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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



Online content developers are needed for the following Workplace Readiness Skills modules:

Applied Mathematics, Digital Citizenship/Internet Use & Safety, Locating Information, Reading for Information, Understanding Health, Wellness & Safety 

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 - 5 years teaching experience in a specific secondary content area (i.e. English) and/or curriculum or workplace supervisory experience in a specific subject area.

Required Qualifications:
A qualified candidate must demonstrate:

  • Possession of a current Virginia Teaching License with appropriate endorsement(s) and/or proven track record of success in a related job experience;
  • A thorough knowledge of content and associated standards of content 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 Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 am – 4 pm 

 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience with online learning and online course development
  • Online teaching experience and/or online teaching facilitator training

Primary Responsibilities:
The online course content developer will:

  • Adhere to the project timeline;
  • Create original content to meet or exceed the Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills 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, a resume, and an original lesson plan related to the subject for which you are applying to Whitney Raymo by October 31, 2014 at 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