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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:

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

WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

MARKETING OFFICER

Reports to:  Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary
In consultation with WHRO’s senior management team and department heads, this position is responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing direction, public relations and communications plans for WHRO’s key lines of business. The position has responsibility for overseeing all external promotion on radio, Television, in print and online in support of the organization’s business objectives, meeting the needs of its B2C and B2B customers.

A successful candidate will have prior experience in the development, ascertainment and measurement of marketing campaigns and on-going programs; the crafting of engaging and informative advertising and sales support materials; developing and managing an annual plan of work and related budget, and overseeing the work of a creative services team as well as external vendors or resources as may be required.

Additionally, candidates should have working familiarity with and ideally hands on experience with online focused marketing tools and techniques, SEM, and a general knowledge of SEO as it pertains to WHRO’s products and services delivered via the Internet.

A strong sense of design and editorial standards, excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and prior experience in one or more of the following industries is highly desirable: K-12 education; non-profit fundraising; event planning and management, public relations; legislative activity; workforce development; and broadcast media.

Position Requirements
An undergraduate degree in mass communications, marketing, public relations or a related field is required; an advanced degree: MBA or Master’s degree is highly desirable.  Additionally, the position requires at least 6 years prior experience as a senior marketing executive, CMO or equivalent.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong analytical and planning ability; writing, editing and graphic visualization skills; the ability to operate under time sensitive schedules and deadlines; and the capacity for multi-tasking.  Knowledge and understanding of organizations with multiple and/or dis-similar lines of business, is a plus.  Excellent computer skills and a demonstrated ability to build successful professional relationships are also desired.

Applicants interested in applying must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

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

OR

Applicants interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Sherby Wilks at:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Applicants should be prepared to furnish a copy of their creative portfolio if requested.


COPY EDITOR

The WHRO Education Department is looking for a Copy Editor to work with our online projects and represent the WHRO Education department in print and social media.

Reports to:  Director of E-Learning

Position Description:  The Copy Editor is responsible for critiquing the content and assessments associated with the online education projects, creating articles on behalf of the Education department, and managing the social media presence of the Education department.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in English, or an English-related field (English, Communications, Journalism, Media, or Publishing)

Responsibilities:

  • Attend WHRO Education Online Courses (WEOC) department meetings and Education department meetings
  • Monitor the timeline and development of each assigned project and provide requested reports to his/her supervisor
  •  Work with and support WEOC Project Managers, Instructional Designers, and Content Developers
  • Assist with Content Development and Content Area Review trainings
  • Review content modules/units and assessments for spelling, grammar, punctuation, meaning, tone, sentence structure, context, audience, and voice
  • Provide timely feedback to Project Managers
  • Ensure that the WEOC Handbook guidelines are implemented
  • Ensure content is appropriate and written for targeted audience
  •  Ensure copyright laws are followed
  • Work with Education staff to promote public awareness of WHRO’s educational services by creating content to be used in company publications including print, online media, and social media
  • Write and prepare articles, research Education Department products and services, and verify facts
  • Develop and execute communication strategies that support the organization’s strategic initiatives and efforts across various media platforms
  •  Serve as a liaison between the Education Department and Marketing and Creative Services Department
  • Communicate unresolved development issues and concerns to his/her supervisor
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrating respect for others
  • Attend and support Education department events as needed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by his/her supervisor 

Required Skills:

  • Excellent copy editing skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously using prioritization and delegation
  • Demonstrated ability to work well and collaborate with others
  • Ability to use correct spelling and grammar in written text
  • Ability to use Microsoft® software
  • Demonstrated ability to follow directions
  • Ability to edit online projects for quality standards and WEOC development guidelines
  • Utilize Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formatting and style guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to provide constructive feedback that is corrective in nature, timely, and positive
  • Attend meetings as assigned in the WHRO Norfolk or Williamsburg offices

Job Location  Norfolk, Virginia area 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Sherby Wilks at:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


PROJECT MANAGER

The WHRO Education Department is looking for a Project Manager to work with our online projects.

Reports to:  Director of E-Learning

Position Description:  The Project Manager is responsible for managing the development of all assigned online learning projects and ensuring the creation of quality online learning products.

Education:  Master’s Degree (or equivalent work experience)

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage assigned online learning projects
  • Attend WHRO Education Online Courses (WEOC) management and department meetings and lead Content Development Team (CDTM) meetings
  • Report to the office at least two days a week, established with supervisor
  • Monitor the timeline and development of each assigned project and provide requested reports to his/her supervisor
  • Assist with contractor employment selection process and payments
  • Work with and support Instructional Designers, Content Developers, and Content Area Review Teams
  • Assist with Content Development and Content Area Review trainings
  • Ensure that development criteria and instructional design standards are met and implemented
  • Review content modules/units and provide timely feedback to Instructional Designers
  • Ensure that the WEOC Handbook technical guidelines are implemented
  • Coordinate Content Area Reviews and maintain feedback data
  • Assist with Student Reviews
  •  Ensure quality standards are met
  • Ensure correct alignment to identified standards
  • Ensure content is appropriate and written for targeted audience
  • Ensure copyright laws are followed and acquire permissions as needed
  • Ensure usage of universal design for instruction throughout course (vary learning style methods)
  • Assist with instructional designer tasks as needed
  • Develop a master copy of projects in learning management systems or other designated software
  • Communicate unresolved development issues and concerns to his/her supervisor
  • Work with other WHRO departments for production projects as assigned
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrating respect for others Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by his/her supervisor 

Required Skills:

  • Leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with all categories of employees and the public
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan and manage a project
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to recognize and implement cutting-edge technology innovations
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously using prioritization and delegation
  • Demonstrated ability to work well and collaborate with others
  • Ability to use correct spelling and grammar in written text
  • Demonstrated ability to follow directions
  • HTML and photo editing software experience
  • K-12 teaching experience or working knowledge of K-12 learning environments
  • Knowledge of current research and trends in online education
  • Ability to edit online projects for quality standards and WEOC development guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to provide constructive feedback that is corrective in nature, timely, and positive
  • Attend meetings as assigned in the WHRO Norfolk or Williamsburg offices

Preferred Skills:

  • 5+ years of supervisory/administration/project management experience in the Education or a related field
  • Skills in web and graphic design and the ability to master off-the-shelf e-learning software packages (e.g. Articulate®, Raptivity®, Adobe® Captivate®, TechSmith® Camtasia®, etc.)
  • Knowledge of web development standards such as 508 compliance, W3C and WCAG, and SCORM
  • Applied knowledge of training best practices and instructional design principles
  • Knowledge of course management systems
  • Experience with Career and Technical education

Job Location:  Norfolk, Virginia area

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Sherby Wilks at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 


VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR

Reports to: Director of Broadcast and Digital Media

Summary:
This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining the visual composition and lighting style and standards needed to produce highly creative and technically correct video for field and studio production.  This person will establish standards and will be responsible for training others to adhere to these standards.  This position will also be required to edit for various station projects.

Position Requirements:

  • Background in television production with knowledge equivalent to two years of college plus two to three years of video production experience with demonstrated aptitude in shooting and lighting EFP and Studio style production, as well as demonstrated ability to tell a story visually.
  • Must show a command of lighting techniques, camera movement, composition, and the use of lenses and filters.
  • Digital editing experience is required.
  • Maintains flexible work schedule and may be called upon at times to work some nights and weekends. 

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1.  Functions as Videographer for station EFP and Studio productions, providing creative and technically correct video recordings.
  2. Directs EFP productions as required.
  3. Works with Producers by helping them with the pre-production design of their productions.
  4. Serves as editor for various station projects using non-linear editing systems.
  5. Maintains current knowledge and creative edge in operation of television, audio and computer equipment in support of all video production, studio or remote.
  6. Functions in any of the positions of a production as assigned, (i.e. Floor Director, Camera, Teleprompter, Technical Director, Character Generator, etc.).
  7. Assists in set-up and tear-down for studio and remote productions.
  8. Assists in construction of sets for studio or selection of locations for remote productions.
  9. Maintains integrity of production and post production equipment and recommends upgrades and replacements.
  10. Establishes standard procedures for lighting and EFP under supervision of Broadcast and Digital Media.
  11. Trains other staff and freelance videographers and grips in lighting and photographic techniques to ensure that all work adheres to standards as well as other staff and freelance editors in editing techniques.

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


MULTI MEDIA CREATIVE PRODUCER

Reports to: Director of Broadcast and Digital Media

Summary:
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:
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 


PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MANAGER

Reports to: Director of Broadcast and Digital Media

Summary:
WHRO seeks a highly motivated and independent individual who will be responsible for producing local program content including documentaries, web series, educational videos and occasional on air fundraising.  This position also includes non linear editing work, as well as design and creation of television graphic elements and animations for video productions.  Additionally, this position involves production management of various projects with administrative duties, including developing budgets for new programming and scheduling to meet budgets.

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 desirable.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in editing and creating graphics and animations for television.
  • Candidate should have experience editing in Final Cut Pro X.  
  • Knowledge of budgeting and scheduling.
  • Maintains flexible work schedule and may be called upon at times to work some nights and weekends.

Responsibilities:
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. Coordinates and schedules all production activities with producers and heads of other WHRO departments.
  11. Supervision and evaluation of production staff.
  12. Prepares and implements budgets for various productions in studio and on location.

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


DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE 

Are you interested in joining a high performing team and taking the next step in your career? WHRO is seeking an experienced, motivated person looking for an opportunity to learn how a top development organization operates. This position will work with the Chief Development Officer on fundraising initiatives and other special projects.  

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.  

This position will perform prospect research, moves management activities and prospect scheduling related to securing large contributions. Position will oversee special projects, both short and long term assigned by the Chief Development Officer. In the role of executive support, other departmental duties include compiling management reports and organizing office operations and procedures; assisting with other departmental projects and events. As needed, position will also handle donor and audience servicing calls and help with data entry into fundraising database Team Approach.

Requirements:  
Two year or four year degree or equivalent with 2-3 years of non-profit experience, preferred. This position requires proven organizational skills with demonstrated ability in customer service, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage projects and resources.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and the ability to learn new database systems, multitask, be flexible and adaptable to change. Some nights and weekends are required.

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

WHRO 
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.  EOE


WEB DEVELOPER

Summary:
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:

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

 

WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer