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    A global broadcaster with a proud past is today suffering a serious identity crisis

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    I worked at Voice of America

    Pros

    The powerful sense of mission in providing balanced, objective and comprehensive US and world news to a global and information-hungry radio, TV and Web audience; the camaraderie of journalists.

    Cons

    In this highly politicized federal "news" agency, serious tensions exist between the journalist camp and the propagandist camp; those tensions have grown as Congress and VOA managers have responded to the intensifying "information wars" waged by America's rivals and sworn enemies; severe budget constraints and organizational dysfunction have hurt VOA's ability to hire, promote, expand or improve its effectiveness as a credible source of news.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can persuade an inept Congress and an often-inattentive White House to increase VOA's annual budget but resist turning it into an organ of US foreign policy: actively recruit more young journalists, lift the hiring and pay freezes, and bring equity to the pay and promotion opportunities for VOA's many foreign-national language-service broadcasters. Stop closing VOA's international news bureaus!

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Voice of America Interviews

Updated Feb 8, 2015
Updated Feb 8, 2015

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    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Voice of America.

    Interview Details

    After sending in my resume and cover letter, it was several weeks when I got an invite for phone interview. We set up a time that would work for me, and they called. There were about 3 other people on the other side of the phone, so I was on loud speaker. Everyone was friendly and interview was actually pretty short, I'd say no more than ten minutes. No hard questions were asked, just the typical tell us about yourself, how did you learn about VOA, what do you want to accomplish here...you know it's unpaid right? They told me they were interviewing a few other people those two days. The next day they called me to tell me I got it :)

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    Since there is no pay, there isn't too much that happens. You get emailed by HR and fill out all these forms, and then you should start looking for short term housing in D.C.
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Website www.voanews.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

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