Job Details


Commissioning Editor Description: Voice of America is looking for a talented and creative commissioning editor to help carry on its mission of informing, engaging, and connecting our global audience on the new OTT platform, VOA+. As a commissioning editor, you will be responsible for commissioning/acquiring short/long-form content with a longer shelf life.

Responsibilities: –

Review story pitches and hire freelance VJs/Producers to produce content for the new Documentary series. -Review scripts and final content before the executive producer’s final approval -Write descriptions of content and create titles -Work with graphic teams for any templates for the project -Work with the contract team for any necessary contract-related documents -Create workflow of commissioning content -Connect with documentary communities outside VOA for potential work with them. -Make sure the projects on the pipeline meet the deadlines and regularly report to the executive producer for the status of the projects.


Must have a documentary background and commissioning documentary experiences. 5+ years of producing documentaries Have deep knowledge of video trends on digital platforms, etc.

About the Agency

The 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.

This is not an announcement for a federal job. This position is for employment as a personal services contractor with VOA News and may include eligibility for health, dental, vision, and life insurance, overtime, paid time off, sick leave, and the possibility of performance-based bonuses. All personal service contractors must pass a thorough background check.