Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary; however we cannot process your application without it.
The Vacancy Identification Number is: TAG:VacancyID
All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.
Enter the lowest grade level (TAG:Beginning Grade-TAG:Ending Grade) you will accept. The grade level equates to the General Schedule (GS) salary for this position http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/html/dcb.asp. Candidates are considered separately for each grade level. If you are determined qualified for the position and rank high enough among the best qualified candidates to be referred for the potential selection, you will be considered only for the grade level(s) you choose.
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You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)
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If you have selected "Newspaper" or "Other", please provide name of the source. (i.e. websites, Washington Post, etc.)
The occupational speciality will be selected for you if there is only one. Otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:
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Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience. Job related experience is experience acquired while working in a specific field or occupation.
Please choose wither YES or NO for the following questions.A- Yes.
Basic Qualifications for the GS-11: Do you have a minimum of one year of specialized experience, GS-9, directly related to this line of work.
Specialized Experience is defined as experience in writing, editing and producing news stories and/or feature stories in English for a recognized news website such as AP.org, UPI.com, Reuters.com, etc.; Such experience must have clearly demonstrated the ability to (1) understand and write about domestic and international affairs, (2) write for audiences of varying backgrounds and interests, and (3) write under deadline pressure.
The education requirement may be met by three (3) full academic years of graduate level education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or completion of all requirements for an LL.M.
Graduate Education: Major study--journalism communications, history, economics, political science, international relations, or other fields related to the position.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.
Basic Qualifications for the GS-12: Do you have a minimum of one year of specialized experience, GS-11, directly related to this line of work?
Specialized Experience is defined as experience in writing, editing and producing news stories and/or feature stories in English for a recognized news website such as AP.org, UPI.com, Reuters.com, etc.; Such experience must have clearly demonstrated the 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. Must have experience engaging with an audience using social media platforms and the ability to exercise sound and independent news judgment.