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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

 

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The COO will be responsible for providing executive level management of Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association (HRETA), the license holder of the public broadcasting stations providing programs and services to the Hampton Roads community in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.  Provide advice and counsel to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in overall management and strategic direction of the organization in addition to oversight of various special projects. This position is responsible for the operational management of the organization, working with a senior management team and department heads to:  execute an annual plan of work in support of the organization’s strategic objectives; conceive and develop new business opportunities; analyze current lines of business to optimize their financial and social return to the organization and community; mentor and lead senior staff and key managers; manage an operational and capital budget; oversee compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of the FCC and Corporation for Public Broadcasting; inspire the highest qualities of customer service and performance; and ensure a collegial and collaborative inter-departmental working environment.

Position requires at a minimum an undergraduate degree in business, social sciences, or mass communications from an accredited 4 year institution, and at least 7-10 years of progressive responsibility as a senior or operating manager of a non-profit, media, technology or service-based organization. Candidates possessing an advanced degree such as an MBA, and/or prior experience in finance, management consulting or marketing are especially desirable; as are those with prior experience in public, commercial or digital media, radio or television broadcasting or other technology centered businesses.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to operate in an entrepreneurial and agile environment, possess an analytical orientation and knowledge of sound fiscal and business practices.  Other desirable skills and experience include:  a knowledge of non-profit fundraising practices; prior experience in media production or post-production, journalism or digital content. 

A successful candidate will possess outstanding written communications skills and thought leadership.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 26, 2016. Applications must include; 1) a narrative letter describing how training and experience relate directly to the outlined job responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a detailed professional resume.  The position is available May 2016 and qualified applicants should apply to:  Sherby Wilks, Human Resources Officer, WHRO, 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


PHP DEVELOPER

Summary:
WHRO Public Media is expanding its Online Media department by adding a PHP Developer to the team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year 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. We applaud innovation and results, and embrace hard work.

Job Duties:

  • Engage in multiple, ongoing system implementations using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, as well as CSS/JS/HTML skills
  • Work closely with senior developers to deliver customized solutions
  • Assist the team with scenario testing and bug fixing
  • Manage Git repositories and methodologies
  • Create, test, and maintain shell scripts for process automation
  • Document, maintain and contribute to project stories in project management system

 Skills and Requirements:

  • 1 year or more of PHP coding experience
  • Working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, JQuery
  • Proficiency in HTML/CSS is required
  • Able to understand and debug communication with RESTful APIs
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent technical, analytical, debugging and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently but also able to communicate cross-functionally to seek out information when required.

 Nice to have:

  • Experience in Ubuntu administration, MySQL tuning
  • Experience with open source content and learning management systems such as Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Moodle, etc
  • Bachelor degree in computer science, or an analytical discipline, or equivalent


Experience Guidelines:

  • 1+ years of software development experience in PHP environment.
  • 2+ 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:

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

WHRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer