Service Director, Tibetan Service
A visionary and dynamic leader with a deep commitment to Tibetans, thorough knowledge of Tibetan culture and beliefs, and demonstrably good managerial judgment and professional integrity is needed for Tibetan Service Director in RFA’s Washington DC offices.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
The ideal Tibetan Service Director would be inherently well-respected by the Tibetan community in his/her own right. This person should bring his/her own gravitas and credibility to the service. This person needs to be a visionary and a dynamic leader who has a deep commitment to Tibetans and thorough knowledge of Tibetan culture and beliefs. The Director leads by example - motivates, inspires and nurtures mission-driven journalists to give the best they can, all the time, to Tibetans inside Tibet.
The ideal candidate would have demonstrably good managerial judgment and professional integrity to work in a politically charged and difficult yet dynamic media environment. He/she must be able to ensure the quality of journalism required at RFA. He/she must be able to put the needs of the audience above all other considerations. He/she must have ties inside Tibet in order to have real-time knowledge and maintain a keen awareness of the political, economic, sociological and environmental situation affecting Tibetans.
•A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (degree in journalism, broadcasting or related field preferred)
• Essential knowledge and understanding of broadcast journalism or related field.
• Significant demonstrable success in supervisory/managerial/leadership capacity preferably in broadcast journalism, writing, media or a related field.
• Native fluency in spoken and written Tibetan language and fluency in spoken and written English; Chinese language knowledge a plus.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current political, economic, social and environmental conditions in and affecting Tibet
• Strong writing skills, editing skills and demonstrated ability to exercise unbiased, timely, and principled news analysis and judgment
• Demonstrated leadership to bring out the best in staff members, and ability to identify and nurture high performing and high potential talent
• Demonstrated integrity and dedication to excellence, ability to solve problems , multi-task and deal with a variety of critical situations
• Versatile, energetic and knowledgeable of current developments compatible with 21st century media trends
Responsibilities Include
•Planning, directing, and supervising the development of Tibetan broadcast/website programs and daily operations of the Tibetan language service
• Providing strong editorial leadership and managing a staff of broadcast/webcast journalists
• Monitoring and maintaining quality control of Tibetan service broadcasts/webcasts
• Applying sound judgment and astutely flagging potential controversial and sensitive issues with upper management and peers
• Directing the preparation of original material on news, current events, features, culture and history of particular relevance to the target audience
• Establishing and maintaining contact with Tibet experts, specialists and sources to enhance program content and to ensure content relevance given the political, cultural, religious, social, economic and demographic developments
• Handling Tibetan staff administrative, personnel, and staffing matters working with colleagues in other departments
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 resume with cover letter (making reference to Tibetan Service Director position) via:
• Fax to 202-530-7797; or
• E-mail to: jobs@rfa.org
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