ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
KSNF
October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017
The purpose of the EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c) (6) of the FCC’s EEO Rule.  This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station(s):

KSNF

The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning October 1, 2016 to and including September 30, 2017(the “Applicable Period”).  The FCC’s EEO Rule Requires that this Report contain the following information:

  1. A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Stations comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period;
  2. For each such vacancy, the recruitment sources(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number;
  3. The recruitment source that referred the hiree 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.

 

Appendices 1, 2 and 3 which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information.  Please note that the alphabet letters listed on Appendix 1 under the column entitled “Recruitment Sources Utilized” refer to the Recruitment Sources listed on Appendix 2.

For purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed “filled” when the hiree began work.  A person was deemed “interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in person, over the phone or by e-mail.


 

Appendix 1 to Annual EEO Public File Report

Covering the Period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: KSNF

Section 1:  Vacancy Information

 

Full-Time Positions Filled by Job Title

Date Filled

Recruitment Source of Hiree

Number of Applicants Interviewed

Recruitment Sources Utilized

1

Morning Show Co-Host/Weather Anchor

10/3/2016

8

1

1-14

2

Anchor-Evening News

3/01/2017

2

3

1-2, 4-14

3

Newscast Director

10/03/2016

2

1

1-6, 8-11, 13-14

4

Weekend Sports Anchor

1/05/2017

8

1

1-11, 13-15

5

Director Evening News

12/20/2016

2

2

2, 4, 7-8, 11

6

Technical Director Weekends

1/23/2017

2

2

1-2, 4-11, 13-14

7

General Assignment Reporter

3/13/2017

8

3

1-2, 4-11, 13-14

8

General Assignment Reporter-KODE

5/22/2017

8

3

2, 4-14

9

Morning Meteorologist/Co-Host

3/30/2017

2

1

1-2, 4-14

10

Producer-Living Well

4/17/2017

2

1

1-2, 4-12

11

General Assignment Reporter

5/22/2017

8

1

1-2, 4-5, 7-13

12

Weekend Weather/Weekday Reporter

6/28/2017

8

1

1-5, 7-14

13

Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter

8/07/2017

8

1

2-4, 8, 12

14

Anchor-Evening News KODE

5/22/2017

2

1

1-14

15

Technical Director

8/28/2017

2

1

2, 4, 8

16

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period: 23


 

Appendix 2 to Annual EEO Public File Report

Covering the Period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: KSNF

Section 2:  Recruitment Source Information

 

Recruitment Source

Contact

Address

Phone

Requested Notice (Y/N)

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

1

Independence Community College

Misti Githens

1057 W College Ave, Independence, KS 67301

620-331-4100

N

0

2

KSNF/KODE TV

John Hoffmann

1502 Cleveland Street
Joplin, MO

417-781-2345

N

11

3

Missouri Broadcasters Association

Terry Harper

1025 Northwest Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109

573-636-6692

N

0

4

Missouri Career Center

Debbie Hollis

730 S Wall St. 
Joplin, MO 64801

417-625-3623

Y

0

5

Missouri Southern State University

Ward Bryant

3950 E. Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801

417-625-9710

N

0

6

Missouri Southern State University

Bill Hunt

3950 E. Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801

417-625-3183

N

1

7

Missouri Southern State University

hirealion@mssu.edu

3950 E. Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801
hirealion@mssu.edu

417-625-9343

N

1

8

Nexstar Media Group

Terri Bush

545 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700 Irving, TX, 75062

972-764-6715

N

9

9

Pittsburg State University

Troy Comeau

1701 S, Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66761

620-235-4721

N

0

10

Pittsburg State University

Careers@pittstate.edu

1701 S, Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66761
careers@pittstate.edu

620-235-4140

N

0

11

Pittsburg State University

Gorillas4hire@pittstate.edu

1701 S, Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66761
Gorillas4hire@pittstate.edu

620-235-4140

N

0

12

TV Jobs.com

Mark Holloway

P.O. Box 4116,
Oceanside, CA 92052

800-374-0119

N

1

13

University of Arkansas

Larry Foley

1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

785-864-7630

N

0

14

University of Kansas

Steve Rottinghaus

1450 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045

972-373-8800

N

0

15

University of Missouri

Hiremizzoutigers.com

201 Student Success Center
909 Lowey Mall
Columbia, MO 65211

573-882-9370

N

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                     Total Interviews over reporting period:                23


 

Appendix 3 to Annual EEO Public File Report

Covering the Period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017

Station(s) Comprising the Station Employment Unit: KSNF

Section 3:  Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by KSNF

 

Recruitment Initiative

Description

1

The establishment of an internship program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment.

This ongoing semester internship program has been in place at the station for seven years.  The station welcomes students from area universities and colleges who are motivated and excited about expanding their knowledge and hands-on experience in a vibrant broadcasting environment.  Students must be enrolled in a program related to the broadcasting industry, and their internship must be endorsed, supported and consistently monitored by the sponsoring university.  Students are rewarded with course credit upon completion of the semester-long program. Internship periods include Fall, Spring and Summer.  This reporting period we had one intern during the summer semester; Missouri Southern State University-1.

2

Co- Sponsored a Job Fair

On April 5th, 2017, we were a sponsor employer of the 2017 Missouri Southern State University Job Fair.  The event was attended by Francesca Payne, Promotions Manager, Leisha Beard, News Director and news and weather anchors from both stations.

3

Participation in general (not vacancy-specific) outreach efforts

The station sponsors a high school job shadowing program developed in conjunction with area high schools that allow students to job shadow news and production people.  This gives them the opportunity to evaluate the profession and decide whether this is a career path they would like to follow.  We had ten students job shadow.

4

Participation in general (not vacancy-specific) outreach efforts

The Station participated in the Missouri Broadcasters Mentorship Program. The goal of the program is to facilitate and open dialogue between media industry professionals and college students.  Students of MBEA affiliated schools, with the sponsorship of a professor, can participate in the program.  The purpose of the program is to provide a structured setting in which students, who are interested in the broadcasting field, can develop one-on-one relationships with professional broadcasters in their area of interest. John Hoffmann General Manager, Leisha Beard News Director and Eric Knecht sports Director participated in the program. The station had one participant in the program from the College of the Ozarks.