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Annual EEO Public File Report Form     

 Covering the Period from December 01, 2012 to November 30, 2013

 Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: WGXA

 

 Section 1:  Vacancy Information

 Full-time Positions

 

Full-time Positions

Filled by Job Title

Recruitment

Source of

Hire

Recruitment Sources Used see list – Section 2

1

Anchor

20

1-12, 15-24, 26, 27, 29, 30

2

Account Manager

19

1-4, 12-14, 19-22, 30

3

Accountant

21

1-4, 12-14, 19-22, 30

4

Account Manager

19

1-4, 12-14, 19-22, 30

5

Chief Engineer

31

12, 16,-19, 24, 29-31

6

General Sales Manager

29

12, 16,-19, 24, 29, 30

7

News Producer

19

1-12, 15-24, 26, 27, 29, 30

8

Sales Assistant

22

1-4, 12-14, 19-22, 30

9

Anchor

18

1-12, 15-24, 26, 27, 29, 30

10

Account Manager

22

1-4, 12-14, 19-22, 30

11

Reporter

18

1-12, 15-24, 26, 27, 29, 30

12

Meteorologist

25

1-12, 15-27, 29, 30

13

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:  89

 

Section 2:  Recruitment Source Information

 

Recruitment Source

Entitled to Vacancy Notification

Total # Interviewees This Source

1

Middle Georgia state College Barbara Warren, 100 College Station, Macon GA 31201 478.471.2700

No

 

2

Central GA Technical College, centralgatech.edu, 3300 Macon Tech Dr., Macon GA 31204, 478.757.3400

No

 

3

Fort Valley State College, Career Services, 1005 State College, Ft. Valley GA 31030, fusu.edu, 478.825.6301

No

 

4

Mercer University Career Services, Steve Brown, 1400 Coleman Ave, Macon GA 31207, 478.301.2863

Career.mercer.edu

No

 

5

University of Georgia Career Center, Frances Purcell, Clark Howard Hall, Athens GA 30602, 706.542.3375

No

 

6

Georgia College & State University, Student Placement Services, Milledgeville GA 31061, gsu.edu 800.342.0471

No

 

7

Spelman College, 350 Spelman Lane S.W. Atlanta GA 30314, jrayner@spelman.edu

No

 

8

Wesleyan College, Attn: Monica Moody, Director of Career & Internship Services, 4760 Forsyth Rd. Macon GA 31210, careerservices@wesleyancollege.edu

No

 

9

Savannah College of Art & Design, Office of Career Planning & Placement, P.O> Box 3145, Savannah GA 31402, 912.525.4653

No

 

10

Clark Atlanta University, Job Placement Services, James P. Brawley Dr., Atlanta GA 30314,

404.880.6128, ehemmitt@cau.edu

No

 

No

 

11

Connecticut School of Broadcasting Atlanta LLC, Myi Marshall, 1117 Perimeter Center W. Ste. N301, Atlanta GA 30338, 770.522.8803

No

 

12

 GA Dept. of labor, Job Placement, 3090 Mercer University Dr. Macon GA 31204 478.751.6164

 

No

7

13

Goodwill Job Connection, 3177 Macon Tech Dr., Macon GA 31208

Fax 478.471.4845

No

 

14

Middle GA Consortium, Theresa Dean, 124 Third St. Macon GA 31201

478.983.4771

No

 

15

NAACP-Macon Branch, David Booker, President, PO Box 6452, Macon GA 31208 478.745.9944

naacpmacon@cox.net

No

 

16

GAB, Donna Highberger, 8010 Rosewell Rd. Atlanta, GA 30350,  770.395.7200

No

 

17

NAB, Alex Fonchez, 1771 North St. NW Washington DC 20036, 202.429.5359

No

 

18

Tvjobs.com

markch@tvjobs.com

No

25

19

WGXA website

No

7

20

WGXA internal job posting

No

10

21

Client referral

No

10

22

Employee/former employee referral

No

4

23

Atlanta Press Club, 191 Peachtree St. NE, Ste 4900, Atlanta GA 30303

www.atlantapressclub.org

No

 

24

Monster.com

 

No

3

25

Facebook

 

No

1

26

Nat’l Assoc of Black Journalists

1100 Knight Hall, Ste 3100 College Park MD 20742 www.nabj.com

No

 

27

Natl Hispanic Media Coalition, Job Placement Services, 3550 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 670, Los Angeles CA 90010, info@nhmc.org

No

 

28

Rick Gevers and Associates

Rickgevers.com

No

 

29

Spots N Dots

No

17

30

CraigsList.com

No

1

31

Society of Broadcast Engineers

No

4

32

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

35

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

42

 

 

 

 

During the reporting period, no local organization requested notification of allfull-time vacancies.

 

Section 3: Outreach Initiatives

WGXA regularly hosts students interested in acquiring the skills needed for broadcast employment as interns. WE had two interns in the News department during this reporting period, one from the spring semester and one from the fall semester.  Both interns were students at Georgia State University in Atlanta. These interns were exposed to the process of generating story ideas for the newscasts, gathering video and interviews to build a story, writing a script, shooting a standup, editing a package and presenting a package intro and tag during a newscast. These interns also witnessed reporters gathering video for a vosot and a soundbite for a vosot during a newscast and exposed to the process of building a rundown and executing a newscast.

WGXA staff discussed their careers in journalism and TV news at the following venues: Fort Valley State University, Steward Chapel AME Church Vacation Bible School, Weaver Middle School, St. Peter Claver School, Sonny Carter Elementary School, Jesse Rice School, Riverside United Methodist Church, Virginia College Communications class and Savannah State University.  The news director met with faculty from Georgia College State University to discuss classroom vs. real-world education and training for young journalists.

During the reporting period the station hosted a Severe Weather Preparedness Expo during which our meteorologists manned a booth and discussed careers in broadcasting in general and careers in meteorology in particular with attendees of the Expo. 

In July 2013 the station engaged a talent coach from Talent Dynamics to work with our anchors to increase their skill levels.

During the reporting period the station invested in updated technology for the newsroom and the Sales/Traffic department. Training was provided to personnel that taught them with the skills and techniques that would qualify them to compete for higher level positions, both in-house and at other stations. In the newsroom training was provided for ENPS, editing on Adobe Premiere, posting to the website, WSI weather system and Storm Max.  The sales/traffic personnel received training on the OSI traffic system, AdConnections avail system and Matrix CRM and sales analytics software.

Ongoing – Regularly scheduled sales staff training by the station sales management team.

Sales Training Program: Program designed to give AEs a better understanding of the fundamental building blocks of a successful sales operation. With higher level AEs, more in depth training is used to groom for management.  Topics trained are as follows:  Prospecting, qualifying, needs analysis, uncovering and developing client budgets, proposal development, ratings and share points and how these metrics affect transactional business.

Ongoing – Station tours to different organizations that explain the technical and the news side of the business.  Tours were briefed on all departments at the stations, given information on education needed for various broadcast careers.