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ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

WCIA/WCIX-TV

AUGUST 1, 2013 – JULY 31, 2014

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The purpose of the EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s EEO Rule.  This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station(s):

 

WCIA/WCIX

 

The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning August 1, 2013 to and including July 31, 2014(the “Applicable Period”).  The FCC’s EEO Rule Requires that this Report contain the following information:

 

  1. A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Stations comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period;
  2. For each such vacancy, the recruitment sources(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the 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; and
  5. A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

 

Appendices 1, 2 and 3 which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information.  Please note that the alphabet letters listed on Appendix 1 under the column entitled “Recruitment Sources Utilized” refer to the Recruitment Sources listed on Appendix 2.

 

For purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed “filled” when the hiree began work.  A person was deemed “interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in person, over the phone or by e-mail.

 


Appendix 1 to Annual EEO Public File Report

Covering the Period from August 1, 2013– July 31, 2014

 

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: WCIA/WCIX

 

Section 1:  Vacancy Information

 

 

Full-Time Positions Filled by Job Title

Hire Date

Recruitment Source of Hiree

Number of Applicants Interviewed

Recruitment Sources Utilized

1

Receptionist

11/14/13

BB

10

A,B, BB, D,E,G,N,R,

2

News Videographer

07/29/13

F

4

A,B,C,F,G

3

Evening News Producer

07/13/13

DD

1

A,B,C,G,T,DD

4

Account Executive-Champaign

08/12/13

F

12

A,B,E,F,H,N,R

5

Sports Reporter/Videographer

08/26/13

F

1

A,C,F,G,T

6

General Assignment Reporter

09/09/13

G

2

A,B,C,G,T,X

7

Topical News Promotion Producer

09/19/13

G

6

A,AA,B,C,D,E,G,H

8

Morning Show Producer

11/04/13

F

1

A,B,C,F,G,T

9

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

12/09/13

C

3

B,C,G,T

10

Morning Show Producer

01/13/14

F

1

B,C,D,E,F,G

11

Account Executive-Champaign

01/20/14

R

          12

A,B,E,F,H,N,R

12

Account Executive-Champaign

02/05/14

F

12

A,B,E,F,H,N,R

13

Account Executive-Springfield

02/10/14

F

5

A,B,E,H,N,R

14

Digital Media Manager

02/24/14

L

4

A,B,E,G,I,L

15

Evening News Producer

03/12/14

F

1

A,AA,B,C,D,E,F,G

16

General Assignment Reporter

03/19/14

EE

1

A,AA,B,C,E,G,EE

17

Account Executive-Champaign

05/06/14

F

12

A,B,E,F,H,N,R

18

General Assignment Reporter

05/14/14

C

1

A,AA,B,C,E,G

19

Capitol Newsroom Chief Reporter

06/16/14

F

3

A,B,C,D,E,F,G

20

Account Executive-Springfield

07/02/14

R

5

A,B,E,H,N,R

21

Reporter/MMJ

07/07/14

AA

5

A,AA,B,C,D,E,G,T,X

 

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:    102


Appendix 2 to Annual EEO Public File Report

Covering the Period from August 1, 2013– July 31, 2014

 

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: WCIA/WCIX-TV

 

Section 2:  Recruitment Source Information

 

 

Recruitment Source

Contact

Address

Phone

Requested Notice (Y/N)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period

(If Any)

A

Illinoishomepage.net

None

509 S. Neil, Champaign

Illinois, 61820

217-356-8333

N

25

B

Nexstar.tv

Hirecentric.com

545 E. John Carpenter

Freeway, Suite #700

Irving, TX  75062

972-373-8800

N

3

C

TVJobs.com

None

www.tv.jobs.com

800-374-0119

N

7

D

Parkland College

None

www.collegecentral.com

217-353-2637

N

-

E

U of I Alumni

None

www.uiaa.org/careers

217-333-1471

N

-

F

Employee Referral

None

509 S. Neil, Champaign

Illinois, 61820

217-356-8333

N

22

G

Internal Posting/Promotion

None

509 S. Neil, Champaign

Illinois, 61820

217-356-8333

N

7

H

Craig’s List

None

chambana.craigslist.com

 

N

-

I

Media Recruiter

None

www.mediarecruiter.com

303-400-5150

N

-

J

Urban League of Springfield

None

100 N. 11th St. Springfield, IL  62703

217-789-0830

N

-

K

Champaign News Gazette

Beth Roegner

15 Main St., Champaign,

Illinois, 61824

217-351-5252

N

-

L

Spots N Dots

Gene McKay

sales@spotsndots.com

949-892-2928

N

2

M

Internship Program (WCIA)

Andy Miller

amiller@wcia.com

217-356-8333

N

2

N

IDES (IL. Dept. of Employment Security)

Stan White

1307 Mattis, Champaign, Illinois, 61820

217-278-5700

N

-

O

NAACP of Champaign County

None

P.O. Box 403, Champaign, Illinois  61824

None

N

-

P

State Journal Register

Janet Woodard

#1 Copley Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62701

217-788-1300

N

-

Q

Stonecreek Church Job Board

None

2502 S. Race St., Urbana, Illinois

217-344-5455

N

-

R

On Air Ad-WCIA/WCIX

None

509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL  61820

217-356-8333

N

30

S

Decatur Herald & Reviewer H

None

herald-review.com

217-422-5555

N

-

T

Medialine.com

None

Medialine.com

None

         N

 -

U

Walk-In Application Process

Front Desk Receptionist

509 S. Neil St.

Champaign, IL  61820

217-356-8333

N

-

V

TV News Check

Steve Stolz

www.tvnewscheck.com

None

N

-

W

Mediarecruiter.com

 

www.mediarecruiter.com

None

N

-

X

IBA

Erin Camfield

http://ilba.org

618-985-5555

N

-

Z

Illinois State University

Bob Carroll

Rcarro3@ilstu.edu

309-438-5481

N

 -

AA

Eastern Illinois University

Kelly Runyon

krunyon@eiu.edu

217-581-5956

N

1

BB

Express Employment Professionals

 

2901 W. Springfield Ave.

Champaign, IL  61821

217-355-8500

N

1

CC

Champaign Chamber of Commerce

 

info@champaigncounty.org

217-359-1791

N

-

 DD

Nexstar Transfer Employee

None

WTWO-TV

 

N

1

EE

UIS-PAR Program

Charlie Wheeler

One University Plaza

Springfield, IL  62703

217-206-6600

N

1

 

 

 


Appendix 3 to Annual EEO Public File Report

Covering the Period from August 1, 2013– July 31, 2014

 

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: WCIA/WCIX-TV

 

Section 3:  Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by WCIA/WCIX-TV

 

 

Recruitment Initiative

Description

1

Participation in job fairs by station personnel who have substantial responsibility for hiring decisions

Morning Anchor and Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator attended all day career fair sponsored by IBA/Eastern Illinois University on March 26, 2014

 

2

Participation in job fairs by station personnel who have substantial responsibility for hiring decisions

Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator attended all day event/career fair sponsored by Parkland Community College Career Center on April 10, 2014.

 

3

Participation in events or programs relating to career opportunities in broadcasting sponsored by educational institutions

 

News Director spoke at the University of Illinois-Springfield PAR Program (Public Affairs Reporting) February 11, 2014.

4

Participation in events or programs relating to career opportunities in broadcasting sponsored by educational institutions

 

Chief Meteorologist spoke to several grade schools regarding weather and science on the following dates:  Barkstall School, February 4th, 2014, Arthur School, February 20th, 2014 and Blue Ridge Elementary, May 28th, 2014.  Weekend Sports Anchor participated in a Career Panel regarding Jobs in the news industry at Catlin Grade School on May 2nd, 2014.

5

 

The establishment of an internship program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment

During the reporting period, the station maintained an internship program for college students.  Students from the following universities have participated in the program:  In the Spring Semester of 2014 we hosted University of Illinois (4 students), Illinois State University (4 students), Parkland College (4 students), Eastern Illinois University (1 student) and Pepperdine University (1 student).   In the Summer Semester of 2014 we hosted (2) from the University of Illinois. The interns have a broad exposure of all facets of the news, including writing news stories, conducting research, interviewing, and editing videos.  They also actively shadow all functions of news.

 

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