KWIT-KOJI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Reporting Period October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012
EEO Public File Report
No full-time vacancies were available during this period.
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 at various locations on the campus where students and employees gather and meet. 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.
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 for a final interview and 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 five full-time people and seven part-time people.
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 and The Weekender Magazine. The "webdacs" (a detailed listing of job openings at public radio stations) serves as another vehicle for job recruitment and 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.
In December, the Station presented Garrison Keillor at the Orpheum Theatre.
The Station and Friends of FM90 Community Advisory Board hosted a ten-year anniversary reception for KOJI in Okoboji in August 2012.
South of the Border host Isaac Quiñonez represented the Station at annual community celebrations of Cinco de Mayo.
Long –Term Initiatives:
Internship Programs: KWIT-KOJI continues to encourage college students to engage in internship and employment opportunities at the station.
Training Programs for Station Personnel: Chief Engineer Dennis Semple attended the NAB PREC convention in Las Vegas in April 2012.
News Director Duane Kraayenbrink attended the Midwest Journalism conference in Bloomington, Minnesota, in March 2012.
General Manager Gretchen Gondek and Operations Manager Steve Smith attend monthly management training through Western Iowa Tech Community College.
KWIT-KOJI is active in promoting (through on-air spots and a direct link on our website) a program to encourage high school students to pursue careers in broadcasting by applying for scholarships available through the Quarton-McElroy/Iowa Broadcasters Association Broadcast Scholarship Program.