ABC5 Public File Report 2012 - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

ABC5 Public File Report 2012

 

Annual EEO Public File Report

Reporting Period:  September 22, 2011 – September 21, 2012

 

 

 

      The purpose of this EEO Public File Report ("Report") is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC's 2002 EEO Rule.  This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Stations Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station: WOI-DT, Ames/Des Moines, IA and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these station, and posted on their web site.

 

      This Report covers the time period of September 22, 2011 through September 21, 2012 (the "Applicable Period").

 

      The FCC's 2002 EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information:

 

1.   A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period;

 

2.   For each such vacancy, the recruitment resource(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the new EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number;

 

3.   The recruitment source that referred the hire for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period;

 

4.   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 such vacancies: and

 

5.   A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

 

      The attached Appendices 1, 2, and 3 have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information.  Please note that the numbers listed in Appendix 2 under the column entitled "Full-time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized" refer to the number assigned to the full-time job positions listed in Appendix 1.

 

      For purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed "filled" not when the offer was extended but when the hire accepted the job offer. A person was deemed "interviewed" whether he or she was interviewed in person, over the telephone or by e-mail.

Annual EEO Public File Report

 

Reporting Period:  September 22, 2011 – September 21, 2012

             

Station(s) in Station Employment Unit:  WOI-DT, Ames/Des Moines, IA

 

    

Appendix 1:  Vacancy Information

 

 

Full-time Positions

Filled by

Job Title

Recruitment

Source

of Hire

Total Number of Interviewees from All Sources for This Position

1

Account Executive

Employee Referral

6 - Staci Fjelland

2

Photographer

www.iowabroadcasters.com

5 – Amanda Jones

3

Photojournalist

www.tvjobs.com

6 – Phil Prazan

4

Producer

Drake University www.myabc5.com

(2 openings filled)

5 – Abraham Swee & Molly Atkins

5

Sales Assistant

Iowa State University

5 – Alissa Knutson

6

Photojournalist

www.myabc5.com

4 – Jason Rantala

7

Editor

Employee Referral

4 – Taylor Rasmussen

8

Weekend Anchor/Photojournalist

KCAU Referral

4 – Ron Marasco

9

Sales Promotion Coordinator

www.myabc5.com

5 – Justin Smith

10

Sports Reporter

www.myabc5.com

5 – Will Hall

11

Master Control Operator

Grand View University

5 – Alesha Damerville

12

Account Executive

Client Referral

6 – Brandon Fredericksen

13

Editor

WHBF Referral

4 – Chris Jones

14

Producer

www.tvjobs.com

5 – Andrew Huck

 

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:   69

Annual EEO Public File Report

 

Reporting Period:  September 22, 2011 – September 21, 2012

             

Station(s) in Station Employment Unit:  WOI-DT, Ames/Des Moines, IA

                  

Appendix 2: Recruitment Source Information

 

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

A

American Institute of Business*

2500 Fleur Drive

Des Moines, IA 50312

Jane DeHaven  515-246-5342

careerservices@aib.edu

 

1, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14

B

American Indian Council*

3405 S. Center St.

PO Box 497

Marshalltown, IA  50158

Kristina Torres  641-844-6986

aictorres@yahoo.com

 

9, 11, 12, 13, 14

C

Ashford University website*

400 North Bluff Blvd 

Clinton, IA  52732

Patricia Niemann 800-242-4153 x7711

http://ashford-csm.symplicity.com

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

D

Bradley University*

1501 W. Bradley Ave.

Peoria, IL  61625

Melissa Poulsen 309-677-2510

mpoulsen@bradley.edu

 

9, 11, 12, 13, 14

E

Briar Cliff University website*

3303 Rebecca St.

Sioux City, IA  51104

800-662-3303

www.collegecentral.com/briarcliff

 

2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

F

Broadcast Center*

2360 Hampton Ave.

St. Louis, MO  63139

Kara Savio  314-647-8181

placement@broadcastcenterinfo.com

 

9, 11, 12, 13, 14

 

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

 

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

 

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

G

Broadcasting & Cable

28 East 28th Street., 12th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Zahra Majma 212-378-0400 x517

ZMajma@nbmedia.com

 

 

H

Brown College website

1440 Northland Dr.

Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1004

651-905-3548

www.browncollege.optimalresume.com

1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14

I

Buena Vista University *

610 W. 4th St.

Storm Lake, IA 50588

Career Services 712-749-2440

careerservices@bvu.edu

1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

J

California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA)*

300 S Grand. Ave., Ste. 3950

Los Angeles, CA  90071-3175

Ph. 213-437-4408

ccnmainfo@ccnma.org

 

11, 12, 13

K

Central College Career Center website*

812 University

Pella, IA  50219

Pat Kitzman 641-628-5271

www.central-csm.symplicity.com

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

L

Chicago State University *

Career Development Center CRSU 180

9501 S King Drive

Chicago, IL  60628-1598

Lee Junkans 773-995-2327

ljunkans@csu.edu

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

M

Clarke University*

1550 Clarke Dr.

Dubuque, IA  52001

careerservices@clarke.edu

 

9, 11, 12, 13, 14

N

Collective Talent website*

Michaels Media

1721 Richardson Pl.

Tampa, FL  33606

Michael Bille 813-254-9695

www.collectivetalent.com

 

3, 6, 8, 10

 

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

 

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

 

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

O

Des Moines Area Comm. College website*

2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.

Ankeny, IA 50021

Jacki Boldt 515-964-6215

www.collegecentralnetwork.com/dmacc

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

P

 

Des Moines Register Classifieds

Sarah Jordan  515-284-8179

 sajordan@dmreg.com

 

 

Q

Des Moines Rights*

602 Robert D. Ray Dr.

Des Moines, IA  50309

Loretta Wells  515-283-4284

llwells@dmgov.org

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

R

www.desmoineshelpwantedads.com

(888) 690-8585

customerservice@yourtownhelpwanted.com

1

1

S

Dordt College*

Office of Career Services

498 4th Avenue, NE

Sioux Center, IA  51250

Ellen Mouw 712-722-6078

emouw@dordt.edu

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

T

Drake University *

School of Journalism & Mass Comm.

118 Meredith Hall

Des Moines, IA 50311

Shari Tenney 515-271-3194

shari/tenney@drake.edu

2

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

U

Electronic Media

740 Rush St

Chicago, IL  60611

Robbie Erhardt  312-263-2824

 

 

V

Emerson College

120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4624
Marsha Della-Giustina 617-824-8500

mdgrtnda@yahoo.com

1

14

W

Goodwill Industries*

4900 NE 22nd St.

Des Moines, IA  50313

Kristen McMains 515-265-5323 x220

kristenm@dmgoodwill.org

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

 

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

 

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

 

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

X

Graceland University website*

1 University Place

Lamoni, IA  50140

Jan Gray 641-784-5460

www.collegecentral.com/graceland

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Y

Grand View University website*

1200 Grandview Avenue

Des Moines, IA  50316

Sue Lande 515-263-6022

www.grandview.edu

1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Z

Greater Des Moines Partnership*

700 Locust St., Ste. 100

Des Monies, IA  50309

Nathan Ritz  515-286-4937

nritz@desmoinesmetro.com

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

a

Grinnell College*

Career Development Office

1127 Park St.

Grinnell, IA  50112-1690

Sue Barnes 641-269-4940

career@grinnell.edu

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

b

Illinois Center for Broadcasting*

455 Eisenhower Land S., Ste. 200

Lombard, IL  60148

Don Clark  630-916-1700 x3114

dclark@beonair.com

 

9, 11, 12, 13, 14

c

Illinois News Broadcaster's Assoc.*

The Job File

124 3rd St.

Wilmette, IL  60091

Bob Roberts  312-636-9071

borowmag@aol.com

 

2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14

d

www.indeed.com

177 Broad Street, 6th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

1

11

e

Iowa at Work *

326 W. 3rd St. Suite #910

Davenport, IA  52801

Duane Denlinger 563-336-3469

Fax 563-336-3495

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

f

Iowa Broadcasters website*

PO Box 71186

Des Moines, IA  50325

Sue Toma 515-224-7237

www.iowabroadcasters.com

5

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

g

www.Iowacareer.net

2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.

Ankeny, IA  50023

Powered by DMACC

Dave Reimers 515-964-6463

 

1, 3

h

Iowa College Recruiting Network*

10 Merrill Park Circle, Ste B

Grinnell, IA  50112

Valorie Larsson  515-867-6890

valorie.larsson@recruitiowagrads.com

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

i

Iowa Lakes Community College*

330 S 18th St

Estherville, IA  51334

Bob Pritchard  712-362-7914

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

j

Iowa State University website*

Career Services

351 Catt Hall

Ames, IA  50011

Mary Ullestad-Heneke 515-294-4841

http://ecms.eng.iastate.edu

2

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

k

Iowa Workforce Development *

(IowaJobs/Iowa Works)

430 E Grand

Des Moines, IA 50309

Ted Johnson 515-281-9600

theodore.johnson@iwd.iowa.gov

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

l

www.jobs.com

1

1

m

Johnson County Community College website*

12345 College Blvd.

Overland Park, KS  66210-1299

LeAnn Cunningham  913-469-3598

www.jccc.edu

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

n

www.lostremote.com*

Natick, MA  07160

Steve Safran  508-479-9089

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

o

Kaplan University *

4655 121st Street

Urbandale, IA  50323

Lori Galhaar 515-727-6844

lgalhaar@kaplan.edu

1

1, 5, 9, 12

p

 Medialine*

PO Box 51909

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Mark Shilstone 800-237-8073

mark@medialine.com

 

2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14

q

Morningside College*

Student Services

1501 Morningside Ave

Sioux City, IA  51106

Stacie Hays 712-274-5254

hays@morningside.edu

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

r

Northwest Missouri State University website*

Career Services

800 University Dr., Admin Bldg 130

Maryville, MO  64468

660-562-1250

https://nwmissouri-csm.symplicity.com

 

11, 12, 13

s

Northwestern College Iowa website*

101 7th St.

Orange City, IA  51041

712-707-7000

www.collegecentral.com/nwciowa

 

1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

t

Office on the Status of African Americans*

321 E. 12th St.

Lucas Street Office Building

Des Moines, IA  50319

Kim Cheeks 515-281-3274

kim.cheeks@iowa.gov

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

u

Partners in Job Training & Placement*

4703 16th St., Ste. H

Moline, IL  61265

Jeanette Dawson  309-736-9626 x106

jdawson@pjtp.org

 

9, 11, 12, 13, 14,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

v

www.productionhub.com*

1809 E Winter Park Rd

Orlando, FL  32803

Amy Kilasonia, Office Mgr. 877-629-4122

5

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

w

Saint Ambrose University website*

518 W. Locust St.

Davenport, IA  52803

563-333-6000

http://sau-csm.symplicity.com

 

5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

x

Simpson College website*

701 N C St

Indianola, Ia  50125

Ann Greubel 515-961-1667

http://simpson-csm.symplicity.com

1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

y

Society of Broadcast Engineers website*

9102 N Meridian St Suite 150

Indianapolis, IN  26260

Scott Jones  317-846-9000

www.sbe.org

 

 

z

Spots-N-Dots

167 Oakdale Rd.

Johnson, NY 13790

Emily McKay 888-884-2630

ads@spotsndots.com

 

 

AA

www.tvjobs.com*

Broadcast Employment Services

PO Box 4116

Oceanside, CA  92052

Mark Holloway 800-374-0119

12

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

BB

 

Television Bureau of Advertising

3 East 54th St. 10th Floor

New York, NY  10022

Tiphany Jones 212-486-1111

tiphany@tvb.org

 

1

CC

University Of Iowa website*

105 Becker Communications Studies Bldg.

Iowa City, IA 52242

Monica Madura 319-335-0578

http://uiowa-csm.symplicity.com

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

Full-time Positions

 for Which This Source

Was Utilized

DD

University of Missouri-Kansas City website*

4825 Troost Ave., Rm 205

Kansas City, MO  64110

Beth Medley  816-235-1636

www.career.umkc.edu

1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

EE

University of Neb. at Omaha website*

The Career Center

6001 Dodge St. MBSC 111

Omaha, NE  68182

Stacey Coleman 402-554-3672

http://unoceo.unoomaha.edu

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

FF

Univ. Of Northern Iowa – Career Services website*

1227 W 27th St.

Cedar Falls, IA 50614 -0384

Shannon Seehase 319-273-6857

www.uni.edu

 

9, 11, 12, 13, 14

GG

Upper Iowa University*

5000 Westown Parkway, Ste 200

West Des Moines, IA  50266

Kate Evans  515-225-1919

Fax 515-225-1919

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14

HH

Urban Dreams*

1410 6th Ave

Des Moines, IA  50314

Wayne Ford  515-288-4742

 

1, 5, 9, 11, 12

II

USA Staffing, Inc. website

Iowa Job Center

2010 Philadelphia St., Ste 8

Ames, IA  50010

Steve Risius  515-292-5775

www.iowajobcenter.com

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

JJ

William Penn University*

6000 Westown Parkway, Suite 100

West Des Moines, IA  50266

Aubrey Leisinger 515-422-6173

aubrey.leisinger@cwa.wmpenn.edu

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

KK

WHBF/KCAU/KLKN/WLNE *

sgramenz@cbs4qc.com; jcollins@kcautv.com; sanderson@klkntv.com

amenard@abc6.com

4

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

LL

WOI Website (www.myabc5.com)*

Bulletin Board

16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

MM

Employee Referrals

8

1, 6, 7, 9, 14

NN

Client/Agency Referrals

4

12

OO

Drop off

1

3

 

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:   69

 

Notes:

  • An asterisk (*) indicates sources that are entitled to vacancy notification.
  • Italicized sources indicate job banks and Internet programs to which WOI contributes.  These sources are designed to promote outreach generally, not primarily directed to providing notification of specific job vacancies.

 

 

 

 

Annual EEO Public File Report

 

Reporting Period:  September 22, 2011 – September 21, 2012

             

Station(s) in Station Employment Unit:  WOI-DT, Ames/Des Moines, IA

 

 

 

Appendix 3: Outreach Initiatives

 

1.  Internship Program:

            Through the years, WOI has been involved in helping members of the community achieve their educational goals.  WOI recruits students interested in the broadcast industry by widely advertising our internship programs at career fairs and by educating managers to mention this opportunity when speaking with members of the community.  Letters of Agreement are filled out by the prospective intern and signed off on by a professor of the university and an evaluation is performed at the end of the intern's term.  During this period, we have had a total of seven internships at WOI. 

  1. Drake University student – News.  Video photography, editing, writing, producing, stacking news shows.  August 2011 through December 2011.
  2. Iowa State University student – Weather.  Forecasting, reporting and editing.  August 2011 through December 2011.
  3. Drake University student – Sports.  Reporting, editing, writing.  November 2011 through May 2012. (We hired this student on a part-time basis.)
  4. Drake University student – Sports.  Reporting, editing, writing.  January 2012 through April 2012. (We hired this student on a part-time basis.)
  5. Iowa State University student – Sports.  Reporting, editing, writing.  May 2012 through August 2012. (We hired this student on a part-time basis.)
  6. University of Nebraska Omaha student – Sports.  Reporting, editing, writing.  May 2012 through August 2012. (We hired this student on a part-time basis.)
  7. Iowa State University student – Weather.  Forecasting, reporting and editing.  May 2012 through August 2012.

                       

2.  EEO Training:

            Equal Employment Opportunity Meetings are held periodically to educate department heads regarding their roles and responsibilities in the EEO process and to ensure that all departments are hiring and promoting in a non-discriminatory fashion.  We require all managers with hiring authority to participate in these meetings and in discussions regarding upcoming job fairs and other recruitment activities.  Minutes of these meetings are kept in the business office's EEO file.  Sessions for this reporting period were held on October 11, 2011, February 14, 2012 and September 18, 2012. 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the internal training session, Teresa Fuquey (Business Manager) participated in two NAB management training sessions: FCC EEO Updates: How to Prepare and Stay Compliant, on April 4, 2012 and Navigating the FCC's Equal Employment Opportunity Rules on June 5, 2012.

 

3.  Job Bank & Internet Program Participation:

            WOI participates in job banks and internet programs with many organizations, as outlined above in italics, including the Iowa Broadcaster's Assoc., Iowa College Recruiting Network, TVJobs.com, ProductionHub.com, etc.  These organizations have programs designed for outreach generally, and are not primarily directed to providing notification of specific job vacancies.  (See italicized recruitment sources on above list.)

 

4.  Participation in Career Fairs:

  • Drake University Professional & Career Development Services – February 2, 2012, 3pm – 6:30pm

Teresa Fuquey (Business Manager) and Katie Young (Sales Assistant) participated.  The career fair was sponsored by Drake University for the general public, students and alumni.  WOI was recruiting for a photojournalist and part-time accounting/administrative assistant as well as taking resumes for internships.  Students were able to stop by the booth and ask questions about the station and careers in broadcasting.

 

  • University of Iowa Fall Job & Internship Fair – September 20, 2012, 11am – 4pm

Teresa Fuquey (Business Manager) and Sarah Gramenz (WHBF Business Manager) participated.  The career fair was sponsored by the University of Iowa for the general public, students and alumni.  WOI was recruiting for a photojournalist, producer and an account executive as well as taking resumes for internships.  Students were able to stop by the booth and ask questions about the station and careers in broadcasting.

 

5.  Disseminating Information as to Employment Opportunities in Broadcasting:

            WOI created a television spot which airs approximately every day on different day parts, on both 5.1 and our digital channel 5.2.  The spot: 1) asks organizations that distribute information about employment opportunities to contact WOI to get on our mailing list (all contact information including address, phone and email are provided) and 2) informs job seekers to check WOI's website for postings of current openings.  The spot confirms WOI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  WOI has also created a spot to air which directly recruits for specific job openings that we have at that time.  This spot runs in the same rotation as the spot mentioned above as well as on both 5.1 and 5.2.

 

6.   Participate in event or program related to career opportunities in broadcasting sponsored by educational institutions:

 

  • September 23, 2011 - Phil McLean (Creative Services Director) spoke to media students at the Buena Vista University Career Symposium.  He spoke to students on topics ranging from preparing yourself for careers in television, interviewing tips and techniques, how to receive (and the importance of) internships in the television industry, and general advice to prepare college students for careers in the media.  The students were able to ask questions about the television industry and his career in television.

 

  • October 25, 2011 – Chris Conoan (Meteorologist) spoke at the Iowa State Historical Museum to students from Holly Trinity Schools.  He spoke to 3rd graders about how weather works, the science of weather, the day-to-day activities of a meteorologist and the various weather patterns in Iowa.  The students were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

  • November 1, 2011 - Chris Conoan (Meteorologist) spoke to Howe Elementary in Des Moines.  He spoke to 2nd graders about how weather works, the science of weather, the day-to-day activities of a meteorologist and how being a weather scientist is important to the community.  The students were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

  • November 10, 2011 – Brad Edwards (Chief Meteorologist) spoke to college students in meteorology classes at ISU.  He discussed how weather works, weather safety and day-to-day activities of a meteorologist.  The students were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

  • December 22, 2011 – Brad Edwards (Chief Meteorologist) spoke to East Elementary in Ankeny.  He spoke to 2nd graders about how weather works, weather safety and day-to-day activities of a meteorologist.  The students were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

  • January 17, 2012 - Chris Conoan (Meteorologist) spoke to Horizon Elementary in Johnston.  He spoke to a 1st graders about how weather affect us, the science of weather, weather safety and day-to-day activities of a meteorologist.  The students were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

  • April 11, 2012 – Holly Cihota (Account Executive) spoke to college students in marketing classes at DMACC.  She discussed media sales, television broadcasting and what her day-to-day activities at the station are.  The students were able to ask questions about sales/marketing and her career in television.

 

  • April 25, 2012 – Chris Conoan (Meteorologist) gave a tour to Anita High School students interested in television meteorology careers.  He discussed weather and focused on the day-to-day activities of a meteorologist.  The students were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

  • August 22, 2012 - Chris Maiers (Meteorologist) spoke to Rolling Green Elementary in Urbandale.  He spoke to 3rd graders about weather safety, the science of weather and day-to-day activities of a meteorologist.  The students were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

 

 

7.   Participation in other activities reasonably calculated by the station to further the goal of disseminating information as to employment opportunities in broadcast to job candidates who might otherwise be unaware of such:

 

  • September 19, 2011 – Chris Conoan (Meteorologist) spoke at a Faith Lutheran Church retreat in Harcourt, Iowa.  Spoke about weather and how we forecast.  Also focused on the powerful imagery and symbolism weather has in passages, psalms and songs.  Those in attendance were able to ask questions about weather and his career in television.

 

  • November 15, 2011 – Doug Sawyer (Promotions Manager), Brad Edwards (Chief Meteorologist), Rachel Pierce (Anchor) and Amanda Krenz (Anchor) conducted a tour of the station for a Boy Scout troop from Johnston.  They discussed the station's history, educational background of employees and answered technical questions about the nature of broadcasting.

 

  • November 21, 2011 – Doug Sawyer (Promotions Manager), Brad Edwards (Chief Meteorologist), Rachel Pierce (Anchor) and Amanda Krenz (Anchor) conducted a tour of the station for a Boy Scout troop from Earlham.  They discussed the station's history, educational background of employees and answered technical questions about the nature of broadcasting.

 

  • January 24, 2012 – Doug Sawyer (Promotions Manager), Brad Edwards (Chief Meteorologist), Rachel Pierce (Anchor) and Amanda Krenz (Anchor) conducted a tour of the station for a Boy Scout troop from Urbandale.  They discussed the station's history, educational background of employees and answered technical questions about the nature of broadcasting.

 

  • January 24, 2012 – Doug Sawyer (Promotions Manager), Brad Edwards (Chief Meteorologist), Rachel Pierce (Anchor) and Amanda Krenz (Anchor) conducted a tour of the station for a Boy Scout troop from Johnston and Urbandale.  They discussed the station's history, educational background of employees and answered technical questions about the nature of broadcasting.

 

8.   Establishing a mentoring program for station personnel:

  • WOI helps current personnel achieve their career goals.  During the period we had an opening for a:
  1.  Multichannel Account Executive and we promoted our Sales Assistant to this position. 
  2. Sports Director and we promoted our Weekend Sports Anchor/Photojournalist to this position
  3. Weekend Sports Anchor/Photojournalist and we promoted our Sports Reporter to this position. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.  Sponsorship of Events Designed To Inform Community about Broadcast Employment:

  • December 28, 2011 through January 4, 2012 –ABC5 News staff sponsored twelve members of the Emerson College Journalism Department who were visiting Des Moines for the Iowa Caucuses.  The students worked with and collaborated with nearly every member of the ABC5 News staff for an entire week.  The ABC5 News staff set aside time for the students to ask questions about working in a real TV Newsroom.  This was a way to coach/mentor students with some interest in television news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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