JOB: International Broadcaster (Mandarin), Broadcasting Board of Governors, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: International Broadcaster (Mandarin)
    Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors
    Job Announcement Number: DEU-11-88

    SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 – $97,333.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, May 26, 2011 to Thursday, June 02, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1001-12
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    This position is located in the East Asia and Pacific Division, China Branch of the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent will serve as an International Broadcaster for the Mandarin Service with responsibility for conceiving, planning, researching, writing and broadcasting original audio/video scripts of a highly complex nature and for providing radio programs and new media.

    This position is covered by an union agreement.

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors is conveniently located within walking distance to the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green Metro lines.

    Introduction to Agency: 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 quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations – 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.

    This vacancy is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.

    The Full Performance Level: 12


    * U.S. Citizenship
    * Candidates MUST complete the Online Questionnaire.
    * Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
    * Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination.
    * Position may require candidate to work evenings, weekends and holidays.


    –Writes news related stories for use in radio, television or Internet posting. Prepares integrated, highly-targeted, well-balanced scripts, radio or television program or program segments that captures the attention of the audience.

    –Adapts and/or translates material, which may include simultaneous translations.

    –Edits broadcast segments, including stringer reports. Voices material for or during radio and/or television broadcasts.

    –Contributes to the production elements, including editing of taped material, planning/coordinating air shows.

    –Prepares and/or presents news and feature material in a studio or on location for radio/television simulcast. May serve as show host.

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