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Statement of EEO Policy

WKTV-NEWSChannel 2 and the WKTV, LLC believe in equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected classification.

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.

This policy governs employment and all the company's terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, policies and practices affecting recruitment, recruitment advertising, hiring, promotion, demotion, transfers, reclassification, selection for training, compensation, benefits, company-sponsored educational programs and any other aspect of employment.

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

1

Morning News Producer
Position posted: 1/7/16
Position filled: 2/12/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

35

3

35, 39, 42

2

Traffic Assistant
Position posted: 12/8/15
Position filled: 5/23/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47

35, 42

4

35, 42, 47

3

Weekend Sports Anchor/News MMJ 
Position posted: 4/8/16 
Position filled: 5/23/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

39

6

40, 39. 42

4

Staff Accountant/ Accounting Assistant
Position posted: 4/8/16
Position filled: 6/1/16

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 34, 35, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49

2

7

2, 35, 42

5

Account Executive
Position posted: 5/17/16 
Position filled: 6/20/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49

35, 42

7

35, 42, 47

6

Account Executive
Position posted: 5/17/16
Position filled: 6/27/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49

49

7

35, 42, 47

7

General Sales Manager 
Position posted: 6/7/16 
Position filled: 7/14/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 50

50

4

35, 42, 50

8

Digital Content Manager
Position posted: 8/2/16 
Position filled: 8/19/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

42

3

35, 42, 11

9

Sales Assistant 
Position posted: 8/10/16 
Position filled: 9/5/16

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 34, 35, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47

47

3

47, 42

10

MMJ/Fill-in Anchor
Position posted: 6/1/2016
Position filled: 9/26/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

43

5

11, 42, 43, 39

11

Morning News Producer
Position posted: 9/26/16
Position filled: 12/12/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

39, 43

4

21, 22, 28, 42, 43

12

Weekend News Anchor/MMJ
Position posted: 9/27/16
Position filled 12/18/16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

35

3

42, 39, 35

 13

Assignment Editor/MMJ
Position posted: 11/29/16
Position filled: 1/2/17

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

42

3

35, 42

 14

Promotions Editor
Position posted: 1/2/17
Position filled: 1/20/17

 1, 2, 3,4,5,7, 8, 9,10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19,20, 22,23, 24, 25,26, 27, 28,30, 31, 33, 34, 35,38, 39, 40, 42,43, 44, 45

 43

 1

 43

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:

*Recruitment Sources 2/1/16 - 1/31/17

Code No.

 Recruitment Source (Name, Address, Contact Person, Phone Number)

Total Number of Interviewees Referred by Source During Recruiting Period

Full Time Positions For Which This Source Was Utilized

1

Oneida County Veterans Services
800 Park Ave.
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 798-5830 

0

12

2

Working Solutions One Stop Center
New York State Office Building, 1st Floor
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 793-2219
Fax: (315) 793-6340
Does_Utica@labor.state.ny.us

1

14

3

Working Solutions One Stop Center
320 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, New York 13350
Phone: (315) 867-1400
hceta@herkimercounty.org

0

14

4

Working Solutions One Stop Center
1006 Oneida Plaza Drive
Oneida, New York 13421
Phone: (315) 363-2400
Fax: (315) 363-4545
madet@co.madison.ny.us

0

14

5

SUNY College at Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY  13820
Phone:  607-436-3500

0

14

6

Lyndon State College
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
P. O. Box 919
Lyndonville, VT  05851
Phone:  802-626-6238
lsc-metchair@lyndonstate.edu 

0

0

7

Herkimer County Community College
Career Counseling Services
100 Reservoir Rd., RMCC 265
Herkimer, NY  13350
Phone:  315-866-0300 x8284
Fax:  315-866-0706 

0

14

8

Utica School of Commerce
201 Bleecker Street
Utica, NY  13501
Phone:  1-800-321-4872
Fax:  315-733-9281

0

14

9

SUNY IT
Attn:  Anthony Panebianco
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY  13502
Phone:  315-792-7500

0

12

10

Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY  13501
Phone:  315-792-5400

0

12

11

Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
Career Development Center
215 University Place
Syracuse, NY  13244-2100
belichti@syr.edu

2

14

12

Penn State University
Department of Meteorology
503 Walker Building
University Park, PA  16802-5013
Phone:  814-865-0478
Fax:  814-865-9429
meteojobs@meteo.psu.edu 

0

0

13

SUNY at Albany
DAES-ES351
Albany, NY  12222
Phone:  518-442-4556
Fax:  518-442-5825

0  

0

14

NAACP - Utica Chapter
1212 Seymour Ave.
Utica, NY  13501-4006l
Phone:  315-765-0983
uticanaacp@aol.com

0

14

15

NAACP - Utica Chapter
6068 Shed Road
Rome, NY  13440
Phone:  315-337-0407

0

14

16

NAACP - Syracuse. P.O. Box 397
Syracuse, NY  13205
Phone:  315-422-6933

0

14

17

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
1721 Black River Blvd.
Rome, NY  13440
Phone:  315-339-2649
Fax:  315-336-0749

0

14

18

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
401 E. German Street
Herkimer, NY  13350
Phone:  315-866-0030
Fax:  315-866-2523

0

2

19

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
1100 Miller Street
Utica, NY  13501
Phone:  315-733-4873
Fax:  315-733-8928

0

13

20

Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY  13323
Phone:  315-859-4011

0

14

21

SUNY Oswego
7060 Route 104
Oswego, NY  13126-3599
Phone:  315-312-3065

1

9

22

Utica College
Office of Career Services
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY  13502
Phone:  315-792-3087
Fax:  315-792-3370
careerservices@utica.edu

1

14

23

NYS Teamsters - Local 182
110 Lomond Court
Utica, NY  13502
315-724-3111

0

14

24

MV Resource Center for Refugees
309 Genesee Street
Utica, NY  13501
Phone:  315-738-1083
Fax:  315-738-1168
info@mvrcr.org

0

14

25

Colgate University
13 Oak Drive.
Hamilton, NY  13346
Phone:  315-228-1000

0

14

26

NYS Broadcasters Association
1805 Western Avenue
Albany, NY  12203
Phone:  518-456-8888
Fax:  518-456-8943
info@nysbroadcasters.org

0

14

27

Neighborhood Center
293 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone:  315-272-2600

0

14

28

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY  14850
Phone:  607-274-3590

1

14

29

Cornell University
1123 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853
Phone:  607-255-3034

0

0

30

NYS Education Department
VESID
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY  13501
Phone:  315-793-2536
Fax:  315-793-2724

0

12

31

Utica Community Action
253 Genesee Street
Utica, NY  13501
Phone:  315-797-6473

0

14

32

SUNY Brockport
Dept. of Earth Sciences 
Lennon Hall 
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY  14420
Phone:  585-395-2636

0

0

33

Frank N. Magid & Associates, Inc.
1775 Broadway, Suite 1401
New York, NY  10019
Phone:  212-515-4520
Fax:  212-515-4540
newyork@magid.com

0

12

34

WKTV
Attn:  Human Resources
P.O. Box 2
Utica, NY  13503
Phone:  315-733-0404

0

14

 

INTERNET SITES & OTHER

 

 

35

www.wktv.com

9

14

36

www.regionalhelpwanted.com

0

0

37

www.spotsndots.com

0

0

38

www.magid.com

0

12

39

www.tvjobs.com

4

14

40

www.medialine.com

1

14

41

www.sbe.org

0

0

42

Word of Mouth

13

14

43

In-House Postings

3

14

44

Walk-In Applicants

0

14

45

Job Fairs

0

14

46

SUNY at Alfred
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY  14802
Phone:  607-587-4060

0

0

47

http://www.ziprecruiter.com

4

6

48

http://www.jobrapido.com

0

0

49

Staffworks
600 French Road
New Hartford , NY 13413
315-735-5050

0

3

50

NewsCheckMedia LLC
24 West Lancaster Ave.,
Suite 205 
Ardmore, PA 19003

1

1


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.


February 2016:


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.

March 2016:

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.

April 2016:

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.

May 2016:

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.

June 2016:

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.

July 2016:

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.

August 2016:

Newsroom hosted a tour of Troop 111 Boy Scouts from Whitesboro.
Newsroom hosted a tour group from the ARC of Oneida County.

September 2016:

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.

October 2016:

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.

November 2016:

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

December 2016:

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.

January 2016:

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.