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WKTV EEO Reports 2007-2008

By (BI) Jay LaPlante


 

WKTV - NEWSChannel 2
UTICA, NY
Annual EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
February 1, 2007 – January 31, 2008

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 2/1/07 - 1/31/08


Full Time Position
Recruitment Sources Used (code)*
Recuitment Source for Successful Candidate (code)*
Total Number Interviewed From All Sources
1
Account Executive

2, 4, 8, 12, 14-16, 18-19, 21, 23a-23b, 26-27, 41, 44, 45, 47

44
2
2

Account Executive

4, 8, 12, 14-16, 18-19, 21, 23a-23b, 26-27, 41, 44-47

45
1
3

Account Executive

4, 8, 12, 14-16, 18-21, 23a-23b, 27, 41, 42, 44-46

41
3
4
Director

2, 4, 8, 12, 14-16, 18, 20-21, 23a-23b, 26, 27, 41, 44, 45, 47

45
2
5

Engineer

2, 4, 12, 14-16, 18, 20-21, 23a-23b, 26, 27, 41, 44, 45, 47

44c
4
6

Anchor/Reporter/Producer

1-32, 39, 41-44, 47-49

47 4
7 Anchor/Reporter/Producer

1-32, 39, 41-44, 47-49

39
5
8 Digital Media Manager

1-32, 39, 41-44, 47-49

44
2
9 AM Producer

1-32, 39, 41-44, 47-49

42
5
10 Evening Newscast Producer

1-32, 39, 41-44, 47-49

47 
11 Overnight Producer
Fill-in Anchor 

1-32, 39, 41-44, 47-49

42 
12 Internet Account Manager 2-4, 8, 12, 14-16, 18, 21, 23a, 26-27, 41-44, 45-47 45 1

*See codes listed below under Recruitment Sources

Total Number Interviewed During Period: 35

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 2/1/07 - 1/31/08

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 Veterans’ Service Agency
800 Park Ave.
Utica, NY 13501
Mike Clark, Director
(315) 798-5830
mclark@co.oneida.ny.us
0 11
2 Herkimer County Community College Career Center
100 Reservoir Rd., Herkimer, NY 13350
Peter Fagan
(315) 866-0300 ext.284
faganpa@hccc.suny.edu
0 11
3 Mohawk Valley Center Employment Unit
309 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501
Regina Kellogg
(315) 738-1083
reginak@mvcr.org
0 11
4 Working Solutions Employment Center
207 Genesee St.  Suite 201, Utica, NY 13501
Michael Jordan
(315) 793-2186
working-solutions.org
usamij@labor.state.ny.us
1 6
5 City of Rome
198 North Washington St.,Suite 2B, Rome, NY 13440
Jonathan H. Sears
339-7647 or 339-7788
0 6
6 SUNY Oneonta
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY
13820
1 1
7 Cosmopolitan Center
470 Whitesboro St., Utica, NY 13502
Harold J. McLeod, Exec. Dir
(315) 735-7525 Ext.221
0 11
8 SUNY Institute of Technology
PO Box 3050, Utica, NY 13504
Anthony Panebianco
(315) 792-7191
panebia@sunyit.edu
0 11
9 VESID   
(Vocational & Ed. Services for individualsw/disabilities)
207 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501
Jim Vaccaro
(315) 793-2513
jvaccaro@mail.nysed.gov
0 11
10 St. Paul’s Baptist Church
219 Leah St., Utica, NY 13501
Rev. Tim Wilkerson
(315) 735-2396
0 6
11 Utica City School District
1115 Mohawk St., Utica, NY 13501
James Salamy, Placement Dir.
(315) 792-2243
jsalamy@uticaschools.org
 
0 11
12 Hamilton College
Maurice Horowitch Career Center
198 College Hill Rd.,  Clinton, NY 13323
Cathy Milner
(315) 859-4386
cmilner@hamilton.edu
0 11
13 MVCAA, Inc.
207 N. James St., Rome, NY 13440
M. McReynolds
(315) 334-4815
0 6
14 Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica, NY 13502
Ann Campbell
(315) 792-3087 Career Serv. or (315) 792-3276 H.R.
0 11
15 Colgate University
13 Oak Drive., Hamilton, NY 13346
Eric Summers
(315) 228-1000
esummers@mail.colgate.edu
0 11
16 New York State Broadcasters Assn.
115A Great Oaks Blvd., Albany, NY 12203
Sandy  Hickey
518-456-8888
sandy@nysbroadcastersassn.org
0 11
17 United Teamsters Local 182
5 Rutger Park, Utica, NY 13501
Bruce Hairston
(315) 724-3111
teamsterabh@msn.com
0 11
18 Working Solutions Placement Office
11012 Sherman Dr.  AB 128, Utica, NY 13501
Morris Pearson
(315) 792-5488
mpearson@mvcc.edu
0 11
19 Affirmative Action
MVPC
1213 Court St.
Utica, NY 13502
0 11
20 Affirmative Action Office               
Utica City Hall
1 Kennedy Plaza
Utica, NY 13501
0 11
21 MVCC Career Center
1101 Sherman Dr., Rm. AB 161, Utica, NY 13501
Morris Pearson
(315) 792-5488
1 11
22 Mohawk Valley Refugee Resource Center
1119 Elm St.
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 738-1083
0 11
23a NAACP – Utica Chapter
512 Melvin Rd.
Utica, NY 13502
0 11
23b NAACP - Rome Branch
6068 Shed Road., Rome NY 13440
(315) 337-0407
0 11
24 Neighborhood Center
293 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
Kimberly Booth
(315) 733-7058
0 11
25 New Hope Baptist Church
321 W. Bloomfield St.
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 337-5608
0 6
26 New York State Dept. of Labor
207 Genesee St.
Room 203
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 793-2267
0 11
27 Oneida Co. Employment & Training
800 Park Ave.
Utica, NY 13501
Raymond Arcuri
(315) 798-5015
0 11
28 Rome Voluntary Action
327 West Thomas St.
Rome, NY 13440
0 11
29 St. Matthew Temple Church
110 Washington St.
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 732-3860
0 6
30 Utica Community Action
253 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
0 11
31 Rome City Schools
112 East Thomas St.
Rome, NY 13440
Mona Rice
(315) 338-6537
0 4
32 Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-3011
Ithaca.edu/careers/JoblineonlineHome.html
  8
33 Lyndon State College
Dept. of Meteorology
1001 College Rd.
Lyndonville, VT 05851
Bruce Berryman
0 1
34 SUNY Albany
Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Albany, NY 12222
Michael Landin
0 0
35 SUNY Oswego
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Oswego, NY 13126
Dr. Alfred Stamm
0 0
36 SUNY Oneonta
Earth Sciences Dept.
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
Dr. Jerome B. Blechman
(607) 436-3500
0 0
37 Cornell University
Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
3120 Snee Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Bryan L. Isacks
0 0
38 SUNY Brockport
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Rm. 317 Lennon Hall
Brockport, NY 14420
Jose A. Maliekal
0 0
39 Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244
Michael E. Cremedas
(315) 443-4036
mecremed@syr.edu
1 4
40 Penn State University
Department of Meteorology
608 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Paul Knight
(814) 865-3197
pgk2@psu.edu
0 0
INTERNET SITES
41 www.wktv.com
P.O. Box 2
Utica, NY 13503
Cindy McNicholl
(315) 733-0404
cam@wktv.com                        
13 10
42 TVjobs.com
Mark C. Holloway
admin@tvjobs.com
6 7
43 MediaLine.com
Box 51909
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Mark Shilstone
800-237-8073
medialine@medialine.com
0 5
44 centralnyhelpwanted.com 10 10
44a spotsndots.com 0 1
44b nybroadcasterassn.org 0 5
44c

Sbe.org
9247 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

   
OTHER
45 Word of Mouth Referrals 6 1
46 Walk-in Applicants 2 0
47 In-House Postings 2 10
48 Frank N. Magid Associates
One Research Way
Marion, Iowa
Barbara Frye
(319) 377-7345
bfrye@magid.com
1 4
49 Job Fairs 3 11
50 Rutgers University 0 0

 

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 2007:

--Andrea Bullard and Evan White participated in the "Dancing with the Stars" to benefit the Good News Foundation.
--Pat Bailey participated in the American Red Cross Mohawk Valley Chapter Chili Challenge.

MARCH 2007: 

--News Staff and other WKTV Personnel participated in Utica's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
--Bill Kardas speaks to residents of the Folts Home in Herkimer.
--Bill Kardas reads to students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Utica.

APRIL 2007: 

--Don Shipman and Kristen Copeland judged/participated in the "It's a Zoo" competition. 

MAY 2007:

--Don Shipman and Andrea Bullard participate in Annual Riggie Fest.

JUNE 2007:

--Don Shipman and Andrea Bullard participate in Cooperstown Bicentennial Parade.

JULY 2007:

--Staff participates in Annual Utica July 4th Parade..

SEPTEMBER 2007:

--Don Shipman and Andrea Bullard participate as judges in the Wiggle Waggle Walk-A-Thon to benefit Stevens-Swan Humane Society.
--Co-hosted Society of Broadcast Engineers Annual Convention.  Chief Engineer was responsible for organizing the event which was attended by engineers and vendors displaying the latest technology available in the television industry.

OCTOBER 2007:

--Pat Bailey participates at FBLA Breakfast in Little Falls.
--Brian Sandler speaks at Career Day at Utica School of Commerce.
--Adam Musyt speaks to Herkimer County Chapter of the AARP.
--Co-sponsored Local Job Fair in October 2007.  News Director Steve McMurray, Sales Manager Frank Abbadessa and Operations Manager Dave Streeter represented WKTV.  Over 100 people attended.  WKTV received applications for positions in news, production, and sales.

NOVEMBER 2007:

--Don Shipman and Andrea Bullard participate in Career Day at Sauquoit Valley Central School.
--Kristen Copeland participates in Career Day at New Hartford High School.
--Joleen Ferris emceed and hosted the American Girl Fashion Show at Turning Stone Casino.
--Brian Sandler speaks at Career Day at Utica School of Commerce.
--Bill Kardas speaks at Remsen Elementary High School.
--Bill Kardas cooks at Gourmet Guys to the Rescue event to benefit the Utica Rescue Mission.

DECEMBER 2007:

--Pat Bailey participates in Clinton Middle School Career Day.
--Evan White reads to Middle School Students at Donovan Middle School in Utica.
--Susan Campbell addresses reporting class at Syracuse University.
--Bill Kardas speaks to Mohawk Valley PC Users Group.
--Bill Kardas speaks to New Hartford Boy Scouts.
--Bill Kardas speaks at NY Mills Elementary.
--Steve McMurray attended the YWCA Racial Justice Seminar and Training.

JANUARY 2008:

--The station invited a local Cub Scout troop to tour and meet with the staff.  Matt Lanza, Pat Bailey & Bill Kardas addressed the group.


Throughout the year, WKTV provides education internship programs.  Three Syracuse University students interned throughout the year in the news department.  The result of which was the hiring of one as a general reporter.  During the spring 2007 semester, 7-8 Utica College students interned in the news department to gain a better understanding on how news is gathered and prepared for daily newscasts.

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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