Annual Diversity Report – July 2018

 

Illinois Public Media (IPM) 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 Annual Diversity Report and eligibility policy for September 2018 was, revised and reviewed by the IPM Community Advisory Committee (CAC) at their meeting on September 11, 2018, and no further revisions were made in FY18.

IPM Diversity Practices and Initiatives to meet Diversity Goals

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

Ten searches to fill full-time vacancies for an News Reporter (9/29/17), Assistant Chief Broadcasting Engineer (10/30/17), Assistant Corporate Support Director (10/30/17), Business Finance Coordinator (11/17/17), Education Reporter (12/04/17), Visiting Senior Engagement Strategist (01/16/18), Producer Director (01/22/18), Visiting Digital News Producer (05/23/18), Art Director (06/16/18), Senior Producer Director (07/2/18), 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.

  1. Diversity training for management and staff.

IPM supervisors and managers are encouraged to attend diversity awareness workshops 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.

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

Two 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.

Six interns worked in the WILL Radio News and Public Affairs departments 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 twenty-four interns and work-study students in FY2018, nine were female and four were from racial or ethnic minority groups.

  1. Illinois Public Media diversity statistics for FY2018.

 

Male

Female

White

Non-white

Illinois Public Media (IPM) Staff

 

 

 

 

38 permanent employees

44%

56%

79%

21%

35 temporary hourly employees (including students)

 

53%

 

47%

 

89%

 

11%

 

 

 

 

 

IPM Community Advisory Committee

(CAC)

 

 

 

 

20 members

50%

50%

75%

25%

 

 

 

 

 

University of Illinois Board of Trustees (IPM Governing Board)

 

 

 

 

13 members

85%

15%

62%

38%

The diversity statistics for IPM staff and CAC members have not appreciably improved since FY2018. Four CAC members finished serving their terms, and the vacancies were filled for the coming year. 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

Illinois Public Media

WILL-AM, WILL-FM, WILL-TV

ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT for August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018

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, 2017 to and including July 31, 2018 (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. Ten 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:   News Reporter

Date Filled:     September 29, 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:

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

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

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/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:

1

Job #2 Title: Assistant Chief Broadcasting Engineer

Date Filled:     October 30, 2017 Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

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:

0

WILL/IPM Staff Referral

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: 1

 

Job #3 Title: Assistant Corporate Support Director

Date Filled:     October 30, 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:

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

College of Media Website

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

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

News Gazette

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

Word of mouth

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

Job #4 Title: Business Finance Coordinator Date Filled:                        November 27, 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

HigherEdJobs.com

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

Word of mouth

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

Job #5 Title: Education Reporter

Date Filled:     December 4, 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:                        0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

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:

 

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:

1

Job #6 Title: Visiting Senior Engagement Strategist

Date Filled:     January 16, 2018 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

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:

 

0

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

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

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 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:

1

Job #7 Title: Producer Director

Date Filled:     January 22, 2018 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

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:

 

2

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:

 

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

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

PBS (Public Broadcasting Station)

 

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

 

Job #8 Title: Visiting Digital News Producer

Date Filled: May 23, 2018

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

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:

 

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

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

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:

 

2

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

1

Job #9 Title: Art Director

Date Filled:     June 16, 2018

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

 

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:     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 interviewed from this source:

0

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

0

 

News Gazette

 

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:

0

Word of mouth

Number of persons interviewed from this source:

 

1

Number of persons hired from this referral source:

1

Job #10 Title: Senior Producer Director

Date Filled:     July 2, 2018

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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:

 

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

 

JournalismNext.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: