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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



Are you a special events fundraiser looking for the next step in your career? Put your event planning skills to work at a top development organization. WHRO is seeking a Special Events Manager to join a dynamic development team. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Special Events Manager coordinates fundraising events, donor events and cultivation activities. This position also works closely with the Major and Planned Gifts Officer to assist with cultivation events for major donors, corporations and foundations.    

Long known for its public service mission, WHRO is the only public broadcasting station in the United States owned by a collaboration of 19 local public school districts. Through WHRO-TV, WHRO FM, WHRV FM, its web site, and educational content delivered online to more than 286,000 students and 25,000 teachers, WHRO enriches the lives of the people of Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina every day. 

Requirements: Four year college degree with at least two year hands-on experience in event planning, fundraising and marketing.  Position requires ability to lift up to 35 pounds.  Must possess advanced interpersonal relationship building skills, a high level of creativity, demonstrated communication skills, team-building expertise and superb attention to detail.  Some nights and weekends are required.

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Attn:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer
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.

 WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Online content developers are needed for Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

Education:  Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 - 5 years teaching experience in a specific secondary content area (i.e. Mathematics) and/or curriculum supervisory experience in a specific subject area.  An applicant must hold a current Virginia teaching license endorsed in Mathematics.

Required Qualifications:  A qualified candidate must demonstrate:

  • A thorough knowledge of content and associated standards of course being developed;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate ideas and information effectively, clearly, and concisely;
  • Previous experience with developing learning objectives and  instructional activities that support a variety of learning styles;
  • The ability to provide content and assessment items that are rigorous and correlate to middle and higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy;
  • Experience with curriculum design principles and practices;
  • Exemplary time management, communications, inter-personal, verbal, listening, problem solving, decision-making, organizational, and troubleshooting skills;
  • The ability to work in a collaborative environment; and
  • The ability to use a word processor. 

Please note that chosen candidates must attend training at WHRO’s Norfolk location on January 16, 2016 from 9 am – 4 pm before developing online content.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with online learning and online course development
  • Online teaching experience and or online teaching Facilitator training
  • Attendance at a Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning Institute (if applicable)

Primary Responsibilities:  The online course content developer will:

  • Adhere to the project timeline;
  • Create original content to meet or exceed the Virginia Standards of Learning and other national standards;
  • Develop original instructional activities, developmental activities, assignments, and assessments;
  • Create supporting documentation including all supplementary materials (e.g. course description, introduction and goals, course outline, course syllabus, assignment checklist, presentations, videos, rubrics, instructor’s guide, quick reference materials, etc.);
  • Revise published content as directed by Project Manager based on information from the Content Area Review Team; and
  • Communicate any challenges, need for help, etc. to the Project Manager/Instructional Designer.

For questions, please reference the FAQ.  Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to Mitzi Fehl-Seward by December 4, 2015 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Reports to: Director of Broadcast and Digital Media

WHRO seeks a highly motivated and independent individual who will be primarily responsible for producing  and writing local program content including documentaries, web series, educational videos and occasional on air fundraising.  This position also includes videography work on location and in the studio, maintaining high creative standards in lighting and composition.  Additionally, this position involves requires non linear editing work.

Position Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent to four (4) years of college with knowledge of the industry.
  • Three or more years of experience as a producer with demonstrated excellence in creating both live broadcast programming and field production.
  • High level of creativity as demonstrated by sample reel.
  • Proven ability to work with others and ability to work without supervision.
  • Familiarity with public broadcasting production and operations and digital production expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability in videography and editing.
  • Candidate should have experience editing in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Maintains flexible work schedule and may be called upon at times to work some nights and weekends. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1.  Develops scripts and copy for programs.
  2. Performs program research as needed and gathers visual and other materials.
  3. Selects talent and/or casts for productions.
  4. Establishes appropriate locations for productions.
  5. Selects, trains, and monitors the progress of Broadcast interns.
  6. Secures guests and interview subjects when appropriate to the program.
  7. Serves as Field Producer ensuring that the shooter and other crew members acquire the required video and/or sound for the production.
  8. Serves as Producer for at least one TV or Radio special or documentary annually.
  9. Functions as Video Editor for all types of station productions using professional editing systems as well as other editing and graphics software.
  10. Maintains current knowledge and creative edge in operation of television, audio and computer graphics equipment in support of all video production, and post-production, and video graphics.
  11. Functions as Videographer for EFP and studio productions, providing creative and technically correct video recordings using DSLR and HD cameras.
  12. Develops and writes scripts for documentaries, web series, reality style productions, dramatic reenactments and narrative style productions.

Please provide resume reel (link or physical media) to apply for this position to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sherby Wilks, 5200 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA  23508 


WHRO Public Media is expanding its Online Media department by adding a 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 3 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
  • 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
  • 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 with cloud based and virtual servers and applications

Experience Guidelines:
5+ years of software development experience, minimum of 3 years in PHP environment.
5+ 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.

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