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

 

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 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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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 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 hired from this referral source:   0

 

NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists)

 

 

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

 

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:

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

Number of persons interviewed from this 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

 

College of Media Administration Megan Smith

119 Gregory Hall

Urbana, IL 61801

217-333-4116

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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 8/1/17-7/31/18.

 

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

On Friday March 8-9, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, WILL participated in the University of Illinois College of Media annual Mediapalooza. Kristin Walters, Visiting Senior Engagement Strategist and Steve Morck, Digital Media Associate Producer 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. WILL also hosted the reception later that evening for guests, students, and attendees.

On Thursday March 22, 2018 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 Sunday August 27, 2017 Noon to 4:00pm, 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 and discussed upcoming internships 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 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 Diversity and Inclusion and the other is Immigration. Their radio documentaries will broadcast late fall 2018 or early spring 2019.

Several students have chosen to major in journalism at the college level as a result of this experience.