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WKTV EEO Reports February 2011-2012

WKTV - NEWSChannel 2
UTICA, NY
Annual EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
February 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012

Statement of EEO Policy
WKTV-NEWSChannel 2 and the Smith Broadcasting Group 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 2/1/11 - 1/31/12


Full Time Position

Recruitment Sources Used (code)*

Recruitment Source for Successful Candidate (code)*

Total Number Interviewed From All Sources

1

Overnight Producer

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45

35,42

3

2

General Assignment Reporter

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42,43, 44, 45

33

3

3

General Assignment Reporter

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42,43, 44, 45

40

3
 

4

IT Engineer

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42,43, 44, 45

39

9

5

Master Control Operator

2-4, 6, 8, 14, 16-18, 20-21, 41-42, 44c, 45, 47

35

3

6 IT Engineer

2-5, 9-11, 14-16, 22, 26, 34-35, 40, 42-44, 46

35

19

*See codes listed below under Recruitment Sources

Total Number Interviewed During Period: 40

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, P.O. Box 2, Utica, NY 13503. Below is the station’s current active list:

*Recruitment Sources 2/1/10 - 1/31/11

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
 

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
 

0
 

6
 

3
 

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

0
 

6

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

6

5
 

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

0
 

6

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
 

5

8
 

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

0
 

5

9
 

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

0
 

1

10
 

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

0
 

1
 

11
 

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

 

0
 

6

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
 

1
 

6

15
 

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

0
 

6

16
 

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

0
 

6
 

17
 

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

0
 

18
 

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

0
 

5
 

19
 

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

0
 

0
 

20
 

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

0
 

5

21
 

SUNY Oswego
Dept. of Earth Sciences
7060 Route 104
Oswego, NY  13126-3599
Phone:  315-312-3065
 

0

5

22
 

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

0
 

6

23
 

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

0
 

5

24
 

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

0
 

5

25
 

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

0
 

5

26
 

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

0
 

6

27
 

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

0
 

5
 

28
 

Ithaca College
Dept. of Journalism
Ithaca, NY  14850
Phone:  607-274-3590

0
 

5
 

29
 

Cornell University
Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
1123 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853
Phone:  607-255-3034
 

0
 

5
 

30
 

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

0
 

31
 

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

0
 

5
 

32
 

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


 

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
 

5
 

34
 

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

0
 

6
 

  INTERNET SITES    

35
 

www.wktv.com
 

0
 

6
 

36
 

www.regionalhelpwanted.com
 

0
 

0
 

37
 

www.spotsndots.com
 

0
 

0
 

38
 

www.magid.com
 

0
 

5
 

39
 

www.tvjobs.com
 

0

5
 

40
 

www.medialine.com
 

0
 

6
 

41
 

www.sbe.org
                       

7

0

 

OTHER

   

42
 

Word of Mouth
 

4

6
 

43
 

In-House Postings
 

2
 

6

44
 

Walk-In Applicants
 

0
 

6

45

Job Fairs

0

5

46

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

0 1

 

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.

 

Below is a list of activities the station has participated in during this current reporting period.

February 2011: 
Gary Liberatore and Caroline Gable participate in charity dance competition for Good News Foundation

March 2011:
News Staff and other WKTV Personnel participated in Utica’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

April 2011:

May 2011:
Steve McMurray assists group presentations at Leadership Mohawk Valley graduation.
Steve McMurray speaks to 4-H Govt. Intern Program in Oneida County.

June 2011:
Dave Dellecese serves breakfast at fundraiser for Herk. Co. Historical Society

July 2011:

August 2011:

September 2011:
Dave Dellecese participates in Genesis Group Media Forum

October 2011:
Kristen Copeland emcees event raising money for medical imaging for St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Steve McMurray participates in Leadership Mohawk Valley Media Day
Kristen Copeland participates in panel discussion to help students prepare for life after college.
Dave Dellecese moderates political forum in Herkimer regarding upcoming legislative elections.
Kristen Copeland speaks to High School Students at New Hartford High School Career Day.
Bill Kardas participates in Gourmet Guys to the Rescue to benefit the Utica Rescue Mission.
Bill Kardas speaks to school students at Dolgeville Elem. School.
Tom McNicholl chairs the 2 day SBE Chapter 22 Broadcast and Technology Expo at Turning Stone in Verona.  He also attends monthly planning meetings for this event.

November 2011:
Steve McMurray moderates political forum in Ilion regarding upcoming legislative elections.
Bill Kardas speaks to school students at Jefferson Elem. School.
Bill Kardas speaks to school students at Watson Williams Elem. School.
Bill Kardas speaks to school students at NY Mills Elem. School.
Kristen Copeland and Bill Kardas speak to Middle School students at Sauquoit Middle School
Kristen Copeland, Hilary Lane, Dave Dellecese, Steve McMurray appear at Stuff the Bus Campaign raising money and toys for less fortunate children

December 2011:
Adam Musyt, Bill Kardas, Megan Koskovich, and Lexie O’Connor appear at Stuff the Bus Campaign raising money and toys for less fortunate children
Dave Dellecese and Bill Kardas read to children at Barnes and Noble.
Bill Kardas, Jill Reale, Adam Musyt attend SKYWARN Training Class

January 2012:
Bill Kardas made weather presentation at West Winfield Elementary School
Bill Kardas hosted HCCC Job Shadow
Megan Koskovich and Don Shipman judged a skating competition in New Hartford.



Throughout the year, WKTV provides educational internships to area college students.  The goal of which is to provide students with a better understanding of how television stations operate.  Internships in 2011 included high school students from the Regional Program for Excellence.  These students completed weekly internships in the engineering and broadcast production departments.

Throughout the reporting year, WKTV provides internal opportunities for its employees to develop their skills and cross-train them in other areas.  Over the past year, WKTV has provided third-party supervised training in the areas of sales, production, engineering and news.

WKTV provides its on-air newspeople counseling and training three times a year from the station's news consultant, Frank N. Magid & Associates.

 

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