International Multimedia Journalist - III (Programming Directorate)
Job Details
Washington Headquarters - Washington, DC
Fully Remote

Primary Responsibilities:

VOA is looking for a talented social media producer/copy editor for VOA original programs, including 52 Documentary series dedicated to inspiring Gen Z/ Millennial audiences through our new creative programs. This position will play an essential role in VOA Acquisitions & Commissioning team by building strategy and producing/posting content that extends the brand's reach and influence on social platforms. This position will create original text and video content, manage posts, and respond to followers. The social media producer is expected to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends with excellent communication skills and be able to express our companys views creatively. The ideal candidate is someone who has excellent writing skills, is detail-oriented, can juggle multiple assignments, and is able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Deadline-driven mindset and willingness to work flexible hours. This position may require commissioning content.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: -Develop and implement a comprehensive and cohesive cross-channel social media strategy (paid and organic content development) for VOA's original programs. -Write and produce creative content for VOA's social media presence across multiple social channels by working collaboratively with communications colleagues and other internal teams. -Advanced knowledge of programming content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. -Develop creative social media campaigns for editorial projects and VOA original shows on streaming and linear channels that drive awareness, tune-in, and ultimately conversion. -Monitor and report on social conversations to guide editorial and social engagement strategies and decisions -Contribute to strategies for audience growth, engagement, and subscriber acquisition efforts for VOA Original programs. -Demonstrated understanding of how the next generation engages with social media platforms. -Current knowledge of copyright laws related to social media publishing. -Developing/producing VOA original programs, including 52 Documentary series

REQUIREMENTS -4+ years of professional experience with a proven track record of creating innovative content for a digital newsroom. -Strong understanding of digital audience and analytics and knowledge of online marketing channels -Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high-pressure environment. -Strong writing, copy editing, and editorial skills. -Ability to deliver creative content (text, image, and video) -Hands-on experience in content management -Experience editing in Adobe Premiere, After-Effects, and Photoshop -Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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.

 

U.S. citizenship is not required for this job and visa sponsorship is possible for the right candidates. 

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