EEO Public File Report for Station WYES-TV

February 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014

WYES-TV filled two full-time employment positions. The positions filled were:

Executive Assistant to the President
Corporate Underwriting Representative


Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

Internal Mailing to WYES staff & Internal Posting in WYES facility.

WWW.WYES.ORG
P.O. BOX 24026
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70184
(504)486-5511

WWW.NOLA.COM
The Times Picayune
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE NEWSPAPER (Print and online)
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519

LOUISIANA WEEKLY – Multi-cultural News Source (Print and online)
2215 Pelopidas Street
New Orleans LA 70122
(504) 282-3705

THE ADVOCATE – NEW ORLEANS (Print and online)
329 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA  70112
(504)636-7400

WORKNOLA.COM – Website for professional employment listings in the Greater New Orleans region by Greater New Orleans, Inc. and 504ward,

Interview Total – 7

1 – Times Picayune
1 – Nola.com
1 – The Advocate
2 – Worknola.com
2 – WYES Website (referred hiree)


Corporate Underwriting Representative

Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

Internal Mailing to WYES staff & Internal Posting in WYES facility.

WWW.WYES.ORG
P.O. BOX 24026
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70184
(504)486-5511

WWW.NOLA.COM
The Times Picayune
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE NEWSPAPER (Print and online)
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519

LOUISIANA WEEKLY – Multi-cultural News Source (Print and online)
2215 Pelopidas Street
New Orleans LA 70122
(504) 282-3705

THE ADVOCATE – NEW ORLEANS (Print and online)
329 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA  70112
(504)636-7400

WORKNOLA.COM – Website for professional employment listings in the Greater New Orleans region by Greater New Orleans, Inc. and 504ward,

Interview Total – 3

1 – WYES Website (hiree)
1 – Internet
1 – Worknola.com


WYES  OUTREACH  INITIATIVES:

WYES representatives participated in the National Latino Family Expo in July 20-23, 2013. The Expo travels to different regions each year and has had the support of PBS stations at each conference. We heavily promoted the Expo and had a booth for photo ops. We also provided information about employment at WYES and distributed station information at the conference as well.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.  To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.

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WYES’ also runs a robust, multi-cultural internship program year round giving local college students hands-on experience in all areas of production including scripting, producing, chyron, camera, floor directing, post-production. Our interns work on our weekly shows INFORMED SOURCES and STEPPIN’ OUT and also work on our documentaries as well such as AUDUBON PARK MEMORIES, BILOXI MEMORIES AND THE BROADWATER BEACH HOTEL, and more. They also help with pre-production of THE REX BALL AND THE MEETING OF THE COURTS OF REX AND COMUS as well as our televised membership drives and promotion spots for the station. In addition, they also assist with field shoots, transcriptions, etc. They work directly with our seasoned WYES producers and associate producers and other professionals. Many of the permanent staff started off as interns at WYES.  This past year WYES trained 7 interns from various schools around our area including DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE and THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS.

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WYES’  Sr. Producer, Executive Vice-President and our retired President, Randall Feldman also made several presentations this year to students interested in careers in broadcasting. Some schools this year included THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS, DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND LB LANDRY AND WALKER HIGH SCHOOLS.

 

EEO Public File Report for Station WYES-TV
February 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013

WYES-TV filled two full-time employment positions. The positions filled were:

Member & Customer Service Representative
President & General Manager

Member & Customer Service Representative

Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

Internal Mailing to WYES staff & Internal Posting in WYES facility.

WWW.WYES.ORG
P.O. BOX 24026
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70184
(504)486-5511

WWW.NOLA.COM
The Times Picayune
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE NEWSPAPER (Print and online)
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519

CLASSIFIED- NEW ORLEANS

Interview Total – 5

2 – Times Picayune
1 – Nola.com (referred hiree)
2 – WYES Internal


President & General Manager

Recruitment sources used for this vacancy:

Internal Mailing to WYES staff & Internal Posting in WYES facility.

WWW.WYES.ORG
P.O. BOX 24026
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70184
(504)486-5511

WWW.NOLA.COM
The Times Picayune
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE NEWSPAPER (Print and online)
3800 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504)826-3519
CLASSIFIED- NEW ORLEANS
SUB-CATERGORY-PROFFESSIONAL
Current Newspaper & Online
One month run
Printed edition 8/20 & 9/10/12 in Block form

LA Association of Broadcasters – until filled
www.broadcasters.org/index.ph/careers/latest-jobs

National Alliance of State Broadcasters – 30 days
www.careerpage.org/getjob.php?id=14685

CPB.ORG (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) – until filled

www.cpb.org/jobonline/listing.php?listing_id=12216

CONNECT.PBS.ORG – until position filled (Non-account holders may not view this posting.)

Interview Total – 1

1 – CPB.org (referred hiree)

 

OUTREACH INITIATIVES

INTERN & TRAINING PROGRAMS

The licensee’s EEO outreach efforts have resulted in satisfactory numbers of job applicants from diverse sources. We provide an introduction to broadcasting for students through our active and extensive internship program. We have engaged in substantial outreach activities to inform the community about employment opportunities in broadcasting through our participation in community and educational institution events, presentation concerning careers in broadcasting made at schools, universities and other local educational and community organizations, and other activities detailed in our annual EEO public file reports.

LISTING EACH UPPER-LEVEL OPENING IN A JOB BANK OR NEWSLETTER OF A MEDIA TRADE GROUP WITH A BROAD-BASED MEMBERHIP, INCLUDING PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES.

The only upper-level position filled during the most recent reporting period, the General Manager’s position, was circulated to the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters which is a media trade group with a broad-based membership including the participation of women and minorities.

PARTICIPATION IN EVENTS OR PROGRAMS RELATING TO CAREER OPPORTUNITIES SPONSORED BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

Our Director of Broadcasting made several presentations throughout the year, as did our Senior Producer to various schools, universities and other local educational and community organizations discussing the station, its history, and the various personnel it takes to run WYES. In December 2012, we also hosted 20 students from Delgado Community College’s Communication’s department at our new building. They were given an extensive tour and they met with various staff members from departments including programming, promotion, engineering, production and outreach who explained their positions and other jobs at the station.

PROVISION OF TRAINING TO MANAGEMENT LEVEL PERSONNEL AS TO METHODS OF ENSURING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND PREVENTING DISCRIMINATION

The station’s Human Resource Manager attended a session on compliance with the Commission’s EEO requirements at the Public Broadcasting Management Association annual conference.