KWIT

Employment

KWIT-KOJI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reporting Period October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016

EEO Public File Report

Three full-time hires were made during the reporting period.

The position of On-Air Announcer/Arts Producer became available in July 2016 due to internal promotion.  The position was advertised in local publications listed below from July 10 to July 17, 2016.  The position was also posted on cpb.org beginning July 13th for 30 days.  The position was posted on the kwit.org website, and an email was sent to the station membership list.  Three candidates were interviewed, one was selected and accepted the position on August 1, 2016.  One candidate was local, and the other two learned of the position through the CPB job line.

The position of Announcer/News Director became available in July 2016 due to resignation.  The position was advertised in local publications listed below from July 10 to July 17, 2016.  The position was also posted on cpb.org beginning July 13th for 30 days.  The position was also posted on the kwit.org website, and an email was sent to the station membership list.  One internal candidate and two external candidates were interviewed.  All candidates were local.  One candidate was selected and accepted the position on August 5, 2016.

The position of General Manager became available in April 2016 due to retirement commencing on August 9th.  The position was advertised in local publications on August 24th, 2016.  The position was also posted on cpb.org beginning April 26th for 30 days, and current.org beginning April 26th for 30 days.  The position was also posted on kwit.org, and an email was sent to the membership list.  Two internal candidates and one external candidate were interviewed.  The external candidate learned of the position through the CPB job line.  One of the internal candidates was selected on July 11, 2016, and promoted to General Manager effective August 9, 2016.

KWIT-KOJI listed three full-time openings through:

The Sioux City Journal, 515 Pavonia St, Sioux City, IA 51101, 712-293-4307, contact Ashley Stokely.

The Sioux City Journal also published the ad in its sister publications, including:

The Shopper's Guide

The Weekender

The Hispanos

The Work For You

7 days up online at The Sioux City Journal website, including Monster

The ad was also featured on the KWIT-KOJI website.

Long term initiatives for filling full-time openings at KWIT-KOJI:

Western Iowa Tech Community College's Director of Human Resources is responsible for overseeing KWIT-KOJI's recruitment and hiring practices. The practices and policies for hiring employees at Western Iowa Tech are consistent with all EEO guidelines.

Employment opportunities (when available) for full-time positions include advertising on the College's web job line and internal postings of the job in the human resources office. Full-time job openings are advertised in the Sioux City Journal, on the Western Iowa Tech website and on the KWIT-KOJI station web site, The Siouxland Shopper's Guide and Mundo Latino, a weekly Spanish news publication.

Applications are submitted to the Human Resources Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College and reviewed and received by Mrs. Brenda Bradley, Director of Human Resources. Applications are reviewed by the General Manager and Operations Manager at KWIT-KOJI and a pool of qualified candidates are contacted for interviews. Candidates are interviewed and the most qualified individual(s) is contacted, meets with the College president and is formally offered the position.

EEO Public File Report: Narrative Statement
KWIT-KOJI is licensed to Western Iowa Tech Community College. The radio station functions on a small staff of four full-time people and eight part-time staff.

When a full-time position does become available recruitment to the position would be conducted through the Human Resources office at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Specifically the job would be advertised for a specific period of time on the Western Iowa Tech job line at http://www.witcc.edu/ and the radio station web site at http://www.kwit-koji.org/. Additional recruitment would be a job ad placed in The Sioux City Journal, The Shopper's Guide and Mundo Latino.  The Workforce Development Center located in Sioux City, Iowa, is a clearinghouse for information on job openings.

Applications that are returned to the attention of Mrs. Brenda Bradley in the Human Resources office at Western Iowa Tech Community College are photocopied and sent to the General Manager of the station. Applications are reviewed by the General Manager and Operations Manager of KWIT-KOJI. Qualified candidates for the position are contacted and interviews are scheduled and conducted at the radio station. The most qualified candidate is scheduled for a final interview and contacted with a job offer.

Outreach:

KWIT-KOJI hosted a booth at Artsplash, a local art festival which features children’s activities.  The booth allowed children to interview a friend or family member, and receive a recording of their interview, to allow them to learn about broadcasting.

Long –Term Initiatives:

General Manager Mark Munger and Operations Manager Steve Smith attend monthly management training through Western Iowa Tech Community College.