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ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

(KNWA/KFTA)

February 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014

 The purpose of the EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s EEO Rule.  This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station(s):

 

(KNWA/KFTA)

 The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning February 1, 2013 to and including January 31, 2014 (the “Applicable Period”).  The FCC’s EEO Rule Requires that this Report contain the following information:

 

  1. A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Stations comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period;
  2. For each such vacancy, the recruitment sources(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number;
  3. The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period;
  4. Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during the Applicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies; and
  5. A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

 

Appendices 1, 2 and 3 which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information.  Please note that the alphabet letters listed on Appendix 1 under the column entitled “Recruitment Sources Utilized” refer to the Recruitment Sources listed on Appendix 2.

 

For purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed “filled” when the hiree began work.  A person was deemed “interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in person, over the phone or by e-mail.

 

Appendix 1 to Annual EEO Public File Report

 Covering the Period from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014

 Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: (KNWA)

 Section 1:  Vacancy Information

 

Full-Time Positions Filled by Job Title

Date Filled

Recruitment Source of Hiree

Number of Applicants Interviewed

Recruitment Sources Utilized

1

Producer

2-25-13

P

5

A-K, O-Q

2

Commercial Producer

3-1-13

P

9

A-J, O-Q

3

Local Sales Assistant

3-11-13

P

5

A-J, O-Q

4

Producer

4-3-13

P

6

A-K, O-Q

5

Account Executive

4-15-13

O

6

A-J, O-Q

6

Account Executive

5-28-13

O

5

A-J, O-Q

7

Sports Anchor/ Reporter

6-18-13

D

4

A-K, O-Q

8

Sports Anchor/ Reporter

7-31-13

E

7

A-K, O-Q

9

Account Executive

8-6-13

O

4

A-B, D-K, O-R

10

Reporter

10-16-13

E

5

A-B, E-J, O-Q

11

Account Executive

10-28-13

O

4

A-B, D-J, O-Q

12

Producer

10-28-13

D

4

A-B, D-K, O-Q

13

Producer

12-16-13

O

5

A-B, E-K, O-Q

14

Receptionist

1-27-14

S

7

D, F, Q, S

 

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:   76

 


 

Appendix 2 to Annual EEO Public File Report

 

Covering the Period from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014

 

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: (KNWA/KFTA)

 

Section 2:  Recruitment Source Information

 

 

Recruitment Source

Contact

Address

Phone

Requested Notice (Y/N)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period

(If Any)

A

Internal posting

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

0

B

Nwahomepage.biz

n/a

609 W. Dickson, 3rd floor Fayetteville, AR 72701

479.571.5100

N

4

C

Rivervalleyhomepage.biz

n/a

609 W. Dickson, 3rd floor Fayetteville, AR 72701

479.571.5100

N

0

D

Nexstar website

Rachel Anderson

5215 N. O’Connor Blvd.

Suite 144

Irving, TX  75039

972.373.8800

N

5

E

TVJobs.com

Self-service

n/a

n/a

N

15

F

State of AR Unemployment office

Kenya Purifoy, Michael Young, Nola Bull

2143 W. MLK Blvd. Fayetteville, AR  72701

479.521.5730

N

0

G

University of Arkansas

Self-service

1125 W. Maple Fayetteville, AR  72701

479.575.2805

N

4

H

University of Arkansas-

Ft. Smith

Self-service

5210 Grand Ave. Fort Smith, AR  72904

479.788.7017

N

1

I

John Brown University

Self-service

2000 W. University St. Siloam Springs, AR  72761

479.524.7282

N

0

J

NWACC

Self-service

One College Drive Bentonville, AR  72712

479.636.9222

N

0

K

AR Broadcasters Assoc.

Angie

2024 Arkansas Valley Dr. Little Rock, AR 72212

501.227.7564

N

0

L

Spots n Dots

Gene McKay

n/a

888.884.2630

N

0

M

MediaRecruiter.com

Art Scott

n/a

303.400.5150

N

0

N

TVNewsCheck.com

Self- service

n/a

n/a

N

0

O

Employee Referral

None

n/a

n/a

N

23

P

Internal Candidate

None

n/a

n/a

N

15

Q

Hispanic Women of AR

Margarita

614 E Emma Ave Springdale, AR 72764

479-751-9494

N

0

R

Job Board Aggregator

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

2

S

Craigslist

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

7

 

 

 


 

Appendix 3 to Annual EEO Public File Report

 

Covering the Period from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014

 

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: (KNWA/KFTA)

 

Section 3:  Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by (KNWA/KFTA)

 

 

 

Recruitment Initiative

Description

1

The establishment of an internship program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment

The station sponsors an internship program that allows students to gain practical experience in all areas of our operations, including news, production, sports and weather.  During the reporting period, the station hosted a total of 5 interns from the University of Arkansas.

2

Participation in activities that the licensee has designed to further the goal of disseminating information about employment opportunities in broadcasting to job candidates who might otherwise be unaware of such opportunities

The station produces an entire series related to getting jobs and helping families in the community.  The series is entitled “Doing Good” and it runs weekly.

3

Participation in at least four activities sponsored by community groups active in broadcast employment issues, including conventions, career days, workshops and other similar activities

The station co-sponsored the NWA Business Women’s Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 17th.

4

Participation in activities other than those above that is designed to further the goal of dissemination of information about employment opportunities in broadcasting to job candidates who might otherwise be unaware of such opportunities.

The station hosted a group of student athletes from the University of AR.  Students visited with hiring managers, learned about various roles in the news industry, met a few people in those various roles and learned about what helps potential hires "stand out".

5

Co-sponsoring at least one job fair with an organization in the business or professional community whose membership includes substantial participation of women and minorities

The station was a media sponsor for the Northwest Arkansas Job Fair on Tuesday, October 29th at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, AR. Sales Manager visited with possible job applicants.

 

 

6

Participation in at least four events or programs relating to career opportunities in broadcasting which are sponsored by educational institutions

 

News Director participated in the Spring Creek Art Festival on Thursday, October 24th at the Jones Center in Springdale, AR.  News Director judged student projects and designed on site competitions.

7

Providing training to management level personnel as to methods of ensuring equal employment opportunity and preventing discrimination

Assistant News Director Lisa Mendenhall attended the Poynter Leadership Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida in October. During the six-day seminar, Mendenhall learned how to better coach and provide feedback to news employees, as well as how to better recruit new hires. Working with industry legends, she was able to improve communication with reputable journalism schools across the country by building relationships with professors and administrators. At the Poynter Leadership Academy, Mendenhall also learned how to build and maintain strong relationships with new employees, namely through constant and consistent feedback and coaching. In addition to interpersonal training, the seminars offered new perspectives on several other industry topics, including story generation, storytelling, writing, ethics and staffing & personnel situations..

8

Participation in at least four events or programs relating to career opportunities in broadcasting which are sponsored by educational institutions

News Director spoke on a panel for journalism ethics on Thursday, November 7th at the University of AR journalism department.