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Annual Diversity Report - September 2013

Illinois Public Media (IPM), which includes WILL-TV, 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 Diversity Eligibility Policy was reviewed by the IPM Community Advisory Committee (CAC) at their meeting on September 5, 2012.  The Policy was reviewed and signed by WILL-TV licensee official, Walter Knorr, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller, University of Illinois on September 21, 2012.  The IPM Diversity Policy and the Annual Diversity Report for September 2013 were reviewed by the CAC at their quarterly meeting on September 11, 2013.  

IPM Diversity Practices and Initiatives to meet Diversity Goals

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

Six full-time vacancies were filled during IPM’s FCC-EEO reporting period of 8/1/2012 through 7/31/2013, following the equal employment guidelines of the FCC and of the University of Illinois Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access.  Diverse recruitment sources were utilized in an effort to attract qualified candidates from underrepresented groups. Details of these hires are included in the IPM Annual FCC-EEO report (Attachment A.)  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

2. Diversity training for management and staff.

On September 7, 2012, Illinois Public Media managers and supervisors participated in a diversity workshop presented by Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Associate Director of the University of Illinois Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (currently the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access.)  The workshop, Fostering a Culture of Respect: Navigating Workplace Diversity, met objectives of increasing multicultural awareness and inclusion, using an awareness of cultural competence to become a more effective leader, and identifying concepts and examples of harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

IPM supervisors are encouraged to attend similar 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 the search process for each hire to ensure the fair, unbiased evaluation of candidates and to improve recruiting efforts for qualified, diverse candidates.

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

Two work-study students were hired from the University of Illinois to work on the WILL-TV Production crew this year.  They were given the opportunity to learn and improve their technical skills in camera operation, floor direction, teleprompter operation, and call-in phone coverage for live studio productions.

One University of Illinois student served as an intern during the academic year in Illinois Public Media’s media project at Stratton Elementary Magnet School in Champaign.  This intern learned from IPM Community Engagement Producer Henry Radcliffe and assisted students and teachers at Stratton school in running their TV studio, adding content to their website and creating digital news stories. 

Other internship opportunities at WILL included four students from the UI Graduate School of Library and Information Science who worked with Director of New Media Jack Brighton to catalog and digitize WILL’s media assets, developing techniques for metadata creation, content management and preparation of digital audio for online retrieval.

 Additionally, two or three work-study students from the University of Illinois are hired annually 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.  Students are encouraged to participate in station activities and to learn about careers through direct interaction with various broadcast professionals.

Of the six paid intern/work-study students, five were female and six were from ethnic or racial minority groups.

4. Illinois Public Media diversity statistics for FY2013.

  Male Female White Non-white
Illinois Public Media Staff        
47 permanent employees 66% 34% 94% 6%
40 temporary hourly employees (including students) 45% 55% 73% 27%
IPM Community Advisory Committee        
21 members 52% 48% 90% 10%
University of Illinois Board of Trustees (IPM Governing Board)        
13 members 77% 23% 69% 31%

Reviewed and approved by Chet Tomczyk, Acting General Manager, Illinois Public Media, on September 25, 2013


ATTACHMENT A – IPM Annual FCC-EEO Report for 8/1/12 – 7/31/13

When read in conjunction with the Annual Diversity Report on the preceding pages, Attachment A provides further details of Illinois Public Media’s hiring goals, guidelines, and programs undertaken to meet the goals of the IPM Diversity Eligibility Policy.

Illinois Public Media
WILL-AM, WILL-FM, WILL-TV
ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT for August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013

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 all of 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, 2012 to and including July 31, 2013 (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. Six full-time vacancies were filled during this reporting period.  See section 2 for contact information for recruitment sources.

Job #1 Title: Marketing Director - Date Filled: September 20, 2012
  Recruitment Sources Used Referred Person(s) Interviewed Referred Person
A University of Illinois HR Job Board 2 1
B WILL/Illinois Public Media Internal Posting    
C WILL/Illinois Public Media jobs website page 1  
D Illinois Academic Job Listserv    
E CPB Jobline    
F News Gazette    
G HigherEdJobs.com    
H PBS Connect    
I Herald & Review    
J Pantagraph    
K Monster.com    

 

Job #2 Title: Membership Director - Date Filled: September 15, 2012
  Recruitment Sources Used Referred Person(s) Interviewed Referred Person
A University of Illinois HR Job Board 1 1
B WILL/Illinois Public Media Internal Posting    
C WILL/Illinois Public Media jobs website page    
D Illinois Academic Job Listserv    
E CPB Jobline 1  
F News Gazette    
G HigherEdJobs.com    
H PBS Connect    
J Pantagraph    
L Current Newspaper and online    
M Staff referral 1  

 

Job #3 Title: Producer - Date Filled: January 7, 2013
  Recruitment Sources Used Referred Person(s) Interviewed Referred Person
A University of Illinois HR Job Board    
B WILL/Illinois Public Media Internal Posting 2  
C WILL/Illinois Public Media jobs website page    
D Illinois Academic Job Listserv    
E CPB Jobline 1 1
F News Gazette    
G HigherEdJobs.com    
L Current Newspaper and online    
N AbilityLinks.org    
O National Association of Black Journalists    
P National Association of Hispanic Journalists    

 

Job #4 Title: Morning Edition Host - Date Filled: January 14, 2013
  Recruitment Sources Used Referred Person(s) Interviewed Referred Person
A University of Illinois HR Job Board    
B WILL/Illinois Public Media Internal Posting    
C WILL/Illinois Public Media jobs website page    
D Illinois Academic Job Listserv    
E CPB Jobline 1 1
F News Gazette    
G HigherEdJobs.com    
L Current Newspaper and online 1  
M Staff referral 1  
O National Association of Black Journalists    
P National Association of Hispanic Journalists    
  Word of mouth 1  

 

Job #5 Title: IT Systems Manager - Date Filled: May 28, 2013
  Recruitment Sources Used Referred Person(s) Interviewed Referred Person
A University of Illinois HR Job Board 2 1
B WILL/Illinois Public Media Internal Posting    
C WILL/Illinois Public Media jobs website page    
D Illinois Academic Job Listserv    
E CPB Jobline    
F News Gazette 1  
G HigherEdJobs.com    
N AbilityLinks.org    
Q Minorityjobs.net    
R Women in Technology    
S Educause.edu    

 

Job #6 Title: Director of News & Public Affairst - Date Filled: July 15, 2013
  Recruitment Sources Used Referred Person(s) Interviewed Referred Person
A University of Illinois HR Job Board    
B WILL/Illinois Public Media Internal Posting    
C WILL/Illinois Public Media jobs website page    
D Illinois Academic Job Listserv    
E CPB Jobline    
F News Gazette    
G HigherEdJobs.com    
L Current Newspaper and online 1  
M Staff referral 1 1
N AbilityLinks.org    
O National Association of Black Journalists    
P National Association of Hispanic Journalists    
T Native American Journalists Association    
U Asian American Journalists Association    
V Association for Women in Communications    
W RTDNA    
X PMBA    
Y Email to media contacts and colleagues 1  

Section 2. Illinois Public Media Recruitment Sources Contact Information:

 

A         University of Illinois Human Resources

            807 S. Wright St.

            Champaign, IL  61820

            217-244-7854

            https://jobs.illinois.edu

 

B         WILL/Illinois Public Media – Internal Posting

            Dee Breeding, HR Specialist

            300 N. Goodwin

            Urbana, IL  61801

            217-333-7300

 

C         WILL/Illinois Public Media – website jobs page

            Jack Brighton, Director of New Media

            217-333-7300

            www.will.illinois.edu/jobs

 

D         ACJOB Listserv for University of Illinois Academic Professionals

            ACJOB-L@LISTSERV.illinois.edu

 

E          CPB Jobline
             www.cpb.org/jobline
             401 Ninth Street NW
             Washington, DC  20004-2129
            (202)879-9600

 

F          News Gazette

            Jorja Johnson

            15 E. Main St.

Champaign, IL  61820

217-351-5329

 

G         HigherEdJobs.com online service with Affirmative Action email listing

            Internet Employment Linkage, Inc.

            708-848-4351 Ext. 201

            billing@higheredjobs.com

 

H         PBS Connect (PBS system online service to stations)

https://secure.connect.pbs.org/

PBS

2100 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA  22202

 

I           Herald & Review

            Tricia Benton

            601 E. William Street

            Decatur, IL  62523

            217-429-5151

 

J          Pantagraph

            Candi Taylor

            301 W. Washington Street

            Bloomington, IL  61702

            309-829-9000

 

K         Monster.com

            Monster Worldwide, Inc.

            622 Third Avenue, 39th Floor

            New York, NY  10017

            212-351-7000

 

L          Current Newspaper and Online

            Kathleen Unwin

6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 350

Takoma Park, MD, 20912 

877-745-8776

www.current.org

  

M        WILL/IPM Staff Referral

            Dee Breeding or Craig Cohen

            300 N Goodwin Ave

            Urbana, IL  61801

            217-333-7300

 

N         AbilityLinks.org

            Ken Skord

AbilityLinks Program

26W171 Roosevelt Road

Wheaton, IL  60187

630-909-7440

 

O         NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists)

            1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100

College Park, MD 20742

(301) 405-0248

 

P          NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists)

            Kevin Olivas

            1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, 10th Floor

            Washington, DC  20036

            202-662-7145

 

Q         MinorityJobs.net

            P.O. Box 80287

            Phoenix, AZ  85008

            (602)267-8111

 

R         Women in Technology www.witi.com

            Attn:  Henry Fan

            Olympic Plaza, 11500 Olympic Blvd., Suite 400

            Los Angeles, CA  90064

 

S          educause.edu

            infoateducausedotedu

            282 Century Place, Suite 5000

            Louisville, CO 80027

            303-449-4430

 

T         NAJA (Native American Journalists Association)

           Pamala Silas

University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College

          395 W. Lindsey St.

         Norman, OK 73019

        (405) 325-1649

 

U         AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association)

            AAJA National Office

            5Third Street, Suite 1108

            San Francisco, CA  94103

            Marcia Santillan (415) 346-2051

 

V         Association for Women in Communications

            3337 Duke Street

            Alexandria, VA  22314

            (703)370-7436

 

W        RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association)

            Mike Cavender, Executive Director

            National Press Building

            529 14th Street, NW, Suite 425

            Washington, DC  20045

            (202) 659-6510

 

X         PMBA, the Public Media Business Association

            Online job posting www.pbma.org

            1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500

            McLean, VA 22102

            703-506-3292

 

Y         Email to media contacts and colleagues

            Illinois Public Media

            Kimberlie Kranich

            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 8/1/12-7/31/13.

Listing senior management job vacancies with media groups that include women and minorities.  Vacancies for senior management positions, including Director of News & Public Affairs and IT Systems Manager, were posted at several job banks in an effort to recruit women and minorities.  These sources included Association for Women in Communications, Women in Technology, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Native American Journalists Association.  In addition, upper-level positions were posted to Current, the premier trade newspaper for public media.  Current reaches a local and national audience of people involved in public television and public radio at many different levels, from station employees and volunteers to state and national policymakers.

Provide training to management level personnel to ensure equal employment opportunity and prevent discrimination.  On September 7, 2012, Illinois Public Media managers and supervisors participated in a diversity workshop presented by Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Associate Director of the University of Illinois Office of Equal Opportunity and Access.  The workshop, Fostering a Culture of Respect: Navigating Workplace Diversity, met objectives of increasing multicultural awareness and inclusion, using an awareness of cultural competence to become a more effective leader, and identifying concepts and examples of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. 

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

April-May 2013     WILL partnered with the Champaign Unit 4 School District to provide an educational opportunity for all fourth grade classrooms in the District.  Students were given a tour of the radio studios, participated in mock interviews in the television studio, and learned how Illinois Public Media (and PBS LearningMedia) use primary source documents in content creation.  Through this program, students were given an early introduction to possible career opportunities in media and broadcasting.

Stratton MicroSociety Project:  September 2012 – May 2013  Illinois Public Media is helping students and teachers at Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety Magnet School in Champaign to create, maintain and staff their 21st Century Digital Media Center.   The elementary school is located in an underserved low-income neighborhood.  Their Center allows students to run their own video production studio, anchor newscasts, write and videotape stories, edit video and publish content on their website, strattonsociety.org. Stratton’s 21st Century Digital Media Center is part of their microsociety and is one of 23 businesses, services, centers, organizations or non-profit agencies run by students during the school day.  WILL staff created the curriculum for the Center, aligning it with state standards for technology competencies for 3rd through 5th grade students.   WILL received a grant from Unit 4 Schools to support the Stratton Digital Media Center for the 2012-2015 school years with a goal of teaching the students and teachers to run the Media Center on their own. 

April 10, 2013  Radio Operations and Audio Production Manager Mike Pritchard led a tour of five Parkland College students and the instructor of their Parkland radio production course. The students observed operations and facilities in the radio and television stations and spoke with the FM Host/Announcer.

Internship program designed to develop skills needed for broadcast employment.  Director of News and Public Affairs Craig Cohen developed procedures to assist University of Illinois journalism students in producing broadcast-quality news stories.  In conjunction with journalism professors, WILL news staff work with students throughout the process of pitching a story idea, conducting interviews, editing and production.  WILL makes production facilities available with supervision and provides technical and professional support for these approved student projects, enabling journalism students to develop skills and gain experience in producing news for broadcast.

Another University of Illinois student served as an intern during the academic year in Illinois Public Media’s media project at Stratton Elementary Magnet School in Champaign.  This intern learned from IPM Community Engagement Producer Henry Radcliffe and assisted students and teachers at Stratton school in running their TV studio, adding content to their website and creating digital news stories. 

Other internship opportunities at WILL included four students from the UI Graduate School of Library and Information Science who worked with Director of New Media Jack Brighton to catalog and digitize WILL’s media assets, developing techniques for metadata creation, content management and preparation of digital audio for online retrieval.

Additionally, two or three work-study students from the University of Illinois are hired annually 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.  Students are encouraged to participate in station activities and to learn about careers through direct interaction with various broadcast professionals.