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2013 EEO Public File Report--Station WKSU-FM, Kent, OH

This EEO Public File Report is filed in WKSU's public inspection file pursuant to Section 73.2080(c) 6) of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) rules.

If your organization would like information when openings become available with this station, please contact us at 330-672-3114.

Full-time Job Vacancies Filled. During the period of June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013 the station filled the following full-time vacancies:


Position 990173

Job Title: Producer, Folk Alley

Date Filled: 9/10/2012

Number Interviewed: 4 Indeed.com; employee referral, WKSU jobsite

Number Hired: 1 (via WKSU website)

Posted: KSU jobsite, jobopp, Area Minority Churches, Akron Urban League, Employment Source, ODJFS, higheredjobs.com, Folkalley.com, WKSU website, Indeed.com


Position 995819

Job Title: Executive Director and General Manager

Date Filled: 01/02/2013

Number Interviewed: 7 (Current, Livingston & Associates' website, 4 verbal referrals, Pubradio listserve announcement)

Number Hired: 1 verbal referal

Posted: KSU jobsite, jobopp, Area Minority Churches, Akron Urban League, Employment Source, ODJFS, higheredjobs.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, Plain Dealer, Folkalley.com, WKSU website, Current Newspaper, The Chronical of Philanthropy, Livingston Associates' website, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), Public Media Business Association (PMBA), Development Exhange, Inc. (DEI), CEO Update, Pubradio Listserve announcements.


Position 995767

Job Title: Senior Receptionist

Date Filled: 01/02/2013

Number Interviewed: 5 (KSU jobsite and WKSU employee verbal)

Number Hired: 1 (via KSU jobsite)

Posted: KSU jobsite, jobopp, Area Minority Churches, Akron Urban League, Employment Source, ODJFS, higheredjobs.com, Folkalley.com, WKSU website


Position 990003

Job Title: Senior Sales Associate — Underwriter (aka Outreach Program Manager)

Date Filled: 02/11/2012

Number Interviewed: 5 KSU jobsite; 2 The Cleveland Plain Dealer; employee referral

Number Hired: 1 (via employee referral)

Posted: KSU jobsite, jobopp, Area Minority Churches, Akron Urban League, Employment Source, ODJFS, higheredjobs.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, Plain Dealer, Indeed.com


WKSU Recruitment

To ensure nondiscrimination in relation to minorities and women, and to foster their full consideration in filling job vacancies, WKSU utilizes recruitment procedures for reaching a wide range of audiences. For each job opening, recruitment sources are selected from the list below, dependent upon the field of expertise sought and requirements of the position, as appropriate.

Recruitment Sources:

Akron Beacon Journal
(& Ohio.com & Monster.com)

44 East Exchange Street
P.O.Box 610
Akron, OH 44308

Akron Urban League
440 Vernon Odom Blvd.
Akron 44307

Apostolic Faith Tabernacle
934 East 105th Street
Cleveland, OH 44108

See Canton Repository

Canton Repository
(& CantonRep.com & Yahoo Hotjobs)
500 Market Avenue, S
Canton, OH 44702330-580-8400

Canton Urban League
1400 Sherrick Road, SE
Canton, OH 44707

Online posting; In print if they choose it for print.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Philanthropy Careers

Cleveland Plain Dealer
(& Cleveland.com)
1801 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44190

See Cleveland Plain Dealer

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
CPB's Jobline; online posting

Current Magazine
Sherron Phillips,
Advertising/Production Director
6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 350
Takoma Park, MD 20912
E-mail: sherron@current.org
301-270-7240, ext. 36

Development Exchange, Inc. (DEI)
DEI Job Line; online posting

4101 NW Urbandale Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322

Employment Source and
Ohio Department of Job and
Family Services (ODJFS)

822 30th Street NW
North Canton, OH 44709

First Apostolic Faith Church
790 Easter Avenue
Akron, OH 44307

Linda Fahey
c/o Folk Alley/WKSU
1613 E. Summit St
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Greater Bethel Apostolic Church
2335 15th Street, SW
Canton, OH 44706

Higher Ed Jobs
328 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 300
State College, PA 16803
Fax 814-861-3082

177 Broad Street, 6th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Kelly Blazek's Communications Job Bank

Kent State University Job Opp
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
jobs.kent.edu Livingston Associates' website

Livingstone Apostolic Church
587 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306

See Akron Beacon Journal

National Association of Black Journalists
University of Maryland
8701-A Adelphi Road, Adelphi,
MD 20783-1716

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists
1000 National Press Building
529 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20045-2001
Email: nahj@nahj.org
Phone: 202-662-7145
Fax: 202-662-7144

National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
Online posting

National Hispanic Media Coalition
55 S Grand Avenue
Pasadena CA, 91105
626-792-6462 Fax: 626-792-6051
Email: info@nhmc.org

National Public Radio DACS

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services
30 E. Broad Street, 32nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
(614) 466-6282

Native American Journalists Association
University of Oklahoma Gaylord College
395 West Lindsey
Norman, OK 73019-4201
Email: info@naja.com

Native American Public Telecommunications
1800 No 33 Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-472-3522 Fax: 402-472-8675

See Akron Beacon Journal

Pubradio Listserv announcements

Public Media Business Association (PMBA)
Job postings: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=PBMA&WebCode=OnlineJob
Industry job listings; online posting

Radio-Television News Directors Association's Newsroom Diversity Project
1025 F Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
202-659-6510 Fax: 202-223-4007

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center
3909 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-927-8000 Fax: 317-920-4789

South Asian Journalists Association
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Yahoo Hotjobs
See Canton Repository


Long-term Menu Options Completed

During the EEO period of June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, WKSU undertook the following long term menu options:

  • Participation in Scholarship Programs
    • WKSU's Walton D. Clarke Fellowship
    • Graduate student scholarship program
    • Participant(s): Numerous members of WKSU staff
  • Internship Program
    • WKSU is an annual host of a Senior Experience Program, where an area high school senior spends two weeks job shadowing.
    • WKSU hosted news department, public relations and director of philanthropic giving interns.
  • Participation in at least four events or programs sponsored by educational
  • institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting
    • Periodically through the year, WKSU staff members host middle and high school students for a day as a part of their school job experience curriculum.
    • Frequently WKSU staff members speak to classes at Kent State University Journalism School.
    • "J-Link" - A link created between Kent State University Journalism School and WKSU to hire college students who are interested in broadcasting to work at WKSU while they are attending college.
    • WKSU staff member taught a class at the JMC school on radio news production
    • WKSU staff member has been a guest speaker at the JMC print beat classes each semester since the fall of 2007 (including summers)
    • WKSU staff member has been a Board member on the Akron Press Club (since fall of 2008).
  • Training Programs for Station Personnel
    • DEI
      • Toolkits
      • Donor Interactions and Ethics in Fundraising
      • Federal Funding Update for Development Professionals
    • Kent State University
      • Institute for Excellence
      • Goal/Objective Setting Effectiveness
      • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)*
      • Workplace Ethics*
      • Preventing Harassment*
      • Preventing Workplace Violence*
      • Sexual Harassment Understanding and Behavioral Guidelines*
      • Bullying in the Workplace*
      • Managing Conflict*
      • Assessing and Approving Performance
        • *Required for all supervisors at Kent State University
    • NPR
      • Knight Digital Training




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