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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


The WHRO Education Department is looking for an Instructional Designer to work with our online course/module projects.  This is a grant-funded position; the position will be funded through  the period of the grant.

Reports to:  E-Learning Manager

Position Description:  The Instructional Designer (ID) is responsible for planning, designing, and developing interactive web applications and technologies for online courses, modules, and eBooks developed by the WHRO Education Online Courses department.  Through a research-based approach, the ID will translate content provided by subject-matter experts into high-quality online curriculum.  Using web authoring, graphics, and interactivity development software, the ID will create webpages and learning objects to meet a variety of learning styles. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience in the Information and/or Educational Technology field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Convert text-based content into interactive and engaging online content based on the WHRO Education Online Course (WEOC) Handbook 
  • Adhere to project timelines and due dates
  • Attend WEOC department meetings, monthly Content Development Team (CDTM) Meetings, and Project Manager (PM) meetings
  • Report to the office at least one day a week, schedule to be established with PM
  • Ensure that development criteria and instructional design standards are met and implemented
  • Read all materials created by the CDTM and ensure that content is free from spelling and grammar errors
  • Follow the technical guidelines identified by the PM and the WEOC Handbook
  • Follow copyright laws and guidelines and assist CDTM with gaining permissions through PM
  • Work with the content developers to identify where interactive activities are appropriate
  • Vary the learning object usage through creative uses of the provided software and resources
  • Create graphically appealing materials that compliment course template color schemes
  • Implement all approved revisions 
  • Assist PM with developing  the course master copy in the learning management system
  • Monitor the timeline and module development for each project
  • Maintain open communication with the PM regarding unresolved issues and ongoing progress
  • Ensure that 508 and copyright requirements are met and implemented in all projects
  • Ensure that course content aligns to and meets all standards 
  • Finalize and produce audio scripts for learning objects
  • Ensure online courses/modules meet standards of quality
  • Establish universal design for instruction throughout course (vary learning style methods)
  • 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:

  • Advanced 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.)
  • Advanced HTML and photo editing software experience
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously using prioritization and delegation
  • Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate with others
  • Ability to use correct spelling and grammar in written text
  • Demonstrated ability to follow directions
  • Attend meetings as assigned in the WHRO Norfolk or Williamsburg offices

Preferred Skills:

  • 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
  • Knowledge of eBook design
  • Knowledge of workforce readiness skills
  • Knowledge of adult education pedagogy

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. 


Reports to:   Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary
In consultation with WHRO’s management team, this position is responsible for developing and implementing community engagement strategies to impact critical issues of relevance to the communities served by the organization’s radio and Television stations.  The position has the primary responsibility for building relationships among diverse community stakeholders, designing and facilitating participatory processes and events, and managing relationships and reporting with funding agencies.

A successful candidate will have experience in the social service or community engagement sector, and a demonstrated aptitude for identifying and working collaboratively with community partners to discover, understand and address community needs and aspirations.

Additionally, candidates should be familiar with WHRO’s media and educational services; possess enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing communications and education environment; and have experience in building outcome focused partnerships in support of an institution’s overall mission.  Strong project and grant management skills are also a prerequisite.

Position Requirements
An undergraduate degree and at least 5 years prior experience in designing, coordinating, and executing community engagement and outreach activities, and demonstrated proven success in grant writing and management.

Candidates should demonstrate excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; the capacity to multi-task and oversee diverse projects simultaneously to ensure that all are delivered to high quality, on time and on budget.  The candidate must be comfortable working independently as well as in a team environment.

Qualified applicants should 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.


Reports to:  Marketing Officer

Position Summary
Reporting to the Marketing Officer, the Creative Director is responsible for conceiving and executing creative campaigns across a wide range of business activities and needs of the organization. The Creative Director acts as a resource to department heads, corporate staff and external customers of the organization in developing and acting as a member of a creative team or its lead, ensuring the timely execution of various marketing, promotional and communications projects.

The Creative Director works across broadcast, print and web media developing concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and its various lines of business. The Creative Director must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously maintaining attention to project details and deadlines while balancing the priority of projects against available resources.

Position Requirements
The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in mass communications, journalism, visual design or broadcast communications or related work experience of at least six years in broadcast or print and web production at an advertising agency, public relations firm, video or audio production environment.

The Creative Director should possess prior experience in writing and editing copy, understand the principles of layout and visual design, and have an in-depth understanding of industry practices in user experience and user interface design.

Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required along with the ability to build creative partnerships with internal and external customers. 

The ability to provide sketch level artwork or rough comps is a plus as is a strong knowledge of video editing, and the technical requirements for various print, broadcast and electronic release formats. 

The Creative Director should possess advanced computer skills and knowledge of common design and production tools and applications. 

Applicants should furnish creative portfolio, samples of copy, reel and/or graphics.


Reports to:  Marketing Officer

Position Summary
As a member of the marketing creative team, the Art Director is responsible for the design and execution of graphic material, print and electronic publications, websites, and other print and web applications. Reporting to the Marketing Officer, the Art Director develops and maintains a consistent style and signature look and feel for all visual communications of the organization.  Working collaboratively with department heads across the organization the Art Director is responsible for producing a monthly viewer guide, Dimensions, an online Annual Report, and a broad variety of sales, marketing and corporate literature.  In addition the Art Director designs and produces print advertisements, and provides support for the illustration of WHRO Education courses and e-textbooks.

Position Requirements
This position requires an undergraduate degree in art, fine arts, advertising illustration or a related field or comparable work experience of at least six years in an advertising agency, web or print production firm. Successful candidates will have a strong working knowledge and facility with Adobe Creative Suite applications including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as a common graphic applications, typography and design tools. 

Knowledge of and experience with HTML 5, CSS3, Javascript and AfterEffects are a plus.  Candidates must possess a demonstrated ability to operate in a fast paced environment handling multiple assignments.

Web design skills should include prior experience designing wireframes and mockups, as well as landing pages and web sites demonstrating a working knowledge of fundamental UI and UX design principles.

Applicants should be prepared to furnish a portfolio, Reel (DVD) or web site showing examples of their past work.


Reports to:  Online Media Officer

Position Summary
WHRO Public Media is expanding its Online Media department by adding a Web Developer to the team. The ideal candidate will have 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.

Position Requirements
3+ years of software development experience, minimum of 1 year in PHP environment.
5+ years of related professional experience.

  • Demonstrable mastery of both object-oriented and procedural PHP.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the standard open source technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX , Git, Linux.
  • 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.


  • Understanding of open source projects like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, 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)
  • Systems administration-level knowledge of HTTP/Apache, DNS/BIND, SSH, MySQL, Caching Technologies, PHP
  • Experience with cloud based and virtual servers and applications.


Reports To:  SkillsOnline Managing Director

Position Summary
The SkillsOnline Learning Management Systems Administrator will promote the use of distance education technologies by providing educational services to individuals, educators, government entities, non-profits and business and industry enterprises.  This position assists the Managing Director in the organization, implementation and evaluation of effective online education programs and services, and oversees relevant to SkillsOnline, WHRO’s workforce development initiative.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in related field, or minimum of 5 years’ related experience in an online or technical field.
  • Knowledge of or prior experience working with Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Taleo Learn, D2L).
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of online media, learning management systems, and/or a K-12 or adult education environment.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive presentation skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees, vendors and outside agencies.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to constant change and fast-paced environment.


Reports To:  Director of Broadcast & Digital Media

Position Summary
The Fundraising Producer is responsible for producing the audio content for all of the on-air fundraising efforts on WHRV 89.5 & WHRO 90.3 FM. This includes planning and managing a minimum of three pledge drives per year, recruiting and recording testimonials and conducting planning meetings with content and development staff leading up to each pledge drive. Producer will occasionally back up television producer during our TV fundraisers. 

Duties will include suggesting, identifying and implementing themes, premiums and goals, and creating talking points and direction for talent.  Responsible for organizing messaging for the hosts and producers, including scheduling talent.  

Must demonstrate an ability to passionately articulate the case for supporting public radio.  Must possess coaching skills in directing hosts in pre-produced and live settings, and knowledge of broadcast operations, editing software (ProTools and Cool Edit Pro a plus) and field recording technologies.  Requires national quality writing, interviewing and audio editing abilities. Excellent time-management, prioritizing and scheduling skills. Non-standard working hours are guaranteed. 

Position Requirements
Two year degree in associated field or equivalent in training and experience in the industry; or four years’ experience in a related field.  Ability to work well with people and maintain professional demeanor under pressure. Occasional irregular and/or long hours dependent upon workload. Must demonstrate an ability to passionately articulate the case for supporting public radio. Must possess coaching/directing skills in directing hosts in pre-produced and live settings. Knowledge of broadcast operations. Audio software knowledge (Cool Edit a plus). Requires quality writing, interviewing and audio editing abilities. Outgoing personality. Excellent time-management, prioritizing and scheduling skills and ability to work well with staff and other departments of the corporation. Ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment and manage multiple, simultaneous projects. Ability to work independently. 

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