Journalist, Tibetan 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.Radio Free Asia (RFA) is seeking a talented, dynamic and versatile journalist to prepare, produce, present and place reports and programs for its Tibetan Service. 

Responsibilities Include

  • Covering news and/or features, as assigned, aimed at the Tibetan audience.
  • 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 the 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 Tibetan language.
  • Using digital equipment to deliver clean, clear, and creative productions across media platforms.
  • Delivering news stories and features professionally on radio or other platforms in the Tibetan language.
  • Experience in conducting audio/video reporting from the field preferred. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in broadcast or print journalism (at least two years experience in a media company preferred).
  • 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 the current political, economic and social conditions in Tibet and China, of the situation of the Tibetan diaspora, and of the surrounding countries, such as Nepal and India. 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and discretion in evaluating and presenting news.
  • Strong computer skills along with knowledge and ability to utilize online and social media in creative and innovative ways and to adapt to new technologies as they evolve.
  • Experiences in production coordination and anchoring are preferred.
  • Spoken and written fluency in Tibetan language and working proficiency in English required. Working proficiency in Chinese is preferred.

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 US 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 US 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 “Journalist, Tibetan Service” via e-mail to rfajobs@rfa.org.

Salary Range: GS 8/9 Equivalent

Posting Date: 9/12/2022

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