2216 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Annual EEO Public Report
For the Period June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
This EEO Public File Report is to comply with the FCC's EEO rule which is required to be placed in the public inspection files of the station and posted on its website.
The information contained in this report covers the time period beginning June 1, 2015 and ending on May 31, 2016.
The FCC's EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information:
- A list of all full time vacancies filled by the Station during the applicable period.
- For each vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy.
- The recruitment source that referred the applicant for each full time vacancy during the applicable period.
- 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 these vacancies.
- A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080 (c) (2) of the FCC Rules.
Midday, Producer – 1/18/2016
1. Recruitment Sources: 2, 8, 9,13,14,15,16, 21,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 39
3. # of people interviewed: 7
Maryland Morning, Producer – 1/29/2016
1. Recruitment Sources: 1,2,8,9,10,14,15,21,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 8
3. # of people interviewed: 6
News, State House Reporter – 10/31/2015
1. Recruitment Sources: 1,2,8,13,15,20,21,25,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 40
3. # of people interviewed: 4
Maryland Morning, Senior Producer – 10/13/2015
1. Recruitment Sources: 2, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 15
3. # of people interviewed: 2
Underwriting, Sales Representative – 1/29/2016
1. Recruitment Sources: 8, 15,21,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 39
3. # of people interviewed: 1
Outreach Initiatives taken during this period:
- Internal Continuing Education:
- June 2014, News Director attended the annual Public Radio News Director Conference.
- September 2014, Program Director and Business Manager participated in a webinar “CSG Transparency and Diversity Compliance Requirements, hosted by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Public stations continue to set themselves apart as good stewards of public funds. Two aspects of that stewardship are the transparency with which they conduct business on behalf of the public and their commitment to diversity including how they reflect the diversity of the communities they serve on their boards and staff.
- April 2015, General Manager attended a number of educational programs at the National Association of Broadcaster’s annual conference.
- April 2015, Development Director participated in webinar conducted by CharityHowTo entitled “Grant Budget Writing”.
- April 2015, Underwriting Sales Manager attended the MDCD Annual Convention and participated in discussion on Sales and Social Media.
Note: Anthony Brandon became WYPR’s President and General Manager upon retiring after 35 years as president of American General Media, a commercial broadcasting company. Brandon has been the licensee of more than fifty radio broadcast stations in his career. He mentors and teaches staff members and interns on many levels with instruction on all facets of broadcasting including sales, announcing, journalism, and public relations.
- Job Posting: Advertised in local and national publications including CURRENT, which is the industry's trade publication, WYPR web site, Craigslist, Indeed.com, CPB Job Line, WYPR on-air announcements, National Association of Black Journalists, Maryland Workforce Exchange, DCRTV.com, attending the MCC career fair, and many others (see WYPR’s Recruitment Resources below).
- 2014 marked the 6th year WYPR partnered with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School which provided an opportunity for students to acquire broadcasting skills and knowledge. Students interned in one or more of the following departments: Programming, News, Membership, Maryland Morning, Midday, and the General Manager’s Office. WYPR has had and continually offers internship programs in our Programming, News, and Development departments. Open to the public, high school students, and college students, our programs offer opportunities to intern over a period of time and acquire broadcasting skills, knowledge, and experience. We teach, challenge, and prepare our interns for broadcast careers. Our internships have been a recruitment tool as we have hired former interns. During the report period, 7 interns have worked with various departments at WYPR.
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