U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Oct 03

Position description

The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) is responsible for providing the State Department’s worldwide outreach platform for public diplomacy and partnering with policy experts and missions abroad to design and execute outcome-oriented programs that engage foreign audiences to advance U.S. foreign policy.


The incumbent will be responsible for conceptualizing content for digital and print materials that advance United States (U.S.) foreign policy objectives and national security interests. The incumbent will also refine and edit texts supplied by writer-editors, assure overall content quality, and, on occasion and on a fast-turnaround basis, write original content when needed. 

  • Supplies editorial guidance to project teams including writers, graphic designers, artists, video producers, and other content producers.
  • Writes and edits to assure media materials have maximum effectiveness with targeted foreign audiences.
  • Evaluates photo research in the Associated Press database and/or other sources, approving selections of appropriate and effective items for projects.
  • Identifies materials suitable for re-purposing through bureau print and digital channels.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience writing and editing texts and accompanying graphic elements for appropriateness and maximum effectiveness with foreign audiences;
  • Experience editing content that includes text, images, videos, and infographics, adjusting the content and “weight” of each element to assure maximum content effectiveness;
  • Experience editing texts to illustrate by example, rather than merely state, USG policies;
  • Experience using Basecamp, Slack, WordPress and Googledocs;
  • Editing texts specifically for English learners.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.


See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Application instructions

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