International Broadcaster (Multimedia) (Vietnamese)

Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Nov 08

Position description

This position is located in the Vietnamese Service at the Voice of America in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a International Broadcaster in a multimedia environment that includes digital media, radio and television. The incumbent is responsible for preparing scripts, developing graphics, and recording audio for stories, events, and interviews for multimedia distribution.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

-Write news related stories for use in radio, TV, Internet and/or digital media using a variety of sources.
-Perform translation and adaptations of a variety of centrally prepared English-language news and features into Vietnamese.
-Conduct interviews on political, economic, cultural, and other subjects.
-Select, edit, adapt, and upload Vietnamese Service news, correspondent reports, back grounders, features, photographs, graphics and audio/video elements onto the Vietnamese Service website, social media sites and digital syndication site.
-Voice a types of material for audio content. May serve as show host, news presenter, and/or reporter.
-Keeps abreast of current developments in Vietnam in order to plan and develop program materials that are relevant and consistent with broad U.S. policy aims.

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.
  • Applicant must take and pass a written and voice test.
  • This position may require working 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.
  • This vacancy is being advertised under Delegated Examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Excepted Service procedures for Non-U.S. Citizens.
  • We cannot electronically or manually move your application to the concurrently announcement. Please ensure you are applying under the correct announcement.


Basic Qualifications: Applicants must be bilingual in Vietnamese and English with the ability to fluently speak, research, write and accurately translate in both languages and applicants must have one year of specialized experience which is related directly to this line of work or the following education requirements.

You must meet one of the following three experience/education requirements to be eligible for this position.

Specialized Experience:

GS-09: Professional experience as a regular Translator of news reports and stories from English into Vietnamese for broadcast and publication in the news industry.

GS-11: Examples along with the GS-09 specialized experience are: writing and producing for radio, TV and Internet stories/news analyses, and/or feature stories for a recognized news publication such as a daily newspaper or a weekly news magazine; or for a wire service such as AP,UPI, or Reuters; or a TV station, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN or Fox News, etc. Such experience must have a clearly demonstrated ability to (1) understand and write about domestic and international affairs, (2) write for audiences of varying backgrounds and interests, (3) write under deadline pressure, (4) exercise sound and independent editorial judgment and (5) write, voice and produce complete packages.

OR Education:

GS-09 level-Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree with major study in journalism, communications, history, economics, political science, international relations or other field related to the position OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B OR J.D. if related.

GS-11 level-Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education with major study in journalism, communications, history, economics, political science, international relations or other field related to the position leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.

OR Combining Education and Experience: Equivalent combination of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.


Examinations Required: Candidates who meet all education and/or experience requirements must demonstrate their knowledge and ability in investigative writing through successful performance in a written examination. You will be notified as to whether you will be scheduled for testing once qualifications determinations have been made. Tests are administered in Washington, DC and via SKYPE. APPLICANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THEIR OWN EXPENSES TO AND FROM THE TEST SITE. APPLICANTS THAT OPT TO TAKE THE TEST VIA SKYPE MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER WITH A WEBCAM. A PRINTER IS OPTIONAL.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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