WILL EEO Reports

EEO Report July 31, 2008


A. Full-Time Vacancy Filled Job #1 Title: Broadcasting Engineer Date Filled: October 16, 2007 Job #2 Title: Director of Development, WILL AM-FM-TV-Online Date Filled: January 8, 2008 Job #3 Title: HR Specialist/Special Projects Coordinator Date Filled: February 4, 2008 Job #4 Title: Television Broadcast Equipment Operator Date Filled: May 4, 2008 Job #5 Title: Creative Specialist/On-Air Promotions Coordinator, WILL-TV Date Filled: June 16, 2008 Job #6 Title: Television Broadcast Equipment Operator Date Filled: July 27, 2008 B. Recruitment/Referral Sources University of Illinois Personnel Services * Denise Hendricks 52 E. Gregory Champaign, IL 217-333-3101 Positions 1, 4, & 6 listed here only For position #1: 1 hired; 3 interviewed For position #4: 1 hired; 1 interviewed For position #6: 1 hired; 3 interviewed *Civil Service employees hired through University Personnel Office; must be tested and ranked on a register and names submitted in order from the register for interviewing. Livingston Associates Tom Livingston 3000 Chestnut Suite 400 The Mill Centre Baltimore, MD 21211 401-243-1974 Position 2 listed here Position #2: 1 hired; 3 interviewed Internal posting and online WILL-AM-FM-TV 300 N. Goodwin Urbana, IL 217-333-0850 www.will.illinois.edu Positions 2, 3, & 5 listed here For Position #3: 1 hired; 1 interviewed For Position #5: 1 hired; 1 interviewed ACJOB Listserv (e-mail listserv for U of Illinois Academic Professional positions) Positions 3 & 5 listed here For position #3: 0 hired; 2 interviewed Chicago Tribune Classified Ads 435 N. Michigan Chicago, IL 60611 312-222-2222 (includes Red-Eye commuter newspaper, Hoy Spanish newspaper, & JobFinder magazine Careerbuilder.com Chicago Tribune online posting Positions 2 & 5 listed above here For Position #5: 0 hired; 1 interviewed Current (public broadcasting newspaper) 1612 K St. NW Suite 704 Washington, DC 20006 202-463-7055 Position 2 listed here U of Illinois Employment Center N http://uihr.uillinois.edu/index.html Positions 1, 4, & 6 (notice of civil service test to be given listed), 2, 3, & 5 listed here The News-Gazette (newspaper) 15 E. Main Champaign, IL 61820 217-351-5288 Positions 2 & 5 listed here Position #2: 0 hired; 2 interviewed Peoria Journal Star (newspaper) 309-686-3230 Position 5 listed here Chicago Defender (newspaper) 312-225-2400 Position 5 listed here State Journal- Register (newspaper) Springfield, IL Position 2 listed here Herald-Review (newspaper) Decatur, IL 217-422-5555 Position 2 listed here Pantagraph Bloomington, IL www.pantagraph.com Position 2 listed here PBS Connect (PBS system online service to stations.) Positions 2 & 5 listed here Corporation for Public Broadcasting Jobline (a CPB system online service to stations.) Positions 2 & 5 listed here National Public Radio Direct Access Communications System (an NPR system online service to stations.) Positions 2 & 5 listed here The Chronicle of Philanthropy philanthropycareers Position 2 listed here CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education) Position 2 listed here PRADO (Public Radio Assn of Development Officers) listserv Position 2 listed here Usenet newsgroups : alt.radio.networks.npr (National NPR group) chi.jobs (Chicago area jobs group) cmi.jobs (Central Illinois jobs group) uiuc.misc.jobs (University of Illinois jobs group) Position 2 listed here Stations are encouraged to retain the names of interviewees for purposes of responding to a potential FCC audit or third-party complaint. C. Attachments No organizations requested vacancy information. Description of Supplemental Outreach Intiatives Sponsorship of Community Event. On an on-going basis, the WILL Stations work with faculty at University High School in Urbana, Illinois to develop an oral history curriculum to train students, including minorities, in the basics of audio production and journalism. Each year, the students produce a documentary that is broadcast on WILL Radio, and a few have chosen to major in journalism at the college level. Sponsorship of Community Event. The WILL Stations have developed a community outreach initiative, designed specifically to reach young minorities, with assistance from a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois. Dr. Will Patterson is co-director of the project with WILL's Kimberlie Kranich. The Youth Media Workshop is a collaboration between public radio station, WILL-AM 580, and Innovative Ed. Consulting, Inc., an educational programming, multimedia marketing and action research company. The workshop partners with public schools in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois to teach African-American youth how to make radio and television documentaries that link their generation, the hip-hop generation, to the civil rights and black power generations. Middle school age female minority students put together a radio documentary each year. The students learn about basic audio production and receive instruction in newswriting from WILL’s professional staff. (Audio access to the most recent production is available at: http://www.will.uiuc.edu/FranklinSite05/index.html. African-American male students from Urbana High School are working with WILL-TV and the Youth Media Workshop on a video production. Establishment of Training Program. 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 are provided with skills that can qualify them for higher level, full-time, positions in broadcasting.