International Multimedia Journalist – I (Lao Service)

Washington, DC

About the job

Job DetailsJob LocationWashington Headquarters

  • Washington, DCThe incumbent serves as an International Multimedia Journalist for the VOA Lao Service, with responsibility for conceiving, planning, researching, writing, and broadcasting audio/video scripts of a routine nature and for providing Internet content for web sites. As related to certain duties and where specific duties require it, fluency in reading, writing, and speaking in English and the language used for the target audience is required. It also requires abilities in electronic journalism such as writing, editing, interviewing, reporting, and broadcasting stories for radio and television and preparing material for web sites. The incumbent of this position performs duties related to the National Security of the United States. Such duties include the creation, production, and/or editing of information which is broadcast to mission critical target areas as part of U.S. public diplomacy and foreign relations.RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Presented all types of material including newscasts and scripts for radio, television and/or Web broadcasts and presentations for VOA Lao. Assisted the producer or applicable supervisor in tasks as directed.
  • Assisted in preparing specific program elements for broadcasts and recommended techniques for conveying information and suggested ideas for stories and updates.
  • Performed straight translation of simple or routine news and information sources.
  • Initiated and arranged interviews for others and conducted pre-recorded interviews using pre-developed questions for own segments
  • Under supervision, performs all other similar/related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.QUALIFICATION:
  • Must be fluent in Lao and English
  • 2+ years of journalist, radio or TV
  • Deep knowledge about Laos and regional issues.About the AgencyThe United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) is an exciting, multi-media, multi-cultural, global media agency that carries out all United States civilian international broadcasting. Our media networks complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Our staff of dedicated professionals serve as an example of a free and independent media, bringing news, information, and relevant discussions to a weekly audience of over 278 million people worldwide in over 60 languages via radio, television, Internet, and social media.USAGM networks include the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti) and three grantee organizations:
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia.