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WHAV Open Positions

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.


Development/Media Representative

The only Haverhill-based news source, 97.9 WHAV FM, is growing its new, fun and rewarding sales and development department and seeks a full-time Media Representative.

The successful candidate will consult with prospects and clients, helping them to meet their business goals while supporting WHAV, the only Haverhill-based news source.

  • Generous, above-average and uncapped commissions
  • Qualified leads provided
  • Training (initial and ongoing)
  • Opportunities for advancement

You must have superior drive, self-discipline, excellent writing skills, great interpersonal communications skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office and reliable transportation. If you’re good and want a place to grow and advance, upload introductory letter and resume using the form above.

WHAV is an equal opportunity employer.


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.