualified Category<br /> Well Qualified Category<br /> Best Qualified Category<br /><br />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. 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 non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):<br /> <ul><li>Resume</li></ul><br /><br />Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants: <ul> <li>Cover letter</li> <li>DD-214</li> <li>Other Veterans Documentation; SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service</li> </ul> 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 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.<br /><br />You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.<br /><br />If you cannot complete the Application Package online, please contact the Human Resource office.


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