Annual EEO Public File Report

Reporting Period: December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018

     The purpose of this EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080 (c) (6) of the FCC’s Rules.  This report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station:  WLNE-TV, New Bedford, MA, and is required to be placed in the public inspection file of the station, and posted on its website. 

      The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning December 1, 2017 to and including November 30, 2018 (“the Applicable Period”).

       The FCC’s EEO Rules require that this Report contain the following information:

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

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

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

  1. 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

  1. 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 which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information.  Please note that the numbers listed on Appendix 2 under the column entitled “Full-Time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized” refer to the number of full-time positions listed on 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:  December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018

Station(s) in Station Employment Unit:  WLNE-TV, New Bedford, MA

Appendix 1: Vacancy Information

Full-time Positions Filled by Job Title

Recruitment Source of Hire

Total Number of Interviewees for Position

1

Account Executive

Word of Mouth

4 - Sharon Tallman

2

Multi-Media Journalist

Word of Mouth

11 - John Scott Cook

3

General Manager

Syndicator Referral

8 - Tina M. Castano

4

Producer

www.ABC6.com

3 - Madeline Eggers

5

Photographer

www.ABC6.com

3 - Courtney Albanese

6

Video Editor

www.ABC6.com

3 - Andrew Croteau

7

Production Assistant

www.ABC6.com

3 - Laurie Piatkowski

8

Account Executive

Ziprecruiter &

Employee Referral

(2 Hired)

5 - Jade Freeman &

     John Colletto

9

Video Editor

Word of Mouth

5 - Nicholas Devito

10

Local Sales Assistant

Ziprecruiter

5 – Alexandra Marshall

11

Assignment Editor

TVJobs.com

6 – Alison Pierel

12

Multimedia Journalist

www.ABC6.com

6 – Daniel Keith

13

Production Assistant

New England Institute of Technology Job Fair

3 – Christopher Maltezos

14

Multimedia Journalist

Employee Referral

6 – Amanda Pitts

15

Video Editor

Word of Mouth &

New England Institute of Technology

(2 Hired)

4 – Eric Betti &

      James Pilkington

16

Production Assistant

New England Institute of Technology Job Fair &

www.ABC6.com

(2 Hired)

3 – Michelle Frias &

      Stephen Neshe

17

Local Sales Assistant

Ziprecruiter

4 – James Tabor

18

Video Editor

New England Institute of Technology

3 – Nicholas Siner

19

Video Editor

New England Institute of Technology

5 – Justin Wurtz

20

Newscast Director

www.ABC6.com

3 – Paul French

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:                  93

Annual EEO Public File Report

Reporting Period:  December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018

Station(s) in Station Employment Unit:  WLNE-TV, New Bedford, MA

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

ABC6 website*

www.abc6.com

32

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

15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

B

Blacks Interested in Communications*

Attn: George Castro

1468 Broad Street

Providence, RI 02905

401-941-9370

1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

C

Boston College*

38 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167

617-552-3430

1

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

D

Broadcasting & Cable

28 East 28th Street, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10016

212-378-0485

www.broadcastingcable-jobs.carreerwebsite.com

5

1, 3, 4, 8, 20

E

Brown University Website*

172 Meeting Street

PO Box 1907

Providence, RI 02912-1907

401-863-1000

www.brown-csm.simplicity.com

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18

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

Bryant College Website*

Attn: Yvonne Combies

1150 Douglas Pike, P O Box 1065

Smithfield, RI 02917

401-232-6000

www.bryant.edu

ocs@bryant.edu

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

G

Center for Hispanic Policy & Advocacy – ChisPA*

Attn: Miguel Sanchez-Hartwein

421 Elmwood Avenue

Providence, RI  02907

401-467-0111

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

H

Connecticut College*

Attn: John Hayes

270 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT  06320

813-254-9695

Jhayes3@conncoll.edu

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19

I

Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Website*

Attn: Camille Numrich

400 East Avenue

Warwick, RI 02886

Ph. 401-825-2050

Fax 401-825-1148

www.ccri.edu

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

J

Corporation for Public Broadcasting*

Attn: Employment Outreach Project

401 Ninth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004-2036

202-879-9600

5, 6, 10, 17, 20

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

K

Craigslist.org*

Attn: Jim Buckmaster

1381 9th Avenue

San Francisco, CA  94122

Ph. 408-988-6395

Fax 415-504-6394

www.providence.craigslist.org

2, 4, 10, 12, 13

L

Emerson College*

Attn: Lisa Chang

120 Boyston Street

Boston, MA 02116

617-824-8500

1

4, 6, 7, 9, 10,  11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

M

Indeed.com

Attn: Career Services

177 Broad Street 6th Floor

Stamford, CT  06901

www.indeed.com

10

1, 2, 4, 6, 13, 16

N

Jobvertise, Inc.

Attn: Samuel Roseman

32 Cumberland Drive

Lincolnshire, IL  60069

www.jobvertise.com

1

O

Johnson & Wales University*

Attn: Akanksha Aga

8 Abbott Park Place

Providence, RI  02903

401-598-2414

careerpostings@jwu.edu

4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18

P

Lincoln Technical Institute*

Attn: Beth Comella

622 George Washington Highway

Lincoln, RI  02865

401-334-2430

bcomella@lincolntech.com

5, 7, 13, 15, 18

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

Q

MA Labor and Workforce Development*

Attn: Division of Career Services

Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-626-5300

dcscustomerfeedback@detma.org

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20

R

Mass Broadcasters Association*

www.massbroadcasters.org

1,3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

S

Medialine

Attn: Mark Shilstone

PO Box 51909

Pacific Grove, CA  93950

Ph. 800-237-8073

Fax 831-648-5204

medialine@medialine.com

2, 4, 5, 6

T

NAACP – Providence Branch*

Attn: James Vincent

P.O. Box 5767

881 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903

401-521-6222

4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

U

NATAS *

Attn: Barbara Baker

1697 Broadway, Ste. 1001

New York, NY  10019

Ph. 212-586-8424

Fax 212-246-8129

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

V

New England Institute of Technology*

Attn: Pat Blakemore

2500 Post Road

Warwick, RI 02886

401-739-5000

5

5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19

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

W

New England Institute of Technology Job Fair

3

13, 16

X

NPPA*

Attn: Mindy Hutchinson

3200 Croasdaile Dr., Ste. 306

Durham, NC  27705

919-383-7246

roberteng@compuserve.com

5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20

Y

Providence College*

Attn: Feinstein Academic Center

549 River Avenue

Providence, RI 02918

401-865-1000

2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Z

Providence Human Relations Commission*

Attn: Melba Depena

400 Westminster Street

Providence, RI  02903

401-351-0475

1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

AA

Providence Journal/Monter.com/ ZipRecruiter *

Attn: Mark

75 Fountain Street

Providence, RI  02902

401-277-7730

www.adorder@projo.com

15

3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20

BB

Rhode Island College*

Career Development Center

600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue

Providence, RI 02908-1991

401-456-8000

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17

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

CC

Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training*

Center General Complex

Attn: Sandra Powell
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Ph. 401-462-8000

Fax 401-462-8722

www.dlt.state.ri.us

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

DD

Rhode Island Indian Council*

Attn: Employment Services

807 Broad St.

Providence, RI  02907

401-941-3398

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

EE

RICJ*

Attn: Toby Ayers

P.O. Box 893

Providence, RI  02901

401-467-1712

5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18

FF

RI Nexus*

Attn: Stuart Freiman

315 Iron Horse Way, Ste. 101

Providence, RI  02908

Ph. 401-278-9100

Fax 401-273-8270

1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

GG

Roger Williams University*

Attn: Krystal Sweet

One Old Ferry Road

Bristol, RI 02809

Phone: 401-254-3224

Fax: 401-254-3497

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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

HH

RI State Equal Opportunity Office*

Attn: Raymond Lambert

One Capitol Hill

Providence, RI 02908
401-222-3090

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18

II

Salve Regina University

Attn: Office of Career Development

100 Ochre Point Avenue

Newport, RI  02840

401-341-2913

www.myinterfase.com/salve/employer

career@salve.edu

4, 17, 18

JJ

Ser-Jobs for Progress, Inc.*

Attn: Janet Collazo

164 Bedford Street

Fall River, MA  02720

508-676-1916

admin@ser-jobs.com

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

KK

Spots n Dots

Attn: Emily McKay

888-884-2630 X701

ads@spotsndots.com

1, 3, 8

LL

TV Jobs *

Broadcast Employment Services

Attn: Mark Holloway

PO Box 4116

Oceanside, CA  92052

Ph. 800-374-0119

Fax 760-754-2115

jobs@tvjobs.com

admin@tvjobs.com

5

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

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

MM

University of Rhode Island*

Attn: Dr. Bobbi Koppel

90 Lower College Rd Room 228

Roosevelt Hall

Kingston, RI  02881

401-874-4043

1

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

NN

Urban League of RI*

Employment Services

246 Prairie Avenue

Providence, RI  02907

401-351-5000

14, 16, 17, 18, 20

OO

Vocational Resources/Goodwill Industries*

Attn: Mark Chute

100 Houghton Street

Providence, RI  02904

401-861-2080

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20

PP

Word of mouth/Employee, Market, Syndicator or Agency Referrals

14

1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15

QQ

Station Bulletin Board/ Current Employees; Sister Stations: KLKN-TV & SNN-TV*

1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

RR

Year Up*

Attn: Pieter Van Sciver

40 Fountain Street

Providence, RI  02903

401-537-2223

pvansciver@yearup.org

4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period                             93

Notes:

  • An asterisk (*) indicates sources that are entitled to vacancy notification.
  • Italicized sources indicate job banks and Internet programs to which WLNE 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:  December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018

Station(s) in Station Employment Unit:  WLNE-TV, New Bedford, MA

Appendix 3: Outreach Activities

1.  Internship Program:

Through the years, WLNE has been involved in helping members of the community achieve their educational goals.  WLNE 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.  During this period, we have had a total of eleven internships at WLNE. 

  • News Interns spend time learning the functions of the news room which include reporting, editing, shooting video, and writing stories. News interns also include Sports which focus more on shooting sports events and preparing clips for sports segments.

  • Production and Marketing Interns spend time behind the scenes on a variety of duties from Master Control/Production to planning and preparation tasks for our yearly July 4th Parade production.

College/University

Department

Semester

A

Rhode Island College

News

Winter/Spring 2018

B

University Of Rhode Island

News

Winter/Spring 2018

C

Syracuse University

News

Winter/Spring 2018

D

University Of Rhode Island

News

Winter/Spring 2018

E

Ithaca College

Production

Spring/Summer 2018

F

American University

Production

Spring/Summer 2018

G

George Washington University

News

Spring/Summer 2018

H

Dean College

News - Sports

Spring/Summer 2018

I

Emerson College

News - Sports

Spring/Summer 2018

J

Ithaca College

News

Spring/Summer 2018

K

University Of Rhode Island

News - Sports

Fall 2018

2.  Job Bank & Internet Program Participation:

WLNE participates in job banks and internet programs with many organizations, as outlined above in italics, including the Year Up, Providence Journal/Monster.com, TVJobs.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.)

3. Participation in Career Fairs:

  • Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Virtual Job Fair – December 18, 2017

John Methia (Director of Broadcast Operations) participated.  The career fair was sponsored by Rhode Island College for the general public, college students & alumni majoring in the broadcasting industry.  WLNE was recruiting for an account executive, multi-media journalist, producer, photographer and video editor 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.

  • New England Institute of Technology’s TechXpo 2018 – February 5, 2018

Don Curtin (Director of Broadcast Operations) participated.  The career fair was sponsored by Rhode Island College for the general public, college students & alumni majoring in the broadcasting industry.  WLNE was recruiting for video editor, production assistant, multi-media journalist and local sales 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.

  • Rhode Island College Job & Internship Fair - March 28, 2018

Don Curtin (Director of Broadcast Operations) participated.  The career fair was sponsored by Rhode Island College for the general public, college students & alumni majoring in the broadcasting industry.  WLNE was recruiting for an account executive, multi-media journalist, local assistant and assignment editor 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.

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

  • January 31, 2018 - Melissa Randall (News Anchor) - Spoke to students at Globe School in Woonsocket.She talked about her job as a broadcaster/anchor at ABC6.The students were able to ask questions about her career in television.

  • March 3, 2018 - John Deluca (News Anchor) – Visited Portsmouth High School to meet high school students from all over RI at the Connect 2 Careers event to speak about his job as a broadcaster/anchor at ABC6.  The students were able to ask questions about his career in television.

  • September 18, 2018 – Jeff Desnoyers (Chief Meteorologist) spoke to students at Coventry/Blackrock Elementary School in Coventry.He talked about the duties and challenges of working at a television station and day-to- day responsibilities of meteorologist.The students were able to ask questions about his career in broadcasting.

  • Doreen Scanlon (News Anchor) - Visited various schools (listed below) to speak about her job as a broadcaster/anchor at ABC6.The students were able to ask questions about her career in television.

  • 03/06/18 – Centredale Elementary School in North providence
  • 04/09/18 – Fogarty School in Providence
  • 04/12/18 – Silver Spring Elementary School in Providence
  • 04/24/18 - Bishop McVinney School in Providence
  • 05/05/18 - Pleasant View Elementary School in Providence
  • 05/29/18 - Edgewood Highland School in Cranston
  • 05/30/18 - Pleasant View Elementary School in Providence

  • Chelsea Priest (Meteorologist) – Visited various schools in Rhode Island and surrounding areas (listed below) to speak 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 her career in television. 

  • 12/01/17 – Hoxsie Elementary School in Warwick
  • 12/06/17 – Warwick Neck Elementary School in Warwick
  • 02/08/18 – Lincoln High School in Lincoln for career day
  • 02/15/18 – Harry Kizirian Elementary School in Providence
  • 03/01/18 – Moses Brown School in Providence
  • 04/11/18 - Randall Holden Elementary School in Warwick
  • 04/12/18 – Warwick Neck Elementary School in Warwick
  • 04/26/18 – Bishop McVinney in Providence
  • 05/30/18 – Orchard Farm School in Cranston
  • 05/31/18 – Stone Hill Elementary School in Cranston
  • 06/01/18 – Glen Hills Elementary School in Cranston

5. 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:

  • February 22, 2018 - Chelsea Priest (Meteorologist) – Spoke to YMCA - Student Enrichment Camp in Woonsocket about Weather and her career as a meteorologist.She presented a powerpoint about the weather and the changes in the environment.Students were able to ask questions about weather and her career in television.

  • April 10, 2018 – Doreen Scanlon (News Anchor) spoke to Children’s Friend & Services in Providence about her career as a news broadcaster.She spoke about local news and jobs in television.Those present were able to ask questions about journalism and her career in television.

  • June 5, 2018 – Chelsea Priest (Meteorologist) – Spoke to Greenwood Community Church in Warwick about her career as a meteorologist.She spoke in a Women’s Group Weather Discussion about weather/television basics and the changing face of media, as well as the future of the industry. Those in attendance were able to ask questions about journalism and her career in television.

6. Establishing a mentoring program for station personnel:

WLNE helps current personnel achieve their career goals.  During the period we had an opening for a:

  • Local Sales Manager and we promoted an Account Executive for this position.
  • Commercial Producer and we promoted a Video Editor.
  • Director of Broadcast Operations and we promoted a Promotion Manager
  • Promotion Manager and we promoted a Commercial Producer.
  • Senior Newscast Director and we promoted a Newscast Director.
  • Traffic Manager and we promoted a National Sales Assistant.
  • National Sales Assistant and we promoted a Local Sales Assistant.
  • Assignment Editor and we promoted a Part-Time Assignment Editor.
  • Producer and we promoted an Assignment Editor.
  • Senior Producer and we promoted a Producer.
  • Traffic Assistant and we promoted a Local Sales Assistant.
  • Newscast Director and we promoted a Production Assistant.

      7.  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 January 30, 2018 and April 3, 2018. 

      8.  Disseminating Information as to Employment Opportunities in Broadcasting:

     

     WLNE created a television spot which airs approximately every day on different day

     parts.  The spot: 1) asks organizations that distribute information about employment

     opportunities to contact WLNE to get on our mailing list (all contact information

     including address, phone and email are provided) and 2) informs job seekers to check

     WLNE’s website for postings of current openings.  The spot confirms WLNE is an

     Equal Opportunity Employer.