Supervisory Content Editor

Voice of America
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 02

Position description

As Supervisory Content Editor within VOA's News Center, the incumbent will have the responsibility for actively participating and leading a team of professional editors and reporters, developing and writing unique and original stories of global interest for foreign audiences on a variety of issues. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for reporting on current news stories with accuracy consistent with the mission and function of VOA and journalistic standards.

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Duties include, but are not limited to:

Providing leadership and participating in a team effort on a multitude of on-going major, complex, subject matter projects as well as developing and breaking news for all platforms on local, national, and international levels. These reports and/or news stories are presented in digital and on broadcasting platforms, with social media promotion and engagement.

Responsible for all aspects of content, which includes the development, design, production, presentation, evaluation, and analysis, of all materials. He/she will use the data and feedback from users to help evaluate and enhance the value of all written materials, including website and/or digital information.

Ensuring that writers and reporters provide ambitious/unbiased reporting and utilizes appropriate reporting tools to include analysis of documents and developments, which are accurate, balanced, and comprehensive.

Collaborating and coordinating with news managers, producers, reporters, and stakeholders to develop and deliver substantive stories that go beyond the surface of basic facts. Researches topics in-depth in order to present accurate, balanced, and up-to-date information to audiences world-wide.

Responsible for the technical adequacy, accuracy, and practicability of all work emanating from reporters and is authorized to make final decisions on content of materials and information to be disseminated.

Ensuring topics and issues provide the depth and breadth of scrutiny and probing to provide and expose that which was intended to remain undisclosed.

Planning, developing, and implementing program strategies for major projects related to the mission and function of VOA. Performing very specialized, complex, and extensive assignments with very wide latitude and independent judgment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential




Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position.
  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
  • 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 may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • 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.
  • You will be paid by direct deposit to a financial organization.


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.

Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, which includes:

  • Experience in content editing, ie., checking for factual errors, contradictions, and/or inconsistencies.
  • Experience leading in-depth news reports and special projects in a multi-platform environment, e.g, radio, TV, digital, and social media (i.e., FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter).
  • Experience in international and national journalism laws and practices.


Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.

Application instructions

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