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

 

 

CPB Jobline www.cpb.org/jobline 401 Ninth Street NW

Washington, DC 20004-2129

(202)879-9600

 

Current Newspaper and Online Emily Lowrey, Advertising Director 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 350 Takoma Park, MD, 20912

301-270-7240

www.current.org

 

Harold and Review Scott Perry

601 E. William Street Decatur, IL 62523

217-429-5151

http://herald-review.com

 

HigherEdJobs.com online service with Affirmative Action email listing Internet Employment Linkage, Inc.

708-848-4351 Ext. 201

billing@higheredjobs.com

 

 

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

 

News Gazette John Grygiel III

 

15 E. Main St.

Champaign, IL 61820

217-351-5329

jgrygiel@news-gazette.com

 

Pantagraph (Bloomington Paper) Michelle Pazar

301 W. Washington St.

Bloomington, IL 61701

309-820-3357

 

PBS Connect (PBS system online service to stations) https://secure.connect.pbs.org/

PBS

2100 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA 22202

 

Shaker Recruitment Advertising & Communications Rita Ghasoub

1100 Lake St.

Oak Park, IL 60301 708-358-0282

rita.ghasoub@shaker.com UofIteam@shaker.com

 

Staff Human Resources, University of Illinois Alicia Lowery, Deputy Director

Personnel Services Building 52 East Gregory Drive Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 333-3101

 

Star Journal 1 News Plaza

Peoria, IL 61643

309-636-3000

 

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 Annetta Allison, Human Resources Coordinator

 

300 N. Goodwin Avenue Urbana, IL 61801

217-333-7300

 

WILL/IPM Staff Referral

Annetta Allison, Human Resources Coordinator 300 N Goodwin Ave

Urbana, IL 61801

217-333-7300

 

WILL/Illinois Public Media – website jobs page www.will.illinois.edu/jobs

Michael Bohlmann, Assistant Dean 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 8/1/16-7/31/17.

 

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

On Friday March 11-12, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, WILL participated in the University of Illinois College of Media annual Mediapalooza. Robert Culkeen, COO/General Manager represented the station. This two-day event aimed at getting new incoming students familiar with everything the college and Illinois Public Media has to offer. The College of Media host the fair and WILL set up a booth and handed out information on how to access public radio via internet stream, gave away WILL logo free pens, magnets, posters, and provided information flyers on current job openings.

On Wednesday March 29, 2017 from 11:00am to 1:00pm, WILL participated in the Eastern Illinois University Broadcast Job Fair. EIU alum and WILL Digital Media Associate Producer, Steve Morck represented the station. He met with approximately thirty people with different interest and skill levels the attendees included more females than males, and the people were diverse ethnic backgrounds. Steve report that four or five good of the people he met would be good candidates for future positions at WILL. Steve provided material and encouraged them to watch our posting site and to apply. He will continue participating in this job fair annually. He also directed television production skilled attendees to contact the WILL production manager directly. Through his effort, we have made some good connections for possible hires in the near future.

On Saturday September 27, 2016 8:00am to 5:00pm, WILL participated in the University of Illinois Quad Day. WILL HR Manager Annetta Allison represented the station. This event showcases all 1400 student organizations on campus. WILL had a booth set up and the HR

 

Manager did some recruiting by handing out informational flyers of displaying upcoming internships and open positions filled by students for both fall and spring semesters. The HR Manager answered any questions of new students interested in public radio and provided additional information.

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 about Habitat for Humanity in the Mississippi delta. Their radio documentary will broadcast in the fall of 2017. Several students have chosen to major in journalism at the college level as a result of this experience.

 

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

WILL/IPM did not participate in any job fairs during reporting period 8/1/16-7/31/17.

 

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-minority students hired and trained in this position during this reporting period.

 

Internship opportunities designed to develop skills needed for broadcast employment.

 

WILL/IPM initiated one new internship. The Endres Internship in News and Public Affairs in collaboration with the College of Media. This internship will start fall 2017. In addition, we have several ongoing internships, the Dave Benton Internship in News and Public Affairs, a Sports Internship in collaboration with News and Public Affairs and the College of Media, and the 21st Internship, the Donald P. Mullally Internship, and the Media Research Internship. Two students hired for the Dave Benton Internship, both graduate students at the University of Illinois.

Working alongside professional reporters, hosts, and producers. We had no student intern hired this year for the Sports Internship. One student hired for the 21st internship, a university undergraduate student in journalism. One student intern hired as the Donald P. Mullally

 

Internship in News and Public Affairs, a student from the University of Illinois. WILL/IPM Community Content and Engagement hired two interns as Educational Outreach Assistants to learn and assist with educational outreach programs. Last, WILL/IPM National/International Production unit hired six Media Research Interns. Altogether, WILL/IPM hired twelve internships during this reporting period. WILL/IPM successfully hired eleven interns during reporting period. Three minority student interns hired during this reporting period.