International Broadcaster (Online)(Russian)


Vacancy ID: 834538   Announcement Number: DEU-13-55   USAJOBS Control Number: 336820400

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: TAG:VacancyID


1. Title of Job

TAG:Position Title


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date

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)


17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

Please take a moment and tell us how you heard about this opportunity vacancy.


1 Agency Website
2 OPM/USAJobs Website
3 Executive Recruitment Firm or Head Hunter/Employment Agency
4 Newspaper
5 Other

If you have selected "Newspaper" or "Other", please provide name of the source. (i.e. websites, Washington Post, etc.)


20. Occupational Specialties

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:


001 International Broadcaster

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


364170061 New York, NY

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

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.


24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

1. Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 11 grade level? Specialized Experience is defined as: experience of writing and producing original multimedia content across a wide range of topics in English AND Russian; host live or live-to-tape studio Internet/TV show and live on-camera inter-actives; a proven track record of securing exclusive content for an online news operation; experience of sourcing exclusive and generic content from a wide variety of sources, particularly from popular social media networks and blogs; ability to cooperate with a digital team operating in a high-pressure online news environment;  ability to harness technology to improve the content and add value to audience;  have an in-depth knowledge of the major issues of interest to Russian speaking audience.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Experience working as an anchor in live or live-to-tape and host live inter-active Internet-TV studio shows; initiating and conducting original on-camera or via Skype interviews with a wide variety of subjects and news sources.

3. General and web-based journalism in particular with specific understanding of web story telling and developments such as social networking, blogging and community based websites.

4. Knowledge of copyright law and privacy protection for web based reporting.

5. Skilled in the use of multimedia software systems, such as Internet development to produce state-of-the-art website content.

6. Prepare and post multimedia news reports for the news website.

7. Understanding of world and news events, including US foreign policy and other bi-lateral issues between the United States, Russia and other countries in the area.