2016 EEO Report

Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report
Troy Public Radio – WTSU(FM), WRWA(FM), WTJB(FM)


December 1, 2015 – November 30, 2016

This EEO Public File Report is filed in the public inspection files for stations WTSU(FM), WRWA(FM), and WTJB(FM) part of Troy Public Radio network;  pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") rules.

  1. Total Full-Time Vacancies
    During the period ending on November 30, 2016, the station had three full-time job vacancies. The job vacancies were posted on October 16, 2015.
    Job Title Location Job Description
    Host & Digital Media Producer Troy

    The University Media Development Coordinator position is responsible for serving as the chief fundraising and underwriting officer for TROY Public Radio and other Troy University owned media as assigned; conceiving, planning and implementing multiple fundraising strategies; assisting the station in reaching a larger number of potential donors and underwriting clients in its coverage area which includes four metropolitan centers, multiple colleges and universities, and international corporate interests; working to increase the station’s access to foundation grants, in-kind services, fundraising events and other activities; and providing support to TROY Public Radio’s on-air fundraising activities.

     

    Host & Digital Media Producer Montgomery

    The Host and Digital Media Producer position is responsible for anchoring the broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition and additional morning programming from the network’s Montgomery studio location; assisting the station in expanding its digital identity through social media, the station’s web site, and other means of electronic engagement with the listening audience; assisting in the production of the station’s weekday news magazine “In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson,”; and complete other initiatives as assigned.

     

    University Media Development Coordinator Montgomery

    The University Media Development Coordinator position is responsible for serving as the chief fundraising and underwriting officer for TROY Public Radio and other Troy University owned media as assigned; conceiving, planning and implementing multiple fundraising strategies; assisting the station in reaching a larger number of potential donors and underwriting clients in its coverage area which includes four metropolitan centers, multiple colleges and universities, and international corporate interests; working to increase the station’s access to foundation grants, in-kind services, fundraising events and other activities; and providing support to TROY Public Radio’s on-air fundraising activities.

  2. Total Full-Time Vacancies
    Job Title Location Job Description
    Host & Digital Media Producer Troy 8 Interviews
    Host & Digital Media Producer Montgomery 6 Interviews
    University Media Development Coordinator Montgomery 2 Interviews
  3. Recruitment Sources

On October 16, 2015 the station posted three full-time position vacancies. Application review and interviews will begin in December 2015. Below are the locations where all three positions have been listed.

EXHIBIT A

FULL-TIME VACANCY EEO INFORMATION

Recruitment Source/Type Number of Referrals
Troy University Job Site 10
Montgomery Advertiser - Newspaper  
Troy Messenger - Newspaper  
Corporation for Public Broadcasting – Careers in Public Media 5
Current.org - Jobs  
Higher Educations Jobs 1
Alabama Broadcasters Association 3
Troy Public Radio - website 4
Troy Public Radio – on-air – WTSU-FM; WRWA-FM; & WTJB-FM  
Public Radio Development Officers Association 1
Employee Referral 3
Indeed.com 7


EXHIBIT B

MENU OPTION ACTIVITIES

Stations WTSU(FM), WRWA(FM), and WTJB(FM) have engaged in the following outreach activities during the period covered by this Report:

Activity Classification Type of Activity Brief Description
EEO Staff Training All staff are encouraged to enroll in workshops and training programs administered by the licensee Troy University. These workshops include diversity training and manager training. Workshops include online elements.
EEO Mentoring

Operations Manager and Executive Producer Kyle Gassiott is a frequent guest speaker for journalism classes in the Hall School of Journalism at Troy University.

EEO Mentoring/Interns Operations Manager and Executive Producer Kyle Gassiott and Host and Digital Media Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro are responsible for the station's Next Generation Producers (Internship) program in which they mentor students in: news gathering, audio production, marketing/development, professional decorum, and job application skills. In the period of time referenced by this report the team has worked with seven student producers. Graduates from the program have gone on to professional positions with NPR news, EW Scripps News Service, WLRH, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
EEO Jobs/Career Fairs

Troy University – Hall School of Journalism J-Day
 September 22, 2016
Troy University Campus, Hall School of Journalism, Wallace Hall

Operations manager Kyle Gassiott and Host and Digital Media Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro held three sessions for high school students interested in radio and radio journalism.  Students were given hands on experience with audio production, editing, and reporting. Information was distributed outlining possible jobs in public radio and opportunities at the station. 

EEO Outreach Troy Public Radio worked with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Department of Education, and the oral history project StoryCorps to promote “The Great Thanksgiving Listen Project.”  This is a regional initiative of the national project which specifically encourages high school students to interview their elders over the Thanksgiving weekend.  The goal is to document an entire generation of memories that will be archived at the Library of Congress using the Storycorps smartphone app.