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U.S. Agency for Global Media Supervisory Assignment Editor (Mandarin) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary This position is located in USAGM, Voice of America (VOA), East Asia and Pacific Division, China Branch. The Supervisory Assignment Editor (Mandarin) is responsible for the coordination, conception, and implementation of assignments for China Branch's news and long format content coverage for Mandarin audiences. Leads editors, reporters, and contractors involved in story planning for multiplatform distribution which includes, TV, video, radio, web, and social media broadcasts. Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to the following: Serves as a Supervisory Assignment Editor; makes assignments based on content of interest to audiences and news events and developments, considering deadlines and staff capability. Stays fully informed on all aspects of Service activities and policies and is in charge of day-to-day coverage, taking the lead and closely coordinating with other coverage teams in the Mandarin Service. Coordinates with news editors regarding top news stories in main or regional line-ups and manages how stories should be further dealt with and on what platform. Assigns coverage to correspondents, staff reporters and freelancers, determines day-to-day coverage assignments, based on news, issues, trends, developments, and programming needs and mindful of program deadlines. Works in close coordination with and follows the lead of other teams in the Service to maintain a balance on distributing news to China. Also works in close coordination with Taiwan and overseas stringers to discuss and decide on the level of coverage needed. Works closely with news editors to discuss main and regional news line-ups and how these types of stories may need additional (beyond simple text) coverage. Reviews and edits news items submitted by correspondents, stringers, and other reporters. Works with other editors to ensure incoming stories are properly edited, produced, and distributed to programmers and to meet show deadlines. Reviews a wide variety of news sources and stays constantly abreast of news events, developments, and trends to have a thorough understanding of what coverage the China Branch needs to produce. Oversees administrative activities related to funding and training for staff members. Works with China Branch leadership to remain fully up to date on funding for contractors, spending, and what is available to continue the work. Recruits, trains, and supervises the activities of several journalists, broadcasters, and/or reporters, freelance reporters, correspondents and staff reporters in the Washington Headquarters. These assignments contribute to audio, video, or web material to the VOA Central News Division and other language services of the East Asia & Pacific Division. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Screen out factor: Applicants must have fluency in both English and Mandarin languages that enables you to speak, read, write, report, and translate in both languages. This language screen out factor MUST be listed in your resume to receive consideration for this position. For the GS-13 position: Applicants must have a minimum of one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the GS-12 level or pay band in the federal, public, or private sectors. Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and which is in and/or directly related to this line of work. Specialized experience includes ALL of the following and must be listed in your application to receive consideration for this position: Experience leading or supervising employees engaged in performing senior level journalism and editorial duties, which include developing strategies focused on content creation and distribution in markets where access to content is limited and challenging, and to ensure relevance to the interests of the target audience. Experience managing, directing, developing and evaluating a professional staff responsible for broadcast, digital, and journalistic writing and editing. Expert knowledge of U.S. policies on global issues, such as foreign relations, economic and national security, technology and business/trade policies, and other concerns, to produce programming tailored to the target audience. Experience establishing and maintaining contact with representatives of the U.S. and international academic entities and business communities involved in China-related developments, which includes topics relevant to Chinese-speaking audiences. Expertise in Chinese politics and the United States objectives and policy toward China, neighboring countries, the region and the world. Education Education is not required for this grade level. It cannot be used for qualification purposes. Additional Information This vacancy is advertised under Delegated Examining (DE) procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. USAGM is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement to be considered. 1. 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 in this agency. For Military Selective Service Act requirement information, please visit Selective Service 2. Your application to this vacancy announcement will only allow consideration for this announcement. We cannot electronically or manually move your application to corresponding announcements, if applicable. 3. Additional vacancies not reflected in the announcement that occur after the opening date of the vacancy announcement for position(s) identical (same grade, series and title) to the original vacancy may be filled from the selection certificate during the validity of the certificate. 4. Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy. However, all interested candidates should apply now.

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