ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT for August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080©(6) of the

FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Illinois Public Media Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WILL-AM, WILL-FM and WILL-TV in Urbana, IL. This report is required to be placed in the public inspection files of this station, and posted on our website.  The information in this Report covers the time period beginning August 1, 2014 to and including July 31, 2015 (the “Applicable Period”).

The FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information:

1. A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable period.

2. For each vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080 ©(1)(ii) of the new EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number.

3. The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period.

4. Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during the Applicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies.

5. A list and brief description of the supplemental (non-vacancy specific) recruitment initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080©(2) of the FCC rules.

Section 1. Six full-time vacancies were filled during this reporting period.  For full contact information for all recruitment sources, see alphabetical list following job listings.

Job#1 Title:     Education Outreach Coordinator
Date Filled:     August 16, 2014
Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

AbilityLinks.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

ACJOB Listserv for University of Illinois Academic Professionals
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

CPB jobline
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Craigslist.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Current Newspaper and current.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

HigherEdJobs.com
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

NASBE (National Alliance of Black School Educators)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

News Gazette
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

PBS Connect
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

University of Illinois Human Resources Job Board
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    1

WILL/Illinois Public Media internal job posting
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media website jobs page
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Word of mouth
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Job #2 Title:    Illinois Public Media CEO
Date Filled:     September 2, 2014
Recruitment sources used for this vacancy: 

ACJOB Listserv for University of Illinois Academic Professionals
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Current Newspaper and current.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

NETA Consulting
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    1

University of Illinois Human Resources Job Board
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media website jobs page
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Job #3 Title:    Digital Media Production Manager
Date Filled:     December 16, 2014
Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

AbilityLinks.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

ACJOB Listserv for University of Illinois Academic Professionals
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

CareerBuilder
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

CPB Jobline
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Current Newspaper and current.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

HigherEdJobs.com
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Hire Heroes USA
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

News Gazette
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

University of Illinois Human Resources Job Board
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media internal job posting
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    1

WILL/Illinois Public Media website jobs page
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Job #4 Title:    Producer
Date Filled:     January 26, 2015
Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

AbilityLinks.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

ACJOB Listserv for University of Illinois Academic Professionals
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Association for Women in Communications (Springfield, IL chapter)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

CPB Jobline
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    1

Current Newspaper and current.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

HigherEdJobs.com
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

JournalismJobs.com
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

JournalismNext.com
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

News Gazette
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

University of Illinois Human Resources Job Board
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media internal job posting
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media website jobs page
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Job #5 Title:    TV Traffic & Continuity Supervisor
Date Filled:     April 27, 2015
Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

CPB Jobline
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Hire Heroes USA
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

News Gazette
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Staff Human Resources, University of Illinois
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     3
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    1

University of Illinois Human Resources Job Board
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media internal job posting
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media website jobs page
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Job #6 Title:    Morning Edition Host/Reporter
Date Filled:     June 1, 2015
Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

AbilityLinks.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

ACJOB Listserv for University of Illinois Academic Professionals
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

CPB Jobline
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

Current Newspaper and current.org
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

HigherEdJobs.com
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

JournalismNext.com
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

News Gazette
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association)
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

University of Illinois Human Resources Job Board
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media internal job posting
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     0
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/IPM Staff Referral
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    0

WILL/Illinois Public Media website jobs page
Number of persons interviewed from this source:     1
Number of persons hired from this referral source:    1

Section 2. Full contact information for all recruitment sources used for above vacancies follows in alphabetical order.

AbilityLinks.org

Ken Skord

AbilityLinks Program

26W171 Roosevelt Road

Wheaton, IL  60187

630-909-7440

 

ACJOB Listserv for University of Illinois Academic Professionals

ACJOB-L@LISTSERV.illinois.edu

University of Illinois Human Resources

807 S. Wright St.

Champaign, IL  61820

217-244-7854

 

Association for Women in Communications

AWC National Headquarters

3337 Duke St.

Alexandria, VA  22314

703-370-7436

Springfield Chapter: jobschair@awcspringfield.org

 

CareerBuilder online job postings

Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications

UofIteam@shaker.com

 

CPB Jobline

www.cpb.org/jobline

401 Ninth Street NW

Washington, DC  20004-2129

(202)879-9600

 

craigslist.org

free job listing for local Champaign-Urbana area

 

Current Newspaper and Online

Emily Lowrey, Advertising Director

6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 350

Takoma Park, MD, 20912 

301-270-7240

www.current.org

 

HigherEdJobs.com online service with Affirmative Action email listing

Internet Employment Linkage, Inc.

708-848-4351 Ext. 201

billing@higheredjobs.com

 

Hire Heroes USA

100 North Point Center East, Suite 200

Alpharetta, GA 30022

1-866-915-4376

 

JournalismJobs.com

Berkeley, CA

510-653-1521

 

JournalismNext.com

Jobs and Community for Journalists of Color

Eric Wee, President

(703)629-0178

 

NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education)

8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700

Silver Spring, MD  20910

(240)450-3700; fax: (240)450-3799

Santiago V. Wood, Natl Exec Dir

 

NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists)

1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100

College Park, MD 20742

(301) 405-0248

 

NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists)

Kevin Olivas

1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, 10th Floor

Washington, DC  20036

202-662-7145

 

NASBE (National Alliance of Black School Educators)

Bernard Hamilton

310 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20003

202-608-6310, fax: 202-608-6319

info@nabse.org

 

News Gazette

Jorja Johnson

15 E. Main St.

Champaign, IL  61820

217-351-5329

 

NETA Consulting

Skip Hinton, managing director

PO Box 50008

Columbia, SC  29250

803-978-1581

skip@netaonline.org

 

PBS Connect (PBS system online service to stations)

https://secure.connect.pbs.org/

PBS

2100 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA  22202

 

PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc)

Christine Paige Diers, Business Manager

P. O. Box 838

Sturgis, SD 57785

605-490-3033

 

RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association)

Mike Cavender, Executive Director

National Press Building

529 14th Street, NW, Suite 425

Washington, DC  20045

(202) 659-6510

 

Staff Human Resources, University of Illinois

Alicia Lowery, Deputy Director

Personnel Services Building

52 East Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL  61820

(217) 333-3101

 

University of Illinois Human Resources Job Board

http://jobs.illinois.edu

University of Illinois Human Resources

807 S. Wright St.

Champaign, IL  61820

217-244-7854

 

WILL/Illinois Public Media – internal posting

Dee Breeding, Human Resource Specialist

300 N. Goodwin Avenue

Urbana, IL  61801

217-333-7300

 

WILL/IPM Staff Referral

Dee Breeding, Human Resources Specialist

300 N Goodwin Ave

Urbana, IL  61801

217-333-7300

 

WILL/Illinois Public Media – website jobs page

www.will.illinois.edu/jobs

Jack Brighton, Director of New Media

300 N. Goodwin Avenue

Urbana, IL  61801

217-333-7300

 

Section 3. No organizations asked to be notified of vacancies.

Section 4. Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Outreach/Recruitment Activities Undertaken by WILL/Illinois Public Media during reporting period 8/1/14-7/31/15.

Participation in events relating to career opportunities sponsored by educational institutions.

April-May 2015     WILL partnered with the Champaign Unit 4 School District again this year to provide an educational opportunity for all fourth grade classrooms in the District.  Over 700 students were given a tour of the radio studios, participated in mock interviews in the television studio, and learned about the history of WILL and how Illinois Public Media (and PBS Learning Media) use primary source documents in content creation.  Through this program, students were given an early introduction to possible career opportunities in media and broadcasting.

September 2014 – May 2015  Illinois Public Media continues to help students and teachers at Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety Magnet School in Champaign to create, maintain and staff their 21st Century Digital Media Center.   The elementary school is located in an underserved low-income neighborhood.  The Center allows students to run their own video production studio, anchor newscasts, write and videotape stories, edit video and publish content on their website, strattonsociety.org. Stratton’s 21st Century Digital Media Center is part of their microsociety and is one of 23 businesses, services, centers, organizations or non-profit agencies run by students during the school day.  WILL staff created the curriculum for the Center, aligning it with state standards for technology competencies for 3rd through 5th grade students.   WILL received a grant from Unit 4 Schools to support the Stratton Digital Media Center for the 2012-2015 school years with a goal of teaching the students and teachers to run the Media Center on their own. 

On April 10, 2015, nine students from the 21st Century Digital Media Center and their teachers were given a tour of the WILL radio and TV studios and the education outreach office.

Participation in other activities designed by the station to develop employment opportunities in broadcasting.

On an on-going basis, the WILL Stations work with teachers at University Laboratory High School in Urbana, Illinois to develop an oral history curriculum to train students in the basics of audio production and journalism.  Each year, the students produce a documentary that is broadcast on WILL Radio and WILL online. Their current project is on the topic of The Right to Marry, resulting in interviews and blog posts during this reporting period, with a radio documentary to be broadcast in the fall of 2015. Several students have chosen to major in journalism at the college level as a result of this experience. http://will.illinois.edu/illinoisyouthmedia/righttomarry

Participation in job fairs by personnel who have responsibility in the making of hiring decisions.

On September 4, 2014, Illinois Public Media participated in the student welcome for incoming College of Media students.  The WILL station manager, the human resources officer and the video producer/director distributed information about student internship and student job opportunities in broadcasting.

On October 13, 2014, Illinois Public Media hosted the Fall Open House for prospective students of the College of Media at the University of Illinois. Several key IPM staff members, including the video producer/director, the member services director and the marketing/social media director, were on hand to meet prospective college students and their families.  This event gave us an opportunity to give high school students a demonstration of broadcasting studio operations and discuss potential careers in broadcasting.

The WILL Station Manager, Bob Culkeen, and the Human Resources Officer, Dee Breeding, participated in the University of Illinois All-Campus Career Fair on March 18, 2015 on behalf of Illinois Public Media.  IPM manned a recruitment booth at the Career Fair, which was open to U of I students and graduates from all degree levels and fields of study.  Bob and Dee met with over 50 attendees, many of whom were minority students, collecting resumes and distributing information about potential careers in broadcasting and existing internship and trainee opportunities at IPM. 

 

Training opportunities for station personnel.

Station WILL-TV hires minority trainees, with little or no experience in television production, and teaches them the rudiments of camera operation and studio production.  The young people involved in this program are provided with skills that can qualify them for higher level, full-time positions in broadcasting.  Five minority trainees were employed during this reporting period. 

Work-study students from the University of Illinois are hired annually and trained to handle customer service and provide staff support for various departments at the stations.  Through this work, students learn a great deal about different aspects of the broadcasting operation, including radio and television programming, development/fundraising activities, marketing, production, and an overview of the technical areas covered by broadcast engineering and operations.  Students are encouraged to participate in station activities and to learn about careers through direct interaction with various broadcast professionals.  Two minority students were hired and trained in this position during this reporting period.

 

Internship opportunities designed to develop skills needed for broadcast employment. 

WILL/IPM initiated the Donald P. Mullally Internship in public media during this reporting period.  Two paid Mullally interns from the College of Media at the University of Illinois worked in the WILL radio News and Public Affairs department, receiving mentoring and training from the IPM news and public affairs staff and News Director.  They learned to pitch, write and produce news stories and features which aired on WILL radio and online at will.illinois.edu.  A third University of Illinois student was a news and social media intern during the fall 2014 semester, working with the news director, news staff and marketing director to develop stories for the web and social media distribution.