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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



This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Education Department with administrative duties related to activities and events including teacher workshops, summer technology camps, student computer competitions, and multi-technology related projects involving K-12 teachers and students, higher education faculty, other WHRO staff, volunteers, and vendors.  Provides support including minutes, agendas, and hospitality for related meetings and activities for groups such as HRETA Superintendents, School Board Members, Chief Technology Officers, and the Consortium for Interactive Instruction. Also assists in print creation, web, and other database updates.

This position requires ability as a self-starter who can handle multiple tasks; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills; and demonstrated organizational talents. Requires HS Diploma or equivalent plus 2-3 years related experience and proficiency in Microsoft Word and knowledge of various computer programs.

Interested candidates should apply to:  WHRO; Attn:  Sherby Wilks; 5200 Hampton Blvd; Norfolk, VA  23508.  Applicants may apply 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.


Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. DBA WHRO (“WHRO”) is a diverse regional public telecommunications center serving more than 1.6 million citizens in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.  In addition, WHRO reaches beyond the region through its website.  WHRO promotes education, culture and citizenship to the citizens of Hampton Roads, Virginia, through a variety of telecommunications services.  Viewers and listeners tune in to broadcast programming on WHRO’s public television and radio stations and stream programming from its website.  Since its founding 54 years ago to support education, WHRO has employed creativity and technology to serve its mission to enrich audiences through content that educates, entertains and promotes understanding.  WHRO delivers educational and new media services to students and educators across the Commonwealth.

It is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to operate a non-commercial public television station – WHRO TV 15 Digital (including WHRO HD, WHRO Kids and WHRO World); two non-commercial public radio stations – WHRO 90.3 FM and WHRV 89.5 FM, including digital broadcasting of  altradio and the 1920’s Radio Network; Educational Broadband Services (EBS) and satellite transmission facilities and the WHRO Radio Reading Service for the Print Handicapped.  Its website features live audio streams for WHRO, WHRV, the Radio Reading Service, altradio, and the 1920’s Radio Network.  Studios, satellite, technical control, teleconference facilities and offices are housed in Norfolk, Virginia, with a studio/office in Williamsburg, VA.  Major transmission facilities are located in Suffolk, Virginia, and both FM retransmission and multi-point microwave relay towers are dispersed throughout southeastern Virginia and its Eastern Shore.

One of the goals of our strategic plan is to enhance the work climate for all WHRO employees in order to attract and retain the highest quality staff.  With an annual budget of $14 million, one of our priorities is to create an enjoyable place to work and offer training, rewards and advancement opportunities.

Currently, we are seeking a Controller.  This is a mid-management position that reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare all financial reports
  • Analyze variances between budget – actual – projection
  • Plan and manage external audit including related tax returns
  • Coordinate and assist CFO with annual budget process
  • Participate and oversee in the day-to-day financial functions including A/P, A/R, G/L and payroll
  • Supervise accounting staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree. Experience preparing accrual basis financial reports, internal management reports and variance analysis.  Planning and management of external audit experience.  Experience in coordinating/assisting in annual budget process.  Minimum five years progressively responsible accounting experience, including supervisory responsibilities.  Experience with accounting software applications. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel.  

Preferences / Pluses:
Bachelors’ degree in Accounting; CPA a plus.  Public accounting experience as an auditor preferred.  Experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL (“Solomon”) software and Management Report applications a plus.  Non-profit accounting experience preferred.  Grants management exposure a plus.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Accuracy; analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Detail oriented while maintaining organizational focus
  • Team player – ability to work with all levels of internal staff and external individuals; also able to work independently
  • Organizational skills – ability to prioritize and multi-task; meet deadlines 
  • Professional demeanor, including highest level of integrity and trust to handle confidential matters
  • Positive attitude – highly motivated
  • Communication (verbal / written) and interpersonal skills

To Apply:
Submit letter of interest, including salary requirement, resume, and salary history to:  WHRO, Attn. Ms. Sherby Wilks, 5200 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA  23508. Or you may apply online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged. This position is available immediately. Competitive and comprehensive wage and benefits package available.


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.

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:

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


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