Broadcaster/Webcaster, Lao Service

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, Washington, DC-based, nonprofit corporation that provides accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press. Delivered in nine Asian languages in addition to English, our journalism extends beyond radio to include web, video, mobile and e-books. RFA is seeking a talented, dynamic and versatile journalist to prepare, produce, present and place reports and programs on multiple media platforms for its Lao Service. This position will be based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities Include

  • Covering news and/or features, as assigned, with some depth and analysis.
  • Using and cultivating a range of reliable sources, and interviewing subjects who are relevant to the story.
  • Eliciting newsworthy comments and information from interviewees and determining relevant portions of interview to select for broadcast or webcast.
  • Researching information online and from other relevant news sources, and incorporating multimedia, as appropriate, into reports and/or features.
  • Writing stories accurately and under deadline; adapting materials from English and other languages into the Lao language.
  • Using digital equipment to deliver clean, clear, and creative productions across media platforms.
  • Delivering news stories and features professionally on radio and webcast/TV in the Lao language.
  • Conducting video reporting from the field, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in broadcast or print journalism required (at least one year full-time experience in a media company preferred), multimedia experience (including TV) a plus.
  • Academic credentials (Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field from an accredited college or university preferred) or equivalent transferable skills showing ability to gather, produce, write, and present news and information clearly and objectively.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current political, economic and social conditions in Laos and surrounding
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and discretion in evaluating and presenting news.
  • Ability to produce and edit video content. Ability to use Adobe software suite for video and photo editing preferred.
  • Familiarity in use of social media for news gathering and promoting content.
  • Required language skills: Spoken and written fluency in Lao and English languages.

 

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to apply: Send résumé with cover letter (making reference to the position of "Lao Service Broadcaster/Webcaster") via email to rfajobs@rfa.org or fax to 202-530-7797.

Salary Range: GS 8/9 Equivalent

Posting Date: 2/26/2021

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