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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



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