Public Notice

Board of Directors Meeting

A meeting of the Board of Directors of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio (Western Reserve Public Media) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the offices of Western Reserve Public Media. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, contact Western Reserve Public Media by mail at 1750 Campus Center Drive, Kent, Ohio, 44240-5191; by telephone at 1-800-554-4549 during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by e-mail at . The meeting is open to the public.

 

EEO Public File Report
WNEO Alliance/WEAO Akron
June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013


 

Full-time jobs filled by the station’s employment unit during the previous year, identified by job title

Membership Coordinator
Chief Business Development Officer
Membership and Development Specialist

 

The recruitment sources used to fill those vacancies, identified by name, address, contact person and phone number include:

For the Membership Coordinator Position

Akron Beacon Journal, Online Sales Center, 44 Exchange Street, Akron, OH (330) 996-3339
Number of interviewees: 1

The Vindicator, Trisha, PO Box 780, Youngstown, OH (330) 747-1471
Number of interviewees: 1

Canton Repository, Online Sales, 500 Market Avenue, Canton, OH (330) 580-8400
Number of interviewees: 1

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Online Sales, 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA (703) 684-0410
Number of interviewees: 1

Western Reserve Public Media Website, www.westernreservepublicmedia.org.
Number of interviewees: 0

Western Reserve Public Media Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/WesternReservePublicMedia
Number of interviewees: 0

 

For the Chief Business Development Officer Position

This position was partially grant funded and was filled in an exigent situation with an area resident experienced in this highly specialized field.  Circumstances surrounding this exigent situation included the inability of other staffers to fill the vacancy as we currently function with a lean staff structure, special job tasks related to this new, grant funded position, and the need to bring in someone new immediately.

 

For the Membership and Development Specialist

Akron Beacon Journal, Online Sales Center, 44 Exchange Street, Akron, OH (330) 996-3339
Number of interviewees: 2

The Vindicator, Trisha, PO Box 780, Youngstown, OH (330) 747-1471
Number of interviewees: 0

Canton Repository, Online Sales, 500 Market Avenue, Canton, OH (330) 580-8400
Number of interviewees: 1

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Online Sales, 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA (703) 684-0410
Number of interviewees: 0

Western Reserve Public Media Website, www.westernreservepublicmedia.org.
Number of interviewees: 0

Western Reserve Public Media Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/WesternReservePublicMedia
Number of interviewees: 0

Word of Mouth from Community Members
Number of interviewees: 2

 

Recruitment source for the person hired;

Membership Coordinator: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Online Sales, 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA (703) 684-0410

Chief Business Development Officer: This position was partially grant funded and was filled in an emergency situation with an area resident experienced in this highly specialized field

Membership and Development Specialist:  The position is yet to be filled.

 

Total number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during the preceding year

8 interviewees for 3 full time vacancies during the preceding year

 

Interviewees referred by each recruitment source

Akron Beacon Journal, Online Sales Center, 44 Exchange Street, Akron, OH (330) 996-3339
Number of interviewees: 3

The Vindicator, Trisha, PO Box 780, Youngstown, OH (330) 747-1471
Number of interviewees: 1

Canton Repository, Online Sales, 500 Market Avenue, Canton, OH (330) 580-8400
Number of interviewees: 2

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Online Sales, 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA (703) 684-0410
Number of interviewees: 1

 

The following Prong 3 initiatives were implemented during the previous year:

Participation in Job Fairs

The Regional Career Expo was held Friday, June 1 at the University of Akron-Wayne campus. It was attended by Director of Education Jeff Good for Western Reserve Public Media (WNEO/WEAO).

The Kent State Trumbull Fall Job Fair was held Thursday, October 4 at Kent State University at Trumbull. It was attended by Director of Education Jeff Good for Western Reserve Public Media (WNEO/WEAO).

The Northeast Ohio Tech Summit was held Thursday, May 9 at Youngstown State University. It was attended by Director of Education Jeff Good for Western Reserve Public Media (WNEO/WEAO). A facilitation of a presentation about career opportunities in non profit and broadcasting facilities with the audience being non profit agencies as well as job seekers.

 

Establishment of Internship program

On-going internships provide students with the skills needed for broadcast employment. Internships were provided this year in production. Multiple Kent State University and Youngstown State University students assisted in the production of two weekly local news and business programs, NewsNite and NEOtropolis. Currently, a production/master control internship opportunity is listed in Youngstown State University Telecommunications Studies internship brochure.

 

Participation in other activities to further goal of disseminating employment opportunity information

We post the following vacancy information on our webpage, “Western Reserve Public Media is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies at the station. We seek help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. Organizations that wish to receive our vacancy information should contact the station by calling 330-821-6413 or 330-677-4549.

 

Training programs to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions

WNEO/WEAO encourages and finances training programs (college class work, seminars) designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that would qualify them for higher positions. Among others, Jeff Good achieved Google Certified Educator status and Microsoft Innovative Educator status; Trina Cutter traveled to New York City to attend the World Innovation Forum; Lisa Martinez attended the the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference and the Wean Nonprofit Summit; Jessie Springer attended Social Media: Beyond the Basics and Toni Kayumi attended the two-day PBS Planned Giving Seminar.

 

Participation in scholarship programs designed to assist students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting

As a member of the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, Western Reserve PBS qualifies for three scholarship opportunities through Ohio  Broadcasters Foundation, each year. The OAB Kids Scholarship is for children of full-time employees of an OAB member station. The Ohio Broadcasters Scholarship is for students already enrolled at a four-year college or university in Ohio. Lastly, the OAB Executive Development Scholarship is for OAB station employees working full-time in a managerial role.

 

Participation in at least four programs sponsored by educational institutions relating to careers in broadcasting

WNEO/WEAO has participated in providing information about broadcasting careers to students at Youngstown State, Kent State Stark Campus, and University of Akron. Staff members participating were Duilio Mariola and Jeff Good.

 

Sponsorship of at least two events in the community designed to inform and educate members of the public as to opportunities in broadcasting

Western Reserve Public Media offers a video production class called You Be the Producer covering video and television fundamentals and careers.

Duilio Mariola presented information about broadcasting as part of the course he teaches at the University of Akron. College students also crew tapings/live-air of local WNEO/WEAO programming.

 
 
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