Annual Diversity Report – July 2017

 

Illinois Public Media (IPM), which includes WILL-TV, shall complete an annual report of the organization’s hiring goals, guidelines, employment statistics and actions undertaken to satisfy the IPM Diversity Eligibility Policy and post the report on the WILL website or make the report available for public inspection upon request.

The IPM Diversity Eligibility Policy was revised and reviewed by the IPM Community Advisory Committee (CAC) at their meeting on September 12, 2017, and no further revisions were made in FY17. The Annual Diversity Report for September 2017 will be reviewed by the CAC at their quarterly meeting on September 12, 2017.

 

IPM Diversity Practices and Initiatives to meet Diversity Goals

  1. Recruit and retain a diverse workforce and provide equal opportunity in employment.

     

    Three searches to fill full-time vacancies for an Assistant Director Educational Outreach & Professional Development (10/03/16), Multi-Media Producer (02/16/17), Major Gifts Director (03/16/17), took place during IPM’s FCC-EEO reporting period of 8/1/2016 through 07/31/2017, following the equal employment guidelines of the FCC. Diverse recruitment sources were utilized in an effort to attract qualified candidates from underrepresented groups. The search guidelines of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access (ODEA) were followed to maintain a fair and open hiring process. These guidelines are available online at http://diversity.illinois.edu.

     

  2. Diversity training for management and staff.

     

    IPM supervisors and managers are encouraged to attend workshops in diversity awareness offered by the University of Illinois during the academic year. Additional diversity awareness training is provided to search committee members at the beginning of a search process for each hire to ensure the fair, unbiased evaluation of candidates and to improve recruiting efforts for qualified, diverse candidates.

     

  3. Diversity in Illinois Public Media internship and work-study student opportunities.

     

    Three minority work-study students were hired from the University of Illinois to work on the WILL-TV Production crew this year. These students are given the opportunity to learn and improve technical skills in camera operation, floor direction, teleprompter operation, and call-in phone coverage for live studio productions.

     

    Additionally, two or three 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.

     

    Four interns worked in the WILL radio News and Public Affairs department during this reporting period and received course credit from the University of Illinois. These media research, news reporter and public affairs program producer interns received mentoring and training from the IPM news and public affairs staff and News Director.

     

    Of the Twelve interns and work-study students in FY2017, six were female and three were from racial or ethnic minority groups.

     

  4. Illinois Public Media diversity statistics for FY2017.

 

Male

Female

White

Non-white

Illinois Public Media (IPM) Staff

 

 

 

 

35 permanent employees

54%

46%

95%

5%

35 temporary hourly employees (including students)

 

57%

 

43%

 

91%

 

9%

 

 

 

 

 

IPM Community Advisory Committee

(CAC)

 

 

 

 

19 members

50%

50%

80%

20%

 

 

 

 

 

University of Illinois Board of Trustees (IPM Governing Board)

 

 

 

 

13 members

77%

23%

77%

23%

 

The diversity statistics for IPM staff and for CAC members have not appreciably improved since FY2017. One member left, and the vacancy was filled. IPM will continue to make efforts to recruit and interview qualified diverse candidates for these hires. In nominating and selecting members of the Community Advisory Committee, IPM management strives to identify individuals who will represent all the culturally and racially diverse communities that we serve, including rural areas, small and mid-size towns, and the University of Illinois.

 

Reviewed and approved: Date:

 

Moss Bresnahan, Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Public Media

ATTACHMENT A – IPM Annual FCC-EEO Report for 8/1/16 – 7/31/17

 

Illinois Public Media

WILL-AM, WILL-FM, WILL-TV

ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT for August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

 

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, 2016 to and including July 31, 2017 (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. Three full-time vacancies filled during this reporting period. For full contact information for all recruitment sources, see alphabetical list following job listings.

 

Job#1 Title: Assistant Director Educational Outreach and Professional Development

Date Filled: October 3, 2016 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:

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

1

Bloomington Pantagraph

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

 

Chicago Sun Times

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

Chicago Tribune

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

CPB job line

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

CURRENT

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

Harold and Review

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

National Association for Bilingual Education 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

Peoria Star Journal

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

PBS (Public Broadcasting Station)

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

 

Word of mouth

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

 

Job #2 Title: Multi Media Producer Date Filled: February 16, 2017 Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

 

AbilityLinks.com

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:

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

CPB Job line

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

NAAJ (National Association of Asian Journalist) 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

PBS (Public Broadcasting Station)

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:

 

1

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:

1

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

 

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

Word of mouth

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

Job #3 Title: Major Gifts Director

Date Filled: March 16, 2017 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: 2

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

 

College of Media Website

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

 

CPB Job line

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:

 

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

HigherEdJobs.com

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:

 

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

 

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

 

AbilityLinks.org Ken Skord

Ability Links 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

 

Chicago Sun Times

350 N. Orleans St., 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60654

312-321-3000

Jim Kirk, Publisher/Editor in chief Chicago Tribune

435 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

312 222-3232