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The Company's policy is to hire and promote the most qualified applicants and to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.
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Full Time Vacancies Filled During Reporting Period 2/1/16 - 1/31/17
Full Time Position
Recruitment Sources Used (code)*
Recruitment Source for Successful Candidate (code)*
Total Number Interviewed From All Sources
Source for Interviewees
Morning News Producer Position posted: 1/7/16 Position filled: 2/12/16
Total Number Interviewed During Period: 60 *See codes listed below under Recruitment Sources
WKTV - NEWSChannel 2, an equal opportunity employer, is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies at the station. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. Organizations that wish to receive our vacancy information should contact our Business Manager, NEWSChannel 2 by calling (315) 733-0404 or by writing to FCC EEO Officer, NEWSChannel 2, 5936 Smith Hill Rd, Utica, NY 13503. Below is the station’s current active list:
Staffworks 600 French Road New Hartford , NY 13413 315-735-5050
NewsCheckMedia LLC 24 West Lancaster Ave., Suite 205 Ardmore, PA 19003
Below is a list of activities the station has participated in during this current reporting period. FCC EEO Menu Initiatives The new rules also require media employers to participate in longer-term recruitment initiatives by engaging in a minimum number of initiatives set forth in the rules such as job fairs, training, mentoring or participating in events sponsored by organizations interested in broadcast and employment issues.
Newsroom hosted one New Visions intern from OHM BOCES. Newsroom hosted one student job shadow from OHM BOCES. Newsroom hosted a tour group from the Herkimer ARC. Kristen Copeland spoke at a Boy Scouts broadcasting badge event. Kristen Copeland emceed “Dance the Night Away” for the Good News Center. Newsroom hosted a tour group from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities in Rome.
Kristen Copeland read to students as part of “Read Across America Day”. News Staff and other WKTV Personnel participated in Utica’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. News Staff and other personnel took part in America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. Newsroom hosted a tour group from the Herkimer ARC. Newsroom hosted a tour group from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities in Rome. Newsroom hosted a tour group of homeschool students. Newsroom hosted two student job shadows from Proctor High School.
Kristen Copeland and Steve McMurray participated in a wheelchair basketball game raising money for adaptive sports at Utica College. Bill Kardas participated in a career day at New York Mills High School. Don Shipman took part in a career day at Gansevoort Elementary School in Rome. Bill Kardas conducted “weather school” at OHM BOCES. Bill Kardas conducted “weather school” at Herkimer BOCES. Newsroom hosted a tour group of students from Central Valley Academy. Newsroom hosted a tour group of homeschool students.
One Utica College intern completed her spring internship with WKTV. Newsroom hosted a tour group of students from Mt. Markham High School. Jeremy Ryan spoke to 4-H Govt. Intern Program in Oneida County. Bill Kardas took part in a career day at Proctor High School in Utica. Katrina Smith took part in a career day at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Utica.
Various WKTV staff take part in United Way Fundraiser at Saranac Thursday event. Spencer Davidson threw out the first pitch at a Utica Blue Sox game in Utica.
Spencer Davidson sat in a dunk tank at the Herkimer Diamond Festival to raise money for charity. Four WKTV news staff members ran in the Boilermaker Road Race in Utica. Newsroom hosted a tour group from the Herkimer ARC. Newsroom hosted a tour group from the Herkimer BOCES IT class.
Newsroom hosted a tour of Troop 111 Boy Scouts from Whitesboro. Newsroom hosted a tour group from the ARC of Oneida County.
Newsroom hosted a tour group from Richfield Springs High School. Katrina Smith took part in a career exploration day at Jarvis Middle School in Ilion. Jill Reale took part in a career day at the Utica School of Commerce in Utica.
Bill Kardas spoke to a weather training class in Oriskany. Bill Kardas spoke to a DPW public safety meeting in Utica. Bill Kardas spoke to a “weather school” class in Westmoreland. Bill Kardas took part in the “Gourmet Guys to the Rescue” fundraiser in Whitesboro. Newsroom hosted a student from OHM BOCES.
Jeremy Ryan spoke to 4-H Govt. Intern Program at the Oneida County Office Building. Newsroom hosted four OHM BOCES students for a day of job shadowing. Bill Kardas spoke at Hamilton College in Clinton. Jason Powles took part in a career day at Sauquoit Middle School. Bill Kardas spoke to a third grade class at Westmoreland Road Elementary School in Whitesboro. Bill Kardas and Jill Reale spoke at the MVCC Cultural Series on the topic of winter weather. Jeremy Ryan, Kristen Copeland, Jason Powles, Bill Kardas, Rachel Murphy, Don Shipman, Jill Reale, and other news personnel appear at Stuff the Bus Campaign stops raising money and toys for less fortunate children
Bill Kardas took part in a career day presentation at Utica School of Commerce. Spencer Davidson, Audrey Russo, Katrina Smith, Bill Kardas, Jill Reale, and other news personnel appear at Stuff the Bus Campaign stops raising money and toys for less fortunate children. Newsroom hosted three OHM BOCES students for two days of job shadowing. Joleen Ferris participated in School and Business Alliance breakfast and career day at Oneida Co. BOCES. Newsroom hosted a tour group from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.
Spencer Davidson spoke to a class at Clinton High School. Newsroom hosted a tour group from ARC Otsego. Newsroom hosted a tour group of homeschool students. Newsroom hosted an intern from Herkimer College. Newsroom hosted two OHM BOCES students for two days (one each) of job shadowing. Newsroom hosted two Syracuse University students for weeklong job shadows. Newsroom hosted one Ithaca College student for several days of job shadows.
Also, WKTV provides its on-air news personnel counseling and training with in-person visits three times a year from the station's news consultant, Frank N. Magid & Associates. In between visits, counseling is provided via digital feedback and coaching.