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WHAV Open Positions

Newsroom Interns

WHAV has openings for newsroom interns. Interns immediately gain hands-on experience reporting, aggregating, writing and editing news stories and conclude with demonstrable skills in multimedia news environments.

Students will:

  • Work as general assignment reporters
  • Receive assignments, write and file for air and web
  • Record and edit sound and shoot photographs
  • Provide research assistance and transcribe audio
  • Learn how to adapt on-air copy for online and vice versa
  • Time newscasts
  • Hone news judgment
  • Learn AP Style
  • Work in a deadline-driven environment and learn to operate under pressure

In addition, students may cover live events/conduct remotes, record actualities in the field, produce talk shows, voice community calendar announcements and more.

Required Qualifications

  • Currently attending an accredited college and receiving course credit
  • Studying journalism, broadcasting and/or communications
  • Reliable transportation
  • Provide written confirmation you are receiving course credit and how many hours your institution requires for the semester (Internships are unpaid.)

Submit a resume, outlining computer and language skills and any specific, relevant broadcasting or media experience; brief cover letter describing your interests, communications-related courses you have taken and career goals; and a writing sample and/or links, if appropriate, to media or digital work.


Account Executive—Reinvented for the Modern Workplace

WHAV, the only Haverhill-based news source, is reinventing and elevating the role of account executive.

If you’re passionate about serving the community and believe in local media and an informed society, this full-time job is for you. The successful candidate will earn guaranteed income during the training and ramp-up period with a non-recoverable weekly draw against commission and unlimited earning potential thereafter. With no caps on commissions of up to 25%, the amount of income you earn is entirely within your control.

Enjoy an executive lifestyle in a modern, clean and friendly workplace with ever-evolving perks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reach out to a combination of company-supplied leads and your own prospects
  • Conduct thorough customer “Needs Analyses”
  • Develop and present “Solutions Presentations”
  • Negotiate and close appropriate marketing solutions (on-air, online and non-traditional)
  • Write error-free, creative and effective announcements and online web copy
  • Maintain regular schedules during normal business hours
  • Following all station procedures, enter and maintain customer orders and database records
  • Renew existing accounts prior to expiration
  • Assist in ensuring on-time payments
  • Create new relationships with local and regional businesses, particularly through in-person visits and cold calling

Expectations and Qualifications

  • Great soft skills (positive attitude, strong work ethic, time management, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with supervision
  • Complete tasks in an orderly, methodical and company-approved fashion
  • Outgoing and fearless without being “pushy”
  • Committed to ensuring client satisfaction
  • Meet and overachieve income goals
  • Deadline and results oriented
  • Keep promises
  • Meet performance benchmarks

Required

  • Previous sales experience, preferably in media, with demonstrated history of success and proven ability to grow revenue
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Basic understanding of PC computers
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Active on social media
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • An acceptable motor vehicle and willingness to travel locally
  • Professional appearance

If you’re good and want a place to grow and advance, upload introductory letter and resume using the form above.

Public Media of New England Inc. d/b/a WHAV promotes equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran. WHAV is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment during all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Receptionist/Office Assistant (Volunteer)

Nonprofit 97.9 WHAV FM—the only Haverhill-based news source—seeks a volunteer receptionist/office assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for giving guests a great first impression of WHAV—whether in person, by telephone, through social media or written correspondence.

Tailored as much as possible to your interests, abilities and availability, tasks may include front desk greetings, answering telephones, responding to emails and social media requests, mailing membership packages or contest winnings, keeping the general’s manager’s calendar, tracking and ordering supplies and possibly other responsibilities depending on the talents you bring to WHAV.

If you’ve always wondered about the inside of a fast-paced news or broadcasting operation, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Excellent for active retirees or those looking for rewarding use of school hours. Volunteers become full WHAV members and receive priority ranking when suitable paid positions become available. Previous volunteers have gone on to become employees.

Attention to detail; excellent organizational, written and verbal skills; self-starting personality; experience with Microsoft Office; and reliable transportation required.

To be considered, submit introductory letter about your interests and resume/skills list using the form above. Interested, but not sure you meet all requirements? Just ask in your introductory letter.


Public Affairs Writer/Editor (Volunteer)

Nonprofit 97.9 WHAV FM—the only Haverhill-based news source—seeks a volunteer public affairs writer/editor. The successful candidate will be responsible for soliciting, compiling and rewriting, as necessary, news of civic, cultural and charitable events for WHAV’s “Community Spotlight.”

You’ll help dozens of worthy nonprofits reach the giving public. Your written stories will appear on-air and online. If you’ve always wondered about the inside of a fast-paced news or broadcasting operation, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Flexible hours and excellent for those looking for rewarding use of school hours. Volunteers become full WHAV members and receive priority ranking when suitable paid positions become available. Previous volunteers have gone on to become employees.

Attention to detail; excellent organizational, written and verbal skills; self-starting personality; experience with Microsoft Office; and reliable transportation required. Knowledge of Associated Press style, WordPress and Adobe Photoshop helpful, but training and guides will be available.

To be considered, submit introductory letter about your interests and resume/skills list using the form above. Interested, but not sure you meet all requirements? Just ask in your introductory letter.


Night News Correspondent (Stringer)

Public radio 97.9 WHAV FM, the only Haverhill-based news source, seeks part-time or freelance general assignment reporters to cover local night meetings and take on other assignments, as needed.

Position requires exceptional news judgement; natural curiosity; ability to quickly write and edit for all platforms, use technology to produce photographs and audio to accompany articles; excellent English spelling and grammar; thorough knowledge of AP Style; solid PC skills; tenacity and assertiveness while maintaining strong community relations skills; strong ethics; a professional appearance; and valid driver’s license and good driving record.

This is a unique opportunity to build a strong resume, grow with an entrepreneurial news operation and work in state-of-the-art facilities.

WHAV is an equal opportunity employer.To be considered, upload introductory letter, resume and multiple news writing samples (URLs accepted) using the form above. Interested, but not sure you meet all requirements? Just ask in your introductory letter.