2012 EEO Report

Equal Employment Opportunity Annual Report

December 1, 2011 – November 30, 2012

Employment Opportunities

Troy University Public Radio had one full-time staff vacancy during the above period of time.

Troy University Public Radio, as a policy, provides employment information utilizing the following sources to notify the public of all full-time vacancies.

  • Montgomery Advertiser, Classifieds, 425 Molton Street, Montgomery, AL
  • Dothan Eagle, Dothan Alabama
  • Affirmative Action Register, 8356 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63132
  • Alabama Broadcasters Association Job Bank Newsletter and Webpage 1316 Alford Avenue, Suite 201, Birmingham, AL 35226
  • Troy University Public Radio Website, troypublicradio.org
  • Troy University Website, www.troyuniversityjobs.com
  • Higher Ed Jobs, www.higheredjobs.com

Recruiting Initiatives

  • Troy University Public Radio participated in the 2012 Valentine’s Day Career Fair at Troy University’s Dothan Alabama campus. Program Manager, Fred Azbell represented the station. Students of all majors were given the opportunity to have their questions answered about career opportunities that were available at the station. The station provided handouts detailing station positions, skills and responsibilities necessary to qualify for those positions. Program schedules and other information were also made available to interested students. Approximately ten attendees made inquiries about the station and three resumes were collected.
  • Troy University Public Radio participated in the annual spring career fair held on the Troy University Troy campus February 29, 2012. Open to the public, this fair provided opportunity to provide information about the station and current job openings.
  • Troy University Public Radio was represented by Joanne Jacobs at the Trenholm Annual Spring Job Fair on April 20, 2011. The event was attended by a steady stream of approximately 150 job seekers between the hours of 9 a.m. – Noon. The attendees comprised a balanced mix of students, graduates and professionals. A display table was used to provide information detailing staff positions at Troy University Public Radio, station program guides and promotional pieces referencing station frequencies and call letters. Several inquiries about positions and qualifications were made with approximately 30 persons showing interest in pursuing a position with the station. A number of resumes were submitted.
  • Approved and contracted with an intern August 2012 – November 2012. Our fall intern, Nathalie Boyd has taken part in many of the operations in the station. Her training as a young professional has included production and hosting of a weekly show, voicing promos, reporting and producing man on the street interviews, reporting news features, operating the board during on-air shifts, producing pledge drive spots, and answering the phone and taking pledges during our on-air fund drive. In her training we have paid specific attention to developing her on-air presence, audio editing and production skills, and her news judgment as a reporter. In the spring she will expand her skill set when she begins to host Weekend All Things Considered for the network.
  • Troy University Public Radio maintains a partnership with the Troy City School system and the Pike County school system to provide opportunities for high school students to serve as announcers for the Radio Reading Service for the blind. Through the Global Studies Program, we had 20 students participating in the November 8, 2012 orientation/training session, providing the opportunity to read a section of a regional newspaper to acquire “hands-on” experience using radio recording equipment. Upon completion of the group session, students have the opportunity to sign up as a volunteer to read on a weekly basis during November - March.

Troy University is an AA/EEO employer and encourages applications from females, African Americans and other minorities.

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