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Digital Content Editor (Hausa)

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Broadcasting Board Of Governors Washington , DC 20001

Posted 5 months ago



This position is located in the Voice of America's Africa Division in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a Digital Content Editor in the Hausa Service, responsible for producing content for digital platforms.


Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Institutes policies, standards and procedures to manage, improve and maintain the quality of writing in the Hausa language for the service's websites and social media platforms. This involves, but is not limited to the institution and implementation of best practices including the training of the service's staff in how to write for digital media.
Coordinates programming with the Africa Division's Internet Managing Editor to manage and ensure the service's websites and social media platforms are aligned to meet objectives and fiscal year digital media targets.
Supports, in coordination with the service's Managing Editor the daily communication and transfer of important stories, events and newsworthy reporting opportunities to the Division's Bridge Editor for dissemination to the other VOA language services.
Incorporates the use of analytics, metrics and third-party digital and social media trends into daily editorial research, decision making and guidance with an understanding that such information conforms to the objective of increasing the Hausa-speaking youth audience and in particular, young women in VOA Hausa's target areas.
Coordinates field reporting by Hausa staff and freelance contributors, including Facebook Live focus groups. Assembles that content into multiple digital products for Hausa Service and the Africa Division.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

Applicants MUST be a Non-US citizen.
Country of citizenship MUST be indicated on CV/resume.
Candidate may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
Candidates MUST complete online questionnaire.
US citizens MUST apply to vacancy announcement DE--LM.
This is a sensitive or national security position.
If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
This vacancy is being advertised under the Excepted Service (NC) procedures and is open to non-US citizen applicants. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Delegated Examining (DE) procedures all US citizen applicants.
Your application to this NC announcement will allow consideration for this announcement.
We cannot electronically or manually move your application to the corresponding DE announcement. Please ensure you are applying under the correct announcement.


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level which is directly related to this line of work AND fluency in the English and Hausa languages that demonstrates ability to produce digital video and social media content in both languages.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of such experience must demonstrate the following: (1) Ability to combine a variety of sources and reports into a singular, coherent news story on digital platforms; (2) Thorough knowledge of project management, social media and video production; (3) Capability to organize, plan, schedule and deliver multiple projects on deadline; and (4) Knowledge of all phases of social programming and distribution on major platforms.


Applicants cannot substitute education for experience.

Additional information

If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states that date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment with this agency.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.


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Web Technology

Possession of competencies may be address in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Resume Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants.
Cover letter
DD 214 (Member copy 4)
Other Veterans Documentation, (SF-15, VA Letter, Statement of Service)
Transcripts If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD 214 (Member copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an Application of 10-point veterans' preference (SF-15) plus the proof required by that form. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you cannot complete the application package online, please contact the Human Resources Office.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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Digital Content Editor (Hausa)

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Broadcasting Board Of Governors