International Broadcaster (Multimedia) (Burmese)

US Other Agencies and Independent Organizations - Washington, DC

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary
This position is located in the Burmese Service at the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster (Multimedia) with responsibility for conceiving, planning, researching, writing, and broadcasting original audio/video scripts of a highly complex nature and for providing Internet content for websites in the Burmese language.


Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Writes news-related stories for use in radio, television and/or Internet posting using a variety of sources including area experts, newspapers or magazines.
  • Writes feature stories on a variety of subjects for radio, television, or web posting.
  • Prepares integrated, highly targeted, well-balanced scripts, radio or television program or program segments or Internet web presentation that captures the attention of the audience.
  • Initiates and conducts original interviews with a wide variety of subjects and news sources, some of whom may be suspicious and uncooperative.
  • Prepares and/or presents news and feature materials in a studio or on location for radio/television simulcast. May serve as show host.
  • Initiates coverage of major events, and in preparation and execution of broadcasts remotes.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1001 General Arts And Information


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 sensitive or national security position.
If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
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-10645181-20-JB.
Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GG-11), which is directly related to this line of work, AND must be fluent in Burmese and English languages.

Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience must show your knowledge, skills and abilities in broadcast journalism with the ability to write, edit, interview, report and broadcast stories for radio, television and prepare material for websites in the Burmese language. Must have knowledge of the Burma, it's history and culture, and awareness of political, economic, and social developments.
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.

Language Profiency-TA
Target Area

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.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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