Volunteers

Fun and Exciting Volunteer and Educational Opportunities

new studios

WHAV’s modern studios in the Ward Hill area of Haverhill.

Thank you for your interest in WHAV! Whether you have just an hour to spare, a day or more, now you can enjoy the fast-paced, exciting and important world of public media. You have the option of learning the latest broadcasting tools or just making sure residents receive the information they need.

WHAV is public media, and the only Haverhill-based news source. The non-profit, listener-supported radio station uses modern multimedia techniques to reach citizens from all walks of life. These include radio, television, the Web and smartphones. Use the form at the bottom of the page to express your interest.

Assistant Editor

Put your experience to use or learn something new and build your resume.

Contribute to the community, while volunteering at WHAV’s studios or from your home—whatever works best for you. Flexible hours.

Gather, edit and rewrite any combination of community calendar items, sports schedules, obituaries, business and other news stories that interest you. You will format and edit content for clarity, style and compliance with WHAV’s high ethical standards for use on air at 97.9 FM or online at WHAV.net.

News Correspondent

The Edwin V. Johnson Newsroom seeks dependable, self-starting and creative journalists to contribute to local daily news content. Aspiring reporters will attend press events, record sound in the field, monitor and rewrite wire service copy, upload stories to WHAV’s website and write stories for on air use. As you gain confidence with broadcast writing, sound equipment and digital editing, your role may expand to voicing and editing short spot pieces. A strong grasp of English spelling and grammar is essential, in addition to knowledge of AP Style (either broadcast or print).

Day Staffing

Volunteers work in various departments around the station during the work week. Your involvement may include serving as front desk receptionist, office assistant, filing, answering telephones, word processing, mailings, conducting research, participating in social media and possibly other responsibilities depending on the talents you bring to WHAV or wish to learn.

Ambassador/Street Team

Ambassadors and Street Team members have fun while attracting and cultivating new audiences for WHAV. You’ll attend festivals, chamber of commerce mixers, concerts and other public events. Your involvement includes distributing literature, answering questions, handing out bumper stickers, asking people about their community concerns, encourage people to join WHAV’s social media sites and “talking up” WHAV programs and membership.

Membership Campaign/Pledge Drive

WHAV’s membership campaigns bring you together with producers, hosts, engineers, support staff and other fans of public radio. Your involvement may include answering telephones, data entry, passing out great food or supervising a shift. Most membership campaign shifts last between two to four hours.

Program/Production Assistant

Get involved with the excitement of live radio and television programs. Your involvement may include conducting research, preparing the studio, assisting with clerical duties, answering telephones, operating a video camera, editing, recording or producing a show. The ideal candidate will have a passion for writing and research and possess strong communication skills, a willingness to learn new skills and ability to take direction.

Internships

The WHAV Radio Internship Program is designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to students interested in pursuing careers in broadcasting, journalism and related fields. The program is year-round and may be adapted to students on both semester and quarter systems. Internships are generally limited to one semester/quarter, but may be extended to two with supervisor and school approval. The internship is unpaid.

Hours: Most schedules are flexible, and efforts are made to accommodate school schedules.

Eligibility: The student must be receiving course credit for the internship. Students are required to provide “proof of credit” for the internship from their college or university.

Selection/Placement: The student should submit a resume with a cover letter to WHAV. The cover letter should also indicate dates and times of availability.

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