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WLS-TV 2008 EEO Report

WLS-TV ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC REPORT, AUGUST 1, 2003

WLS-TV ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT, AUGUST 1, 2008

 

 

This Annual EEO Public File Report is filed on behalf of WLS-TV (the "Station") in compliance with the FCC's EEO reporting requirements. 

 

This report includes information from July 16, 2007 through July 15, 2008, and will be placed in the Station's public files and on the Station's website as of August 1, 2008.

 

General Policy

 

WLS-TV has a longstanding commitment to a policy of equal employment and advancement opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, gender, marital status, religion, age, national origin or citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

 

This commitment to fair employment practices applies to every aspect of the employment process to ensure that equal consideration is extended to all employees and applicants in recruitment, selection procedures, employee development, performance evaluation, promotions, transfers, benefits and other aspects of employment. 

 

It is WLS-TV's policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific recruitment, outreach, hiring, promotion and other practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity.

 

WLS-TV is engaged in a continual effort to evaluate the effectiveness of its EEO outreach and recruitment program and to improve and refine it as needed by monitoring the responses that are received and ensuring that the interviewing pool for the positions it fills includes a large number of qualified applicants from diverse sources.  WLS-TV continually modifies and regularly expands its recruitment program as needed to fulfill these goals.

 

Responsibility

 

Emily Barr, President and General Manager of WLS-TV, is in charge of the implementation and administration of the Equal Opportunity Programs and the accuracy of the information in this report.


Job Vacancy Information

 

WLS-TV is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to meeting and surpassing the Station's EEO information dissemination obligations.  With one exception, notices of all full-time job vacancies were posted on the Station's website, on the website of The Walt Disney Company, its ultimate parent company, and on the Illinois Broadcasters Association website.  Notices of those job openings were also sent to other professional groups and minority and women's organizations that requested such notification or that the Station believed could be useful referral sources.  In addition, The Walt Disney Company sent notices of all those full-time vacancies to Direct Employers, which in turns sent these notices on to a large number of nonprofit organizations across the country.  See Attachment A, the Station's Recruitment Source List, for names, addresses, contact names and numbers of the organizations to which the Station directly sends notices of job openings.  See Attachment B for the Direct Employers Association Network Sites. 

 

The Station also advertises many of its job openings in publications and on job-related websites calculated to reach a variety of other qualified applicants.  The publications used to advertise particular job openings are listed in Attachment C.   

 

The Station will continue to actively seek out new recruitment sources to ensure that word of all job openings is distributed to a broad pool of potential applicants. 

 

 

Positions Filled

 

During the reporting period (July 16, 2007 through July 15, 2008), WLS-TV filled seventeen full-time job vacancies.  See Attachment C for information about the recruitment initiatives used and the results of those recruitment initiatives.

 

 

Supplemental Recruitment Measures

 

(A) Internship Program:  WLS-TV is continuing to offer internships during each fall, winter/spring and summer sessions to college and university students (including women and minorities).  An internship generally lasts 12-15 weeks, with each student working about 20 hours per week for school credit.  To recruit college interns, our Internship Coordinator goes to several colleges and works directly with the Internship Directors at each school.  Information about the internship program is also on the Station's website.

 

Those who have successfully completed the Station internship program have often received full-time paid positions in broadcasting after graduation.  By way of example:

 

·          Two of the Station's former interns became General Assignment Reporters at other television stations.

 

·          One former intern became employed as an Account Executive in ABC National TV Sales and has since been promoted to Vice President, Local Sales Manager at WLS-TV. 

 

·          One former intern was hired by ABC-TV as a Sales Assistant in Network Sales and another as a Sales Assistant for WLS-TV.  The Sales Assistant for WLS-TV has since been promoted to a Marketing Sales Associate.

 

·          A former intern was hired by WLS-TV as an Account Executive.

 

·          In 2004 three former interns were hired as freelance employees by WLS-TV, one in Programming, one in Accounting and one in News. 

 

·          In 2005 two former interns were hired as freelance employees by WLS-TV in News.

 

·          In 2006 two former interns were hired as freelance employees by WLS-TV in News.

 

See Attachment D for a description of internship opportunities and a list of the schools

the interns attend.

 

(B) Job Fairs:  In August of 2007, the Station hosted a booth at the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) Convention.  Executive Producer Anthony Shute, who has input into hiring decisions, attended and collected resumes of potential job applicants.  Mr. Shute reviewed applicant reels and offered journalistic counseling pertaining to what hiring managers look for when screening audition tapes.

 

In August of 2007, the Station hosted a booth at the AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) Convention.  Executive Producer Wilson Toy, who has input into hiring decisions, attended and collected resumes of potential job applicants.  Mr. Toy reviewed applicant reels and offered journalistic counseling pertaining to what hiring managers look for when screening audition tapes.

 

In November of 2007, the Station hosted a booth at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting Job Fair.  H.R./Payroll Coordinator William Barroso, who screens resumes and applications for other departments, attended and collected resumes of potential job applicants.

 

(C) Career Days:  Over the past year, some of the Station's on-air-talent have given career-oriented talks at the following locations:

 

Mike Caplan, news anchor

Country Meadows School  Long Grove, IL  October 23, 2007

Woodland Intermediate School  Gurnee, IL  November 6, 2007

 

Paul Meinke, news reporter

DePaul University  Chicago, IL  November 2007

 

Phil Schwarz, news anchor

Edison Elementary School  Elmhurst, IL  October 29, 2007

Jackson Elementary School  Elmhurst, IL  January 14, 2008

Field School  Elmhurst, IL  April 28, 2008

Gavin Middle School  Ingleside, IL  April 28, 2008

 

Rosalyn Varon, news anchor

Roosevelt Middle School  River Forest  May 15, 2008

 

(D) Media Trade Group Postings:  During the reporting period, the Station posted all of its full-time job openings on the employment page of the website of the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

 

 

Efforts to Improve Mailing List and Recruitment Methodology

 

In an effort to expand and improve its organizational mailing list, the Station has a notice on its website and has aired a 15-second spot on both the analog and high definition simulcast channels as well as the station's second high definition channel requesting that organizations interested in being added to our mailing list contact us.  The 15-second spot aired twice in February 2008 and once a month between March and June of 2008 on the analog and high definition simulcast channels and once a month between January and June of 2008 on the second high definition channel. 

 

The station regularly assesses and improves recruitment methods and sources by analyzing their effectiveness and making any necessary changes.

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT A

 

WLS-TV RECRUITMENT SOURCE LIST

For the Entire Period 07/16/07  07/15/08

 

602 Communications - 1011 Lyndhurst Falls Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545

Contact Sandy Lizik Phone (919) 217-4438.  Effective 11/15/2007

 

Chicago Urban League -220 South State Street  Suite 1100 - Chicago, Illinois 60604

Contact Joe O. Gray - Phone  (312) 692-0766 - Fax  (312) 692-0769

 

Direct Employers Association  See Attachment B       

 

Harold Washington College - 30 East Lake Street - Chicago, Illinois 60601     

Contact Ollie Horan  Phone (312) 553-5667  Fax (312) 553-3130

 

*Hull House Association - LeClaire-Hearst Community Center - 4340 South Lamon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60638  

Contact Samantha Miller  Phone (773) 767-1516  Fax (773) 767-6398

 

Illinois Broadcasters Association Website - www.ilba.org

 

Illinois Center for Broadcasting - 55 West 22nd St. Suite 240, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone (630) 916-1700.  Effective 11/15/2007

Email placement.chicago@beonair.com

 

Illinois Department of Human Services - 401 South Clinton Street - Chicago, Illinois 60607

Contact Job Board  Phone (312) 814-4392  Fax (312) 814-2378

E-mail  DHSD3232@dhs.state.il.us

 

*Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans  3800 W. Division Street -

Stone Park, Illinois 60165

Contact Marie Palello  Phone (708) 450-9050  Fax (708) 450-9065

E-mail jccia@voyager.net     

Website  www.jccia.com

 

Latino Council on Media - 2011 West Pershing Road - Chicago, Illinois 60609            

Contact Mary Gonzalez-Koenig  Phone (773) 247-1778  Fax (773) 247-3924

E-mail  marygkoenig@scj-usa.org

 

NAACP - 800 East 78th Street - Chicago, Illinois 60619                                             

Contact Rev. James Demus  Phone (773) 487-9600  Fax (773) 487-9633

 

*NABET  CWA Local 41  (National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians) 203 North Wabash Avenue  Suite 2118  Chicago, Illinois  60601

Contact Charlie Braico  Phone (312) 372-4111  Fax (312) 372-4115

E-mail charlieb@nabet41.org

Website NABET 41.org

 

*NABET  CWA  (National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians)

501 3rd Street, N.W., Washington DC  20001-2797

Contact John Clark -  Phone (202) 434-1254  Fax (202) 434-1426

For NABET positions only

 

NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) - 8701A Adelphi Road - Adelphi, MD  20783

Contact Warren Paul  Phone (301) 445-7100 - Fax (301) 445-7101

Website www.nabj.org

 

NABJ Chicago - 190 North State  11th Floor - Chicago, Illinois 60601          

Contact Marsha Eaglin  Phone (312) 750-7704  Fax (312) 750-7701

E-mail  secretary@nabjchicago.org

 

NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists) - 1000 National Press Building

529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC  20045-2001                                

Contact Job Bank Coordinator  Phone (202) 662-7145  Fax (202) 662-7144

E-mail  jobbank@nahj.org

 

NLGJA (National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association) - 1420 K Street, NW

Suite 910 - Washington, DC  20005                                        

Contact L. Spencer  Phone (202) 588-9888  Fax (202) 588-1818

E-mail  info@nlgja.org

 

Operation PUSH, Inc. - 930 East 50th Street - Chicago, Illinois 60615                        

Contact Marnie Trotter - Phone (773) 373-3366 - Fax  (773) 373-3571

 

Spanish Coalition for Jobs - 2011 West Pershing Road - Chicago, Illinois 60609

Contact Sandra Luna  Phone (773) 247-0707  Fax (773) 247-4975

 

Television Bureau of Advertising - 3 East 54th Street - New York, NY  10022 

Contact Job Bank Coordinator  Phone (212) 486-1111  Fax (212) 935-5631

E-mail hope@tvb.org

 

*TVJobs.Com - P.O. Box 4116 - Oceanside, CA  92052                                           

Contact Mark Holloway  Phone (760) 754-8177  Fax (760) 754-2115

Website  www.tvjobs.com  

 

United Cerebral Palsy Association  325 North Wells Street  Suite 321 

Chicago, Illinois 60610

Contact Angela Welch  Phone (312) 464-1608 Fax  (312) 464-1646

E-mail  awelch@ucpnet.org

 

Westside Business Improvement - 5427 West Madison - Chicago, Illinois 60644                     

Contact Kimberly Richardson  Phone (773) 921-0166  Fax (773) 921-0935

 

WLS-TV Website

www.abc7chicago.com

 

Women Employed - 111 North Wabash - Suite 1300 - Chicago, Illinois 60602                      

Contact Maritza Gonzalez  Phone (312) 782-3902  Fax (312) 782-5249

E-mail  info@womenemployed.org

 

*Worknet Chicago  10456 South Halsted  Chicago, Illinois  60628 

Contact Doug Nestingen  Phone (773) 233-4364  Fax (773) 298-0810

E-mail dnestingen@desiatchicago.com

 

Youth Job Center of Evanston - 1114 Church Street - Evanston, Illinois 60201

Contact James Sibley  Phone (847) 964-5627  Fax (847) 864-3098

 

* These organizations explicitly requested to be placed on the Station's Recruitment Source List

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT B

 

DirectEmployers Association Network Sites

 

JobCentral.com - National Labor Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

AK.JobCentral.com

AK

 

NE.JobCentral.com

NE

 

 

AL.JobCentral.com

AL

 

NV.JobCentral.com

NV

 

 

AR.JobCentral.com

AR

 

NH.JobCentral.com

NH

 

 

AZ.JobCentral.com

AZ

 

NJ.JobCentral.com

NJ

 

 

CA.JobCentral.com

CA

 

NM.JobCentral.com

NM

 

 

CO.JobCentral.com

CO

 

NY.JobCentral.com

NY

 

 

CT.JobCentral.com

CT

 

NC.JobCentral.com

NC

 

 

DE.JobCentral.com

DE

 

ND.JobCentral.com

ND

 

 

FL.JobCentral.com

FL

 

OH.JobCentral.com

OH

 

 

GA.JobCentral.com

GA

 

OK.JobCentral.com

OK

 

 

HI.JobCentral.com

HI

 

OR.JobCentral.com

OR

 

 

IA.JobCentral.com

IA

 

PA.JobCentral.com

PA

 

 

ID.JobCentral.com

ID

 

RI.JobCentral.com

RI

 

 

IL.JobCentral.com

IL

 

SC.JobCentral.com

SC

 

 

IN.JobCentral.com

IN

 

SD.JobCentral.com

SD

 

 

KS.JobCentral.com

KS

 

TN.JobCentral.com

TN

 

 

KY.JobCentral.com

KY

 

TX.JobCentral.com

TX

 

 

LA.JobCentral.com

LA

 

UT.JobCentral.com

UT

 

 

MA.JobCentral.com

MA

 

VT.JobCentral.com

VT

 

 

MD.JobCentral.com

MD

 

VA.JobCentral.com

VA

 

 

ME.JobCentral.com

ME

 

WA.JobCentral.com

WA

 

 

MI.JobCentral.com

MI

 

DC.JobCentral.com

Washington,DC.

 

 

MN.JobCentral.com

MN

 

WV.JobCentral.com

WV

 

 

MO.JobCentral.com

MO

 

WI.JobCentral.com

WI

 

 

MS.JobCentral.com

MS

 

WY.JobCentral.com

WY

 

 

MT.JobCentral.com

MT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity

 

 

Other

 

Global

 

DiversityWorking.com

 

 

About.com

Just-posted.com

Indeed Canada

 

Vetsuccess.gov/jobs

 

 

Clusty.com

LinkedIN.com

Japan.recruit.net

 

Disaboom

 

Google

Local.com

China.recruit.net

 

disABLEdperson.com

 

Google Desktop

Lycos Classifieds

HongKong.recruit.net

 

JobCentral Diversity

 

 

GoSasa.com

MammaJobs

India.recruit.net

 

OCCMundial

 

 

Indeed

Myway.com

Australia.recruit.net

 

MultiCultural Womens'

     Council

 

 

Info.com

New York Times

Singapore.recruit.net

 

 

Jobalot

Oodle.com

Jobespresso.net - Italy

 

 

 

 

JobCental Myspace

SimplyHired 50+

Jobrapido.at - Austria

 

 

 

 

Jobs.myspace

SimplyHired.com

Jobrapido.br - Brazil

 

 

 

 

Jobsource.info

Snap.com

Jobrapido.ch - Switzerland

 

 

 

 

Juju.com

TalentPlanet.com

Jobrapido.co.uk - UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobrapido.de - Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobrapido.es - Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobrapido.ie - Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobrapido.nl - Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jumpstation.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

States

Metro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alabama

Birmingham

Huntsville

Mobile

Montgomery

 

 

 

Alaska

Anchorage

Fairbanks

Juneau

 

 

 

 

Arizona

Flagstaff

Phoenix

Tucson

 

 

 

 

Arkansas

Fayetteville

Little Rock

 

 

 

 

 

California

Bakersfield

Fresno

Lancaster

Los Angeles

Modesto

 

 

 

Oakland

Sacramento

Salinas

San Bernardino

San Diego

 

 

 

San Francisco

San Jose

Santa Clara

Stockton

Vellejo

 

 

Colorado

Colorado Springs

Denver

Fort Collins

Pueblo

 

 

 

Connecticut

Bridgeport

Hartford

New Haven

Stamford

Waterbury

 

 

Delaware

Dover

Wilmington

 

 

 

 

 

District of Columbia

Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida

Clearwater

Fort Lauderdale

Jacksonville

Miami

Orlando

 

 

 

St. Petersburg

Tallahassee

Tampa

 

 

 

 

Georgia

Athens

Atlanta

Augusta

Columbus

Savannah

 

 

Hawaii

Hilo

Honolulu

 

 

 

 

 

Idaho

Boise

Pocatello

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois

Aurora

Chicago

Joliet

Peoria

Rockford

 

 

 

Springfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana

Evansville

Fort Wayne

Gary

Indianapolis

South Bend

 

 

Iowa

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas

Kansas City

Topeka

Wichita

 

 

 

 

Kentucky

Frankfurt

Lexington

Louisville

 

 

 

 

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Lafayette

New Orleans

Shreveport

 

 

 

Maine

Augusta

Portland

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland

Annapolis

Baltimore

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts

Boston

Springfield

Worcester

 

 

 

 

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Battle Creek

Detroit

Grand Rapids

Lansing

 

 

Minnesota

Minneapolis

St. Paul

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi

Gulfport

Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

Missouri

Independence

Jefferson City

Kansas City

Springfield

St. Louis

 

 

Montana

Billings

Helena

 

 

 

 

 

Nebraska

Lincoln

Omaha

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada

Carson City

Las Vegas

Reno

 

 

 

 

New Hampshire

Concord

Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey

Elizabeth

Jersey City

Newark

Paterson

Trenton

 

 

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Santa Fe

 

 

 

 

 

New York

Albany

Buffalo

Elmira

New York

Rochester

 

 

 

Syracuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina

Asheville

Charlotte

Fayettesville

Greensboro

Raleigh

 

 

 

Durham

Winston-Salem

 

 

 

 

 

North Dakota

Bismark

Fargo

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio

Akron

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbus

Dayton

 

 

 

Toledo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Tulsa

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon

Eugene

Portland

Salem

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania

Allentown

Erie

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

 

 

 

Rhode Island

Providence

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Carolina

Charleston

Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota

Pierre

Sioux Falls

 

 

 

 

 

Tennessee

Chattanooga

Clarksville

Knoxville

Memphis

Nashville

 

 

Texas

Abilene

Amarillo

Austin

Beaumont

Brownsville

 

 

 

Corpus Christi

Dallas

El Paso

Fort Worth

Houston

 

 

 

Laredo

Longview

Lubbock

San Antonio

Tyler

 

 

 

Waco

Wichita Falls

 

 

 

 

 

Utah

Provo

Salt Lake City

 

 

 

 

 

Vermont

Burlington

Montpelier

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia

Alexandria

Norfolk

Richmond

Virginia Beach

 

 

 

Washington

Olympia

Seattle

Spokane

Tacoma

 

 

 

West Virginia

Charleston

Huntington

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin

Green Bay

Madison

Milwaukee

 

 

 

 

Wyoming

Casper

Cheyenne

 

 

 

 

 

Military Network

 

JobCentral Veterans

CorporateGray.com

hirevetsfirst.gov

 

 

Alumni Network

 

Abilene Christian University

Brandeis University

Adelphi University

Brazosport College

Adirondack Community College

Brewton-Parker College

Albion College

Brookhaven College

Albright College

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Alcorn State University

Bryant University

Alfred University

Buena Vista University

Allegheny College

Butler University

Alvin Community College

Caldwell College

American University

California Baptist University

American University of Paris

California State University, Bakersfield

Ancilla College

California State University, Chico

Anderson University

California State University, East Bay

Anna Maria College

California State University, Fullerton

Aquinas College

California State University, Long Beach

Arcadia University

California State University, Monterey Bay

Arizona State University (Sun Devil CareerLink) 

California State University, San Marcos

Arkansas State University

California University of Pennsylvania

Arkansas Tech University

Calvin College (CalvinLink) 

Ashford University

Campbell University

Athens State University

Campbellsville University

Auburn University

Capital University

Augusta State University

Carlow University

Augustana College

Carroll College

Augustana College (SD)

Castleton State College

Austin College

Cayuga Community College

Babson College

Cazenovia College

Baker College

Cedar Crest College

Ball State University (Cardinal ViewJobs) 

Central Florida Community College

Barnard College

Central Methodist College

Barton College

Central Michigan University

Baruch College, City University of New York

Central Missouri State University

Belhaven College

Central Piedmont Community College

Belmont Abbey College

Central Texas College

Belmont University

Central Washington University

Beloit College

Centre College

Bemidji State University

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Bennington College

Chattahoochee Technical College

Berkeley College

Chestnut Hill College

Boston College

Chowan College

Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management

Christopher Newport University

Boston University (BU CareerLink) 

City College of Chicago-Truman College

Bowdoin College

Claflin University

Bradley University

Clark University

 

Clarke College

 

 

Alumni Network Continued&

 

Clarkson University

Evangel University

Clemson University

Fairfield University

Coastal Carolina Community College

Farmingdale State University

Coastal Carolina University

Flathead Valley Community College

Coe College

Florida International University (PantherLink) 

Colgate University

Florida Metropolitan University Online (FMU Online) 

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Florida State University (Seminole CareerNet) 

College of Mount St. Joseph

Florida Technical College

College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Floyd College

College of Saint Benedict

Fordham University

Colorado Christian University

Franklin College

Colorado School of Mines

Frostburg State University

Colorado State University, Pueblo

Geneva College

Concordia College

George Mason University

Concordia University, Wisconsin

George Washington University (GWork) 

Concordia University-River Forest, IL

Georgetown University

Connecticut College

Georgia College & State University

Converse College

Georgia Institute of Technology

Corning Community College

Georgia Southwestern State University

Covenant College

Georgia State University

Culver-Stockton College

Gettysburg College

Daniel Webster College

Gonzaga University

Dartmouth College

Goshen College

Delaware State University

Graceland University

Delaware Valley College

Grand Valley State University

Delta State University

Green Mountain College

Denison University

Grove City College

DeSales University

Guilford College

Dickinson College

Gustavus Adolphus College

Dominican University

Hampden-Sydney College

Drew University

Harris-Stowe State College

Drexel University

Hastings College

Drury University

Heidelberg College

Duquesne University

High Point University

East Carolina University

Holy Names University

Eastern Kentucky University

Howard Payne University

Eastern Michigan University

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (Humphrey Career Link) 

Eastern Nazarene College

Hudson County Community College

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell

Hunter College, City University of New York

Eastern Oregon University

Illinois State University

Eastern University

Illinois Wesleyan University

Eastern Washington University

Indiana Institute of Technology

Eckerd College

Indiana State University (Sycamore CAREERlink) 

Elizabethtown College

Indiana University - School of Informatics

Emerson College (EmersonWorks) 

Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bloomington

Emory & Henry College

Indiana University Kokomo

Eureka College

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

 

 

Alumni Network Continued&

 

Indiana University South Bend

Millikin University

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis

Mineral Area College

Indiana University, Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW JobZone) 

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Mississippi State University

Indiana Wesleyan University

Missouri Western State College

Jamestown Community College

Molloy College

John Brown University

Mount Aloysius College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mount Ida College

Johnson State College

Mount Marty College

Juniata College

Mount Olive College

Kansas State University at Salina

Mount St. Mary College

Kaskaskia College

Mount St. Mary's College

Keuka College

Mount Union College

King's College

Mountain Empire Community College

La Salle University

Muhlenberg College

Lafayette College

Murray State College

Lake Forest College

National-Louis University

Lakeland College

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lehigh University

New College of Florida

Lewis & Clark College

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Lewis University

New School University

Liberty University

New York City College of Technology

Long Island University

New York Institute of Technology

Longwood University

New York University (NYU CareerNet) 

Loras College

Newman University

Louisiana State University

Niagara University

Louisiana State University at Eunice

North Carolina State University

Louisiana Tech University

North Central College

Lycoming College

North Park University

Lyndon State College

Northeastern State University

Lyon College

Northeastern University

Macalester College

Northern Arizona University

Manchester College

Northern Illinois University

Marian College of Fond du Lac

Northern Michigan University

Marietta College

Northern State University

Mars Hill College

Northland College

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Wittenberg University

 

Xavier University

 

Yale Divinity School

 

Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University

 

Yavapai College

 

Yeshiva University

 

York College of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT C

 

     POSITIONS FILLED BETWEEN 07/16/07 - 07/15/08

 

 

Listed below are the 18 full-time positions filled at WLS-TV between 07/16/07 and 07/15/08, the recruitment methods used for each, and the sources of interviewed applicants.

 

Maintenance Engineer

Date position was open: 06/12/07

Date position was filled: 08/01/07

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The station also placed an ad in Broadcasting & Cable magazine, TV Technology magazine, and on the TVTechnology.com and VarietyCareers.com websites.

Seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Two applicants from the ABC7 website, four applicants from the TV Technology magazine ad and one in-house vacation relief employee applicant. The candidate hired was the in-house vacation relief employee applicant.

 

Website Producer

Date position was open: 01/15/07

Date position was filled: 08/03/07

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A.

Seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Four applicants from the ABC7 website, one in-house staff employee applicant and two in-house temporary employee applicants. The referral source for the candidate hired was the ABC7 website.

 

Writer/Editor/Producer

Date position was open: 06/25/07

Date position was filled: 9/17/07

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The station also placed an ad in Broadcasting & Cable magazine.

Six people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: One applicant from the ABC7 website, one applicant from the 602 Communications newsletter and four employee referrals. The referral source for the candidate hired was the ABC7 website.

 

IT Engineer

Date position was open: 02/15/07

Date position was filled: 10/26/07

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The Station also placed an ad in Broadcasting & Cable magazine, Television Week magazine, and on the TVWeek.com and VarietyCareers.com websites.

Six people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Two applicants from the Disney Jobs website, one employee referral, one industry referral, one internal ABC O&O station employee and one in-house temporary employee applicant. The candidate hired was the in-house temporary employee applicant.

 

Account Executive

Date position was open: 09/04/07

Date position was filled: 11/13/07

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The Station also placed an ad in the Spots N Dots trade publication, the Cynopsis email newsletter and on the SpotsNDots.com and Cynopsis.com websites.

Twenty-seven people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Nine applicants from the Disney Jobs website, one applicant from the Spots N Dots trade publication, three applicants from the Monster.com job board, six employee referrals and eight industry referrals. The referral source for the candidate hired was the Spots N Dots trade publication.

 

Assistant Controller

Date position was open: 10/31/07

Date position was filled: 12/04/07

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The Station also placed an ad in Broadcasting & Cable magazine and on the VarietyCareers.com website. This position was also promoted at a job fair hosted at The Illinois Center for Broadcasting. 

Six people were interviewed.  Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: One applicant from the ABC7 website, one applicant from the Broadcasting & Cable ad, two employees of other ABC-owned stations, one internal corporate employee and one employee referral. The hired candidate was the Assistant Controller of an ABC-owned station in a smaller market.

 

Executive Producer

Date position was open: 08/27/07

Date position was filled: 12/18/07

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The Station also placed an ad in Broadcasting & Cable magazine, Television Week magazine and on the TVWeek.com website. This position was also exhibited at a job fair hosted at The Illinois Center for Broadcasting. 

Ten people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Four in-house staff employee applicants, three applicants from the Disney Jobs website, one applicant from the Television Week ad, one employee referral and one industry referral. The candidate hired was an in-house staff employee applicant, and the position represented an internal promotion for that employee.

 

Receptionist/Guest Relations

Date position was open: 12/14/07

Date position was filled: 01/11/08

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A.

Six people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Three applicants from the ABC7 website, one applicant from the InDeed.com website, one applicant from a temporary employment agency and one in-house temporary employee applicant. The referral source for the candidate hired was the temporary employment agency.

 

Vice President & General Sales Manager

Date position was open: 12/11/07

Date position was filled: 01/28/08

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The Station also placed an ad on the TVNewsday.com website.

Fifteen people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: Three in-house staff employee applicants, eight employees from other ABC properties, and four industry referrals. The candidate hired was a Vice President with the ABC National TV Sales Department in New York, and this position represented a promotion for him. 

 

Vacation Relief Photographer/Editor/Live Shot Tech

Date positions were open: 11/03/07

Date positions were filled: 02/22/08

The Station posted six positions on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A. The Station also placed an ad in Broadcasting & Cable magazine.

Twelve people were interviewed.  Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows:  Six current in-house vacation relief employee applicants and six in-house daily hire employee applicants. The candidates hired were three in-house daily hire employee applicants and three current in-house vacation relief employees.

 

Programming Producer

Date position was open: 05/02/08

Date position was filled: 05/14/08

Because the Station had a strong candidate who had been working approximately 30 hours a week for several months as a daily hire, full recruitment was not conducted for this position.  Rather, the position was posted internally. 

Two people were interviewed for this position, both of them daily hire employee applicants. The candidate hired was one of the two internal applicants.

The Station has now been advised that, if a similar situation recurs, it should conduct a full-scale recruitment.   

 

Newswriter/Producer

Date position was open: 12/28/07

Date position was filled: 05/09/08

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A.

Five people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: One in-house staff employee, two in-house vacation relief employees and two employee referrals. The candidate hired was an in-house vacation relief employee.

 

Newswriter/Producer

Date position was open: 05/28/08

Date position was filled: 07/05/08

The Station posted the position on the ABC7 website and the Disney Jobs website and faxed or emailed a notice of the position to the organizations listed on Attachment A.

Six people were interviewed. Referral sources of the candidates interviewed were as follows: One applicant from the ABC7 website, one in-house staff employee, one in-house vacation relief employee and three employee referrals. The candidate hired was an in-house vacation relief employee.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT D

 

INTERNS

 

Following is a description of internship opportunities at WLS-TV and a list of the schools that the station's 2007-08 interns attended.

 

NEWS DEPARTMENT

Barnard College                                                           May 2007  August 2007

Colorado College                                                         May 2007  August 2007

Columbia College Chicago                                            September 2007  December 2007

Columbia College Chicago                                            January 2008  May 2008

DePaul University                                                         June 2007  August 2007

DePaul University                                                         September 2007  December 2007

DePaul University                                                         February 2008  May 2008

Illinois Center for Broadcasting                         December 2007  March 2008

Lake Forest College                                                     January 2008  May 2008

Southern Illinois University                                            June 2007  August 2007

University of Illinois  Champaign (2)                May 2007  August 2007

University of Illinois  Champaign                                  January 2008  May 2008

University of Illinois  Chicago                          April 2007  August 2007

University of Tennessee  Knoxville                              May 2007  August 2007

 

Interns are typically assigned to a reporter two days a week and to the news planning department one day a week. 

 

While assigned to reporters, interns work on a variety of stories.  Tasks include researching information and setting up possible interviews. 

 

The news planning department is responsible for collecting, researching and developing future news reports for the ABC7 news department.  The planning editor and planning department researcher (regular staff employees) create a daily sheet, which lists possible reporting ideas. This list is then used the following day in the morning editorial meeting to decide which news reports will be covered. The planning department is also responsible for planning long-term stories, such as elections and political conventions. News planning department interns assist the planning editor and researcher by answering phone tip lines, collecting and organizing possible future news reports as well as collecting and sorting incoming faxes and mail. They are encouraged to contribute potential story ideas and attend the morning editorial meeting when possible. The interns' duties also include conducting phone pre-interviews on potential interview subjects to determine the newsworthiness of any given story.

 

 

SPORTS DEPARTMENT

Carleton College                                                           December 2007  March 2008

Indiana University                                                         May 2007  August 2007

Indiana University                                                         January 2008  May 2008

Kansas University                                                         May 2007  August 2007

University of Michigan                                      May 2007  August 2007

 

The sports interns are responsible for logging and watching sports events during the day. The interns are also expected to suggest the best highlights for the day's newscast.

 

When possible, the intern is sent out into the field during sporting events to see how the reporter reacts in the field. From time to time the intern will do interviews.

 

 

WEATHER DEPARTMENT

School of the Art Institute of Chicago                September 2007  December 2007

University of Oklahoma                                                May 2007  August 2007

 

At first, the intern mainly watches and learns the daily procedures.  The intern will do some surface analysis and temperature plotting, along with monitoring certain computers and clearing charts. The weather department teaches the interns things they need to know in order to work as a broadcast meteorologist.  The intern will learn forecasting, on-air presentation, graphic production and story writing skills, and how to work under deadlines.

 

 

CREATIVE SERVICES  / PROMOTIONS DEPARTMENT

Ball State University                                                      May 2007  August 2007

Valparaiso University                                                    May 2007  August 2007

 

The creative services / promotions intern learns how to write and produce promotion for TV, including:

 

- News Topicals (:30, :20 and IDs)

- News Special Reports

- Sport Specials                                   

- Local Programming (190 North, Healthbeat, N Beat, People Places & Things)

- Sales Campaigns and other related projects

 

The creative services / promotions intern:

 

-Learns how to produce promotional announcements from concept to completion

-Learns how to screen video/audio...and choose the best elements for use.

-Observes editors during the editing process.

-Assists department producers in the production of promotional announcements.

-Works with announcers.

-Works with production crews on location shoots (when scheduled).

-Works with artists in developing graphics for promos.

-Works on various print ads (writing copy, graphic development, and deadline responsibility).

 

 

CREATIVE SERVICES / PROGRAMMING DEPARTMENT

Columbia College Chicago (2)                          January 2008  May 2008

Hope College                                                               September 2007  December 2007

Indiana University                                                         May 2007  August 2007

University of Illinois  Chicago                          September 2007  December 2007

University of Iowa                                                        June 2007  August 2007

Western Michigan University                                         May 2007  August 2007

 

Interns assigned to the creative services / programming department can be involved in two main areas of work:

 

·        Production

·        Publicity

 

PRODUCTION - Interns work closely with four producers who are responsible for a wide variety of productions and programs scheduled to air on WLS-TV during their time of assignment. Interns can be directly involved in research, planning, shooting, screening and editing of videotape. This is "field" and office experience. In both cases, interns act as production associates to the producers. The work is creative and deadline demanding, and provides an understanding of the work that goes on behind the scenes of studio-based live events and field-produced programs.

 

PUBLICITY - Interns work closely with the WLS-TV Station Publicist, in concert with the Program Director, in helping to cultivate and maintain a professional public profile in the greater community. Interns learn how press releases are written and how they are used to communicate both publicly and "internally" among other media outlets and allied fields. Interns learn also to gather important information from various sources to help managers keep abreast of the marketplace. The work is information oriented and provides an understanding of the need for clear communication - publicly and internally.

 

 

CREATIVE SERVICES / GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT

Northwestern University                                               March 2008  May 2008

School of the Art Institute of Chicago                June 2007  August 2007

 

The creative services / graphics department interns are involved in:

 

-Assisting our staff of designers with hands-on design and production of projects

utilizing Macintosh software and some traditional techniques of art production.                  

-Developing the visual identity of WLS-TV through assigned projects.

-Understanding how graphic design contributes to a television station's image positioning      and brand identity.

-Gaining hands-on experience with Macintosh software.

-Gaining an understanding of animation and post-production through observation of high-end digital paint and editing systems.

-Improving communication skills through daily contact with station employees, outside vendors and other interns in a professional environment.

 

 

EBERT & ROEPER (FILM REVIEW SHOW)

Columbia College Chicago                                            June 2007  September 2007

 

Interns assigned to the Ebert & Roeper show assist staff during studio production, research specific films and film history as assigned, screen film clips, preview cassettes and synopsize for talent, prepare program transcriptions for studio publicists, log and dub videocassettes, maintain files and tape library, answer phone as needed and attend movie screenings.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Columbia College Chicago                                            September 2007  December 2007

 

In addition to serving as the station's chief liaison with the broader Chicago area community, the Community Services Department is also responsible for producing the show "Chicagoing...with Bill Campbell" and for managing the station's internship program and public service announcements.

 

The intern is involved in all facets of the department's activities. This includes, but is not limited to, involvement in all phases of producing "Chicagoing," which entails research, writing, and pre and postproduction.

 

 

SALES DEPARTMENT

University of IL Urbana-Champaign                              July 2007  August 2007

 

Sales interns become familiar with all aspects of the Local Sales Department. They are trained in:

 

- Professional business phone etiquette

- Sales and ordering procedures

- Order placement and commercial traffic coordination

- Broadcast standards and commercial clearance

- General Nielsen Rating Research information

- Sales presentation preparation

 

Sales interns also have the opportunities to observe in:

 

- Local sales meetings

- Inventory analyzing and pricing meetings

- Projects analyzing program sales

- Master Control airing of commercial pods

- Actual account executive/buyer negotiations

 

ON LINE OPERATIONS

Northwestern University                                               June 2007  August 2007

University of Illinois  Champaign                                  May 2007  August 2007

 

Online operations include abc7chicago.com and 190north.com as well as several "in production" projects.  Website interns:

 

- Update and develop website content 

- Research internet-related reports, sites and systems

- Format documents and images

- Work with other departments in the station on web-related projects