EEO Public File Report for Station WYES-TV

February 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015

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

Producer/Director/Editor/Videographer

RECRUITMENT SOURCES 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 – 5

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

WYES  OUTREACH  INITIATIVES:

WYES continues our Education and Outreach initiative with a focus on children and school readiness across our viewing area, especially for the underserved. Throughout the year WYES often blends our PBS Character appearances with educational workshops and the distribution of First Books. Curious George visited several of our partner schools with literacy resources and was a big hit at the Celebration of the Young Child. Clifford the Big Red Dog joined hundreds of participants for a “meet and greet” at the Louisiana Children’s Museum for The Festival of Trees. CAT IN THE HAT made several library appearances for Read Across America activities. SUPER WHY visited the Central City Library for Capitol One Day, and PEG + CAT delighted over 4000 parents and children at the NOLA Baby and Child Fest. These community appearances and related activities are designed for family engagement, to encourage reading and early literacy skills, and occur mostly in settings where children are at risk of not developing adequate skills for school.

WYES also used PEG + CAT episodes and digital resources in St Tammany Parish to join thousands of educators and students across the country participating in the National Digital Learning Day. This library event demonstrated how great teaching, combined with our PBS digital activities and games can positively impact students – especially from high risk communities. Also this year WYES Outreach joined representatives from Houghton Mifflin in town for the International Reading Association’s Conference by reading books in Orleans Parish schools.

WYES partnered with Xavier University of Louisiana’s history and political science departments to celebrate the anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Students recited the Gettysburg Address for class credit and were joined by some of their teachers. We also partnered with the National Park Service to have visitors to the U.S. Mint recite the Gettysburg Address as well. Our free ITVS  Film Screenings continue monthly with our partners at the ASHE Cultural Arts Center. WYES Outreach also participated in several career days and hosted station tours for Boy Scout Troops and area summer camps. And our participation continues every year with the GNO Association for the Education of Young Children’s Conference as presenters on how to use PBS TV in early learning.

WYES continues to run 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 NEW ORLEANS FAIRGROUNDS MEMORIES, BILOXI MEMORIES AND THE BROADWATER BEACH HOTEL, THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: A MEANINGFUL VICTORY 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 6 interns from various schools around our area including DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE, THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS, and LOYOLA UNIVERSITY.

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WYES OUTREACH Information and Resources:

Orleans, Jefferson, and St Tammany Parish Libraries
The Hispanic Resource Center
ASHE Cultural Arts Center
Xavier University
Little Red School House Covington
Bethune Elementary
McDonogh City Park Academy
National JAZZ Historic Park
Agenda For Children
City Park Friends Fest
Central City Library
Kingsley House
Delgado Community College Digital Summer Camp
Delgado Daycare Center
STEM NOLA Day
New Orleans Kids Partnership
Celebration of the Young Child
Ninth Ward Adult Care Center
Free Mission Church (Ninth Ward)
Northlake Nature Center
Louisiana Childrens Museum
Liberty City Afterschool Care

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Our Chief Operating Officer and Senior Producer made several presentations on WYES to various students and groups around our broadcast area. Some of these include Delgado Community College, The University of New Orleans, Entre Nous Book Club, New Orleans Womens’ Club, the Coffee and Conversation Series at the East Jefferson Public Library, the 28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

 

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