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Applicants interested in applying for any of the below positions, must submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and required sample materials, etc. to:

Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer
5200 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA  23508

WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer


WHRO public media is seeking a dynamic, seasoned professional to manage a competitive fundraising program that will build the capacity of the organization.  Responsibilities include implementing an overall development strategy to raise Annual Fund gifts in the $1 - $1,199 range, ensuring the coordination of direct mail, email appeals, events, on-air campaigns, telemarketing, volunteers, and viewer services. Position manages a staff of six and raises more than $2.6 million in annual revenues.  

The successful candidate will bring a track record of proven fundraising experience that includes highly effective strategic and managerial leadership, revenue achievement, and advanced marketing and communication skills.  

Essential Functions

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, conceive, plan, implement, direct, and evaluate the station’s fundraising strategies, as well as:

  • Maximize fundraising opportunities and results through new technologies, on-air fundraising campaigns, direct mail programs, online and e-fundraising, sustaining memberships, and secondary revenue sources.
  • Provide strategic direction and competent daily management of the Annual Fund program and staff to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Track expenses and income and make strategic and tactical adjustments as necessary to ensure that each development program is effective and efficient. 
  • Coordinate with other station departments to develop goals and plans that align with the station’s mission, values, and strategic plan. Provide appropriate reports as necessary or required.
  • Manage consultant and vendor contracts to meet service and performance objectives.
  • Ensure that the highest ethical and administrative standards are applied to fundraising and financial management.
  • Be an effective and responsive liaison on fundraising issues with national, regional, and state broadcasting entities.
  • Set an example of industriousness and professionalism in managing and working with others.


This position requires an energetic, creative and self-motivated individual with a broad background in non-profit fundraising as well as:

  • Five or more years of experience in successfully leading Annual Fund activities and/or applicable fundraising program. 
  • Proven strategic and organizational skills with demonstrated familiarity with methods and operations of annual giving, as well as database management (Team Approach is used by the station), and fiscal reporting.
  • Superior leadership, organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to produce communications for a variety of formats.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to assume a variety of responsibilities and work under pressure.   
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting, motivate and mentor others, and foster creative approaches.
  • Ability to work in partnership with diverse teams of leadership volunteers, staff members, donors and community members.
  • The initiative to stay current with fundraising best practices and initiatives.
  • A strong personal appreciation for the value of public media, and knowledge of public media’s programs and services.
  • Ability to participate in evening/weekend events.

Key Personal Attributes

Successful candidate will demonstrate the following personal attributes and behaviors:

  • Strategic vision
  • Results-oriented
  • Adaptable to change/flexible
  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Energetic, focused and goal-oriented
  • Team building skills
  • Problem-solver
  • Passion for the mission of the organization 
  • High integrity and ethics

Effective Date:   November 2014

To apply, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to WHRO,  Attn: Sherby Wilks, HR Officer, 5200 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA  23508, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  EOE


WHRO is looking for a determined and persuasive Sales Representative to sell broadcast sponsorship messages on radio, television, print, and web-related products. This is an outside sales position where the ideal candidate will develop new business by cold calling, networking, and following a consultative sales approach. This person will continually pursue, contact, and develop businesses and organizations, as well as advertising agencies, to secure revenue. Will be responsible for meeting sales goals and collecting on sold accounts. Candidates must have a positive attitude, be a team player and have a drive to win. Self-motivation is essential. If you’re interested in a base salary plus commission position thriving in a highly energetic sales environment - this job is the opportunity for you!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Solicit new business through constant prospecting and cold calling
  • Contact prospective customers to sell radio and television sponsorships, as well as new media and print advertising
  • Identify clients’ advertising needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses
  • Manage and grow existing assigned accounts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients by providing top quality service
  • Collect creative materials for production
  • Investigate and resolve customer issues
  • Communicate with other departments to assure quality service in placing orders
  • Receivable collection of overdue accounts
  • Meet assigned sales goals


  • College degree or a combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years previous radio, television, print, and new media sales experience
  • Proven record of meeting sales goals
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, negotiation and time management skills
  • Must be self-motivated, goal driven and able to work independently, with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced sales environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Regional and local travel
  • A valid driver’s license and a vehicle with appropriate insurance

Reports To:
Director, Corporate Support

Submit Resume & Salary Requirements To:
Attention:Sherby Wilks
5200 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23508

or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Reports to:
E-Learning Support Manager

Virginia Department of Education; Richmond, VA

Position Description:
The Administrative Assistant/Help Desk Support is responsible for assisting with all operational aspects of the Virtual Virginia Program.  Responsibilities include registration and account creation of Virtual Virginia students and mentors, compiling and preparing reports, data entry, customer service via phone and email for the Virtual Virginia Help Desk, and responding to questions from the public.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of office organizational procedures and systems; English and grammar usage for business writing, spelling and punctuation; and formatting letters, memoranda, and other correspondences.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately create and proofread reports and manage data using Numbers and Microsoft Excel.
  • Good organizational and office computing skills and proficiency in keyboarding.
  • Ability to enter and manage data in Student Information Systems, Learning Management Systems and Registration Systems.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Experience providing high-quality, customer-focused service in working with the general public.
  • Skill in maintaining automated and manual file systems.
  • Considerable technical skills, including resetting passwords, managing user accounts and enrollments, and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Internet browsers, and plug-ins a plus

HS diploma or equivalent with emphasis on business education.  Additional secretarial/computer training and 3-5 years related administrative and/or technology support experience.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:  WHRO, Attn:  Sherby Wilks, 5200 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA  23508 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The Database Administrator position includes responsibility for database development, administration and reporting, working as a member of an IT support group assisting various departments with the maintenance of existing CRM, Financial and Traffic database applications, the design of new open-source database applications; and development of custom queries, reports and integrations.

Job Duties

Database Management

  • Responsible for database management for all in-house supported database systems (including but not limited to Oracle, MS SQL, MY SQL, and Informix).  Supported applications currently include Team Approach, ProTrack, MS Exchange/Outlook, ScheduALL.
  • Assumes leadership role and accepts responsibility for management of troubleshooting any data-related problems with all supported applications (listed above).  Recommends solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Works with Information Technology staff to identify and correct software  malfunctions in a timely fashion so as not to disrupt corporate operations.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.

 Database Programming

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely execution of all Oracle-generate reports and documents for the Development department.
  • Responsible for database programming (including the design of data structures, data normalization, development of queries and report generation), as time permits, for all supported in-house systems and special projects.
  • Identifies database requirements by interviewing internal customers; analyzing department applications, programming, and operations, evaluating existing systems and designing proposed systems and enhancements.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science and/or a related field or equivalent technical education and a minimum of 5 years of experience working in an RDBMS environment.
  • A fundamental working knowledge of and experience with Oracle and SQL data management and design is expected at a minimum.
  • Successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and must be able to manage projects without the need for daily supervision.

Nice to have:

  • Additional desirable skills include knowledge of any of the following applications and DBMS’s Postgres, Informix; Crystal Reports; Microsoft Dynamics; Team Approach; and Pro Track.
  • A basic understanding of PCI compliance and data security policies and requirements is also desired.

Reports To:  Engineering & IT Officer
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:  WHRO, Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer, 5200 Hampton Boulevard; Norfolk, VA  23508 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


WHRO Public Media is expanding its Online Media department by adding a Senior PHP Developer to the team. He or she will participate in the entire life cycle of high complexity projects including, but not limited to research and analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, training, and documentation. He or she is ready to adapt and extend the architectural plan as new product goals and technical challenges emerge in our agile, continuous development environment with an emphasis on architecture within Cloud.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience developing custom PHP solutions, maintaining existing PHP code and optimizing MySQL queries, passion for best design and coding practices and a desire to develop new bold ideas.

Job Duties:

  • Deliver consumer-facing web applications at large scale in a senior Web developer or architecture role
  • Web development in PHP/JavaScript/MySQL/XHTML
  • Manage Git repositories and methodologies
  • Document, maintain and contribute to project stories in project management system
  • Customize eCommerce platforms for custom functionality and integrations with 3rd party software
  • Support hardware/software configurations and management
  • Create, test, and maintain shell scripts for process automation 
  • Provide hands-on technical support for the Configuration and Build of Test and Production environments
  • Collaborate on project plans, business and technical requirements to develop and implement cloud services
  • Analyze client needs, develop and implement customized solution

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, or an analytical discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Development of software architecture strategy and documentation 
  • Experience with cloud based and virtual servers and applications 
  • Demonstrable mastery of both object-oriented and procedural PHP
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the standard open source technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX , Git, Linux (Ubuntu preferred)
  • Proven track record of delivering well-structured, functional software
  • Experience in common third-party APIs (Google, Facebook, Amazon)
  • Experience in agile development environment and flexible in adapting to rapidly changing requirements
  • Ability to work independently but also able to communicate cross-functionally to seek out information when required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent technical, analytical, debugging and problem-solving skills.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with open source content and learning management systems such as Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Moodle, etc
  • Mobile application development
  • UX design experience
  • Experience building and testing live video streaming to multiple devices
  • Experience with live video and audio streaming (rtmp, mpeg-ts, HLS)
  • Linux systems administration experience

Experience Guidelines: 

8+ years of software development experience, minimum of 5 years in PHP environment.
10+ years of related professional experience.

Reports To: Online Media Officer

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, samples of technical documentation, and salary requirements to:  WHRO, Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer, 5200 Hampton Boulevard; Norfolk, VA  23508 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Applicants interested in applying for any of the above positions must submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and required sample materials, etc. to:

Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer
5200 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA  23508


WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer