Annual Diversity Report – July 2020

 

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 2020 was, reviewed by the IPM Community Advisory Committee (CAC) at their meeting on September 9, 2020, and no further revisions were made in FY20.

IPM Diversity Practices and Initiatives to meet Diversity Goals

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

Seven searches to fill full-time vacancies for Director of News & Public Affairs (10/16/19), Stewardship & Membership Manager (10/21/19), Agriculture Reporter (12/2/19), Account Technician II (2/9/20), Host/Producer (3/30/20), Visiting Multimedia Environmental Journalist (4/16/20), Multimedia Producer (6/1/20), 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.

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. IPM had three additional mandatory diversity trainings this year 8/5/20, 8/19/20, and 9/2/20.

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

One minority undergraduate University of Illinois student was hired 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 work-study students from the University of Illinois were hired 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. One work-study student was a minority.

IPM hired seven student interns to work on media projects and learn the field hands-on in many areas of our unit, such as marketing, TV, Radio, Engagement and more. Four of the seven internship positions were filled by minority students.

IPM hired (10) new students. One student trainee, two federal work-study, seven internships, and six out of the ten students were minorities, for the reporting period of 8/1/19-7/31/20.

Illinois Public Media diversity statistics for FY2020.

 

Male

Female

White

Non-white

Illinois Public Media (IPM) Staff

 

 

 

 

39 permanent employees

47%

53%

87%

13%

30 temporary hourly employees (including students)

53%

47%

50%

50%

 

 

 

 

 

IPM Community Advisory (CA)

 

 

 

 

19 members

42%

58%

79%

21%

 

 

 

 

 

University of Illinois Board of Trustees (IPM Governing Board)

 

 

 

 

13 members

69%

31%

62%

38%

The diversity statistics for IPM staff decreased. We had a decrease in diversity on our Community Advisory (CA) Committee. Four members dropped before serving their full terms. Three CA members finished serving their terms, and six new members joined for the coming year, with one current vacancy. IPM will continue to make efforts to recruit and interview qualified diverse candidates for these hires.  Our current training on Diversity and Inclusion will have a positive impact on our efforts with our hiring strategies and programming. 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, 2019 – July 31, 2020

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, 2019 to and including July 31, 2020 (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. Seven full-time vacancies filled during this reporting period.  For full contact information for all recruitment sources, see alphabetical list following job listings.

Director News and Public Affairs

Date Filled: October 16, 2019

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

 

AAJA (Asian American Journalist Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Corporate Public Broadcasting (CPB Job line)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Current Online

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Facebook – Brian Moline

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

 

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

 

NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association)

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

 

(PMJA) Public Media Journalist Association (Formally PRINDI)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

University of Illinois Job Board

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

WILL/Illinois Public Media Web Site Page

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Word of mouth / Email listserv

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Job #2 Title: Stewardship Member Manager

Date Filled: October 21, 2019

Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

 

News Gazette

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

University of Illinois Job Board

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 / Email listserv

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

 

Job #3 Title: Agriculture Reporter

Date Filled: December 2, 2019

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

 

AAJA (Asian American Journalist Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Corporate Public Broadcasting (CPB Job line)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Current Online

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

 

NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

PRINDI (Now - Public Media Journalist Association)

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 / Email listserv

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

 

Job #4 Title: Account Technician II

Date Filled: February 9, 2020

Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

 

University of Illinois Job Board

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 3

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

 

Word of mouth / Email listserv

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Job #5 Title: Host Producer

Date Filled: March 30, 2020

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

 

AAJA (Asian American Journalist Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

 

Corporate Public Broadcast (CPB Job line)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Current Online

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

 

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

 

NLGJA (National Association of LGBTQ 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

 

University of Illinois 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: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Word of mouth / Email listserv

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 2

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

 

Job #6 Title: Visiting Multimedia Environmental Journalist

Date Filled: April 16, 2020

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

 

AAJA (Asian American Journalist Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

ADWEEK

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Corporate Public Broadcast (CPB Job line)

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

 

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

 

NLGJA (National Association of LGBTQ 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

 

NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

NYC Public Radio Listserv (Dana Cronin)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

(PMJA) Public Media Journalist Association (Formally PRINDI)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

Society of Environmental Journalists

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

TV News Check

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

University of Illinois 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 / Email Listserv

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Job #7 Title: Multimedia Producer

Date Filled: June 1, 2020

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

 

AAJA (Asian American Journalist Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

Corporate Public Broadcasting (CPB Job line)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 2

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 1

 

Current Online

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

 

NAJA (Native American Journalist Association)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

 

(PMJA) Public Media Journalist Association (Formally PRINDI)

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 1

Number of persons hired from this referral source: 0

University of Illinois 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 / Email Listserv

Number of persons interviewed from this source: 0

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

https://abilitylinks.org

535 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 100

Glen Ellyn, IL  60137

(630) 733-8822

 

AAJA (Asian American Journalist Association)

www.aaja.org

575 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

(415)346-6343

 

 

 

ADWEEK

www.adweek.com

261 Madison Ave, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10016

(212) 493-4262

 

Corporate Public Broadcasting (CPB Job line)

www.cpb.org/jobline

401 Ninth Street NW

Washington, DC  20004-2129

(202)879-9600

 

Current Online

Emily Lowrey, Advertising Director

6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 350

Takoma Park, MD, 20912

301-270-7240

www.current.org

 

FaceBook (Brian Moline)

Brain Moline – IPM Employee

bmoline@illinois.edu

(217) 265-0920

 

HigherEdJobs.com online

Internet Employment Linkage, Inc.

708-848-4351 Ext. 201

billing@higheredjobs.com

 

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

 

News Gazette

John Grygiel III

15 E. Main St.

Champaign, IL  61820

217-351-5329

jgrygiel@news-gazette.com

 

NAJA (Native American Journalist Association)

https://najanewsroom.com/

University of Oklahoma

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

(405) 325-5199

 

NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)

https://nppa.org

120 Hooper Street

Athens, GA 30602-3018

Akili Ramsess

(706) 542-2506

 

NLGJA (Association of LGBTQ Journalist)

www.nlgja.org

2120 L. Street NW Suite 850

Washington, DC  20037

(202) 588-9888

 

NYC Public Radio Listserv (Dana Cronin)

Dana Cronin – IPM Employee

dcronin@illinois.edu

 

PMJA (Public Media Journalist Association) Formally PRINDI

www.pmja.org

P.O. Box 838

Sturgis, SD  57785

Terry Gildea terry@pmja.org

(605) 490-3033

 

Society of Environmental Journalists

www.sej.org

1629 K. Street NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 558-2055

 

TVNewsCheck

https://tvnewscheck.com

24 West Lancaster Ave. Suite 205

Adrmore, PA  19003

(484) 412-8287

 

University of Illinois 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 – website jobs page

www.will.illinois.edu/jobs

John Brighton Director of Technology

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 8/1/19-7/31/20.

 

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

Thursday, October 17, 2019 University of Illinois 2019 ALL Employee Expo. The expo provides information about departments like Illinois Public Media and benefit services programs, and other related topics. Illinois Public Media had a booth at the 2019 Employee Expo in the Union with staff members John Steinbacher (Director of Membership), Erin Lippitz (Major Gifts Director), Brenda Zimmerman (Member Services Manager) and Jo Black (Office Support Associate). At the expo, we handed out our Patterns member guide and provided information about how to use our Passport member benefit. We also provided details about donating to our organization via payroll deduction.

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 broadcasts on WILL Radio and WILL online. There are two current works-in-progress, however the titles have-not-been finalized, but one topic is immigration and migration and the other is guns. Their radio documentaries will broadcast in 2021 and 2022. Several students have chosen to major in journalism at the college level as a result of this experience and are working on a third documentary about emergent bilingual students and dual language schools, that won’t air until 2022.

 

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

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020 EIU (Eastern Illinois University) Career Services – Television, Radio, & Video Job Fair. Steve Morck, our Digital Media Associate Producer usually attends annual event, pass out job announcement flyers, and discuss with students internship opportunities at IPM – Event cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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 have the opportunity to develop skills that can qualify them for higher level, full-time positions in broadcasting.  One-minority trainee employed during this reporting period.

 

Illinois Public Media hires work-study students from the University of Illinois annually and train 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 work-study students hired and one of the two students was a minority trained in this position during this reporting period.

 

Internship opportunities designed to develop skills needed for broadcast employment.

 

WILL/IPM have several ongoing internships, Donald P. Mullally, Bob Endres, Community Content and Engagement, and a new Humanities Gateway Internship, Illinois Public Media has partnered with Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Illinois Public Media in collaboration with the College of Media created two summer Digital News internships.

 

The Bob Endres Internship in News and Public Affairs in collaboration with the College of Media, IPM hired one minority undergraduate University of Illinois student for Fall 2019 semester. The Donald P. Mullally Internship hired two minority undergraduate students, both University of Illinois students for 2020 spring semester. WILL/IPM Community Content and Engagement hired one minority, University of Illinois undergraduate intern as Educational Outreach Assistants to learn and assist with educational outreach programs, for both fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. News and Public Affairs in collaboration with the College of Media hired two University of Illinois undergraduate students, as Digital News summer 2020 interns.

IPM hired (10) students. One student trainee, two federal work-study, seven internships, and six out of the ten students were minorities, for the reporting period of 8/1/19-7/31/20.