Equal Employment Opportunity Program
Covering the period from: May26, 2012 to and through May 25, 2013
Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: WCBM and WQLL (AM)
WCBM/WQLL Radio pledges to aggressively recruit new applications for part and full time employment. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotions, compensation, training and termination. It will also be our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunities through a positive, continuing program specific practices designed to insure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex.
To make this policy effective, and to ensure conformance with the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, we have adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Program which includes the following includes the following element:
Responsibility for Implementation
Bob Pettit, the General Manager, is responsible for the administration and implementation of our Equal Employment Opportunity Program. It will also be the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions with respect to recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that our policy and program is adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.
WCBM/WQLL Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. This policy is stated in the following on premise ways
1. As part of our application
2. On posters in the building common area
3. On our web site wcbm.com
4. In our Policies and Procedures employee handbook
It is the company policy not to discriminate because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender. If an employee believes that they have been discriminated against they are encouraged to contact the following in order to rectify the situation.
1. Your department head
2. The Radio Station General Manager.
3. The station’s owners who are located at CCI, 1260 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
4. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 1801 L Street NW, Washington DC 20507. 1-800-669-4000 or access their web site at www.eeoc.gov.
Appendix 1. Applications/Interviews/Full-Time Hires
Appendix 2- Recruitment Sources
Sources for Interview positions
***This past year, (June 1, 2012 - 2013), WCBM/WVIE had 3 full-time hires. We did have four part-time hires. Three people were hired as part-time in the Tech/Engineering department, and one was hired as a part-time Sports Talk Host. We promoted one employee from part-time to full-time in our Tech/Engineering department during the year.
The station attended job fairs through which a number of people were educated about possible employment opportunities within the broadcasting industry, and during which the stations accepted a number of applications from individuals interested in seeking employment at the stations when the appropriate opportunity for full time openings occur. From these applicants, the stations did not hire any FT or PT employees.
We post job openings on our communication bulletin boards located in the kitchen and copy room accessible to staff and visitors. Employees and visitors are encouraged to refer applicants.
Every week we announce that WCBM/WQLL is accepting applications for employment encouraging listeners to apply in person or by mail. The announcement airs at least one time every week on WCBM and WQLL. The following announcement airs weekly on WCBM and WVIE radio….. “From time to time, WCBM/WVIE Radio has employment opportunities both full and part time for on and off the air positions. People interested in joining our staff should visit our website… wcbm.com for opportunities and current employment information. You can send your resume to WCBM/WQLL Radio, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore MD. 21208. Recruitment organizations wishing to be notified of job openings should send their request in writing with contact information to the General Manager. We are an equal opportunity employer.”
We advertise job openings in our major newspaper as well as various community newspapers. During this period we used the following publications:
We use both free and paid help wanted listings on the internet. Employment opportunities were advertised on the following web sites:
Participation in Job Fairs-
The station participates in Job Fairs where our station representatives meet with interested prospects and accept applications. When appropriate, we were the media sponsor of the Job Fair and promoted the event on our radio stations usually at the cost of the station. We participated in the following Job Fairs this past year.
Towson University Job Fair - 22 Resumes
4 Points by Sheraton - 27 Resumes
Cromwell Best Western - 26 Resumes
Career Fairs-Cromwell - 29 Resumes
We occasionally recruit the services of employment agencies to provide part time and full time office employees. Such temporary employees have found full time employment with the station in the past. When requested, we include such agencies in our job posting notifications.
We offer students and others interested in a broadcast career the opportunity to intern with the station. Interns shadow employees and are taught basic skills. This may be a paid or unpaid position based on the candidates experience level. Internships are coordinated through our Business Manager.
Radio Stations WCBM and WQLL are looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applications or have job applications to refer. If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our stations, please notify by fax (410-580-6810) or mail to the following: Bob Pettit, General Manager, WCBM/WVIE Radio, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 Please follow up with a phone call to 410-580-6800 to confirm receipt. WCBM/WVIE Radio is and equal opportunity employer, and encourages minorities and females to apply.
Recruitment Organizations Currently the following organizations are notified when we have full time job openings…..
-Broadcast Institute of Maryland Phone Number 410-254-2770 Address BIM Career Placement 7200 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21234 Contact Norman Brooks E-Mail / Web Address firstname.lastname@example.org
-Coppin State University Phone Number 410-951-3000 Address Coppin State University Career Development Center 2500 West North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21216-3698 Contact Linda Bowie E-Mail/Web Address lbowie@Coppin.edu
-Morgan State University Phone Number 443-885-3333 Address Morgan Career Development Center 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251 Contact Ms. Jachobs E-Mail/Web Address email@example.com Fax: 443-885-8267
- Towson University Phone Number 410-704-2233 Address 8000 York Road Towson MD 21252-0001 TSU Career Development Center
- DCRTV.COM E-Mail/Web Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers USA Phone Number 410-580-2700 Fax:410-580-2701 Address 1866 C Reisterstown Rd. Pikesville, MD 21208 Contact Aprile Crawford E-Mail/Web Address email@example.com
Craigslist.com, a national bulletin board that has employment opportunities broken out by specialty. www.craigslist.com
Appendix 3: Supplemental (Non-vacancy specific) Recruitment Activities
Recruitment Activities, as described above, are a regular part of our ongoing recruitment program. We are always looking for exceptional new part time or full employees to add to our staff. These recruitment activities are described in Appendix 2. The following summarizes our non-vacancy specific recruitment activities.
1. Internship Program for high school, college, and post college individuals interested in working in the broadcasting field.
2. Print Ad in the Baltimore Sun runs periodically soliciting resumes for all positions.
3. A general ‘help wanted” ad run one time a week on WCBM and WQLL radio.
4. Job Fair participation as outlined above is a regular part of our general recruitment activities.
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