Director for East Asia and Pacific Division

Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
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  • Posted
    Aug 28

Position description

Incumbent serves as the Director East Asia and Pacific Division at the Voice of America. He/She is responsible for the overall leadership, management, supervision and administration of the division with control over all staff, resources and strategy. He/She works with a group of Division Directors and Senior Managers under the VOA Director, Deputy Director, and Program Director to provide overall leadership to the Voice of America.



Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Responsible for the management, leadership, and strategic direction of a multimedia news operation at the VOA East Asia and Pacific Division. It is made up of a large staff of managers and supervisors and through them, broadcasters, producers, reporters, writers, editors and content providers.
  2. Supervises a tier of subordinate managers, such as language Service Chiefs, Managing Editors, and Administrative personnel. Responsibilities include hiring, firing, discipline, solving employee-management disputes, deciding employee grievances, conducting performance appraisals, and recommending training as appropriate.
  3. Leads the East Asia and Pacific Division to produce a comprehensive range of relevant, accurate and unique news and information in multiple formats that adheres to the VOA Charter, attracts and retains the interest of the largest possible audiences in Asia and has impact toward the achievement of the mission of the Voice of America.
  4. Provides the vision and strategic thinking required to enable the East Asia and Pacific Division to develop both long-range plans and short-term specific actions needed to support the mission of the Voice of America.
  5. Administers an annual discretionary budget of more than $6 million.
  6. Uses audience and market research, consumption metrics and audience knowledge to determine the usefulness of VOA East Asia and Pacific Division products.

Travel Required

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



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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, 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.

Examples of such experience must demonstrate the following: (1) Overall supervision of a large staff who produces news and information products for radio, television, Internet and social media in a major multimedia newsgathering organization targeting international audiences; (2) Providing leadership, management and administrative support in order to develop strategies and tactics for international markets; and (3) Knowledge of the East Asia and Pacific region.

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