Annual EEO Public File Report for August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

 

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.