KGO-TV ANNUAL FCC - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
PUBLIC FILE REPORT
AUGUST 1, 2019
PUBLIC FILE REPORT
AUGUST 1, 2019
This report covers the period from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. KGO-TV ("the Station) has a longstanding commitment to a policy of equal employment and advancement opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, marital status, religion, age, national origin or citizenship status, disability, sex sexual orientation, gender identity, covered veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal law.
In the Station's commitment to fair employment practices, we strive to ensure that equal consideration is extended to all employees and applicants in recruitment, selection procedures, employee development, performance evaluation, promotions, transfers, benefits and other aspects of employment.
It is the Station's policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific recruitment, outreach, hiring, promotion and other practices.
Employees and others believing they have not been treated in accordance with KGO-TV's EEO Policy are encouraged to contact Bradley Hoffman, Human Resources Manager, or their immediate supervisor.
In compliance with the EEO record keeping requirements, the Station creates a file for each position to be filled. The file generally includes, but is not limited to, the following items: copies of advertisements, emails, and distributions to the Station's mailing lists used to notify sources of openings, and a summary of interviewees who applied for vacancies as well as their referral sources.
In addition, the Station documents and retains information about its long-term recruitment initiatives. These files generally include, but are not limited to: the nature and date of each activity, the scope of the Station's participation, and the names and titles of the Station personnel involved.
A. NOTIFICATION OF JOB OPENINGS AND POSITIONS FILLED
During the reporting period, KGO-TV faxes and e-mails notifications about the Station's job openings to a list of 28 organizations noted in attachment C.
A listing of all full-time positions filled and number of candidates interviewed from August 1, 2018 until July 31, 2019 is noted in Attachments A and B.
Every job vacancy at KGO-TV is also posted on the Company's website (www.abc7news.com) as well as on the ABC Corporate Job Posting list at Disneycareers.com. KGO-TV also uses an electronic resume tracking system (KENEXA) on the Disneycareers.com website inviting candidates to apply, upload a resume and complete EEOC information.
EFFORTS TO IMPROVE MAILING LIST: The Station posts the following message on our Company's job posting website:
ABC7 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/ Minority/ Veteran/ Disability
We would like to widely publicize our job opportunities. Any organization that regularly distributes employment information to job seekers or that refers candidates to employers may ask to be put on our mailing list to receive information about job vacancies. For further information, please contact Human Resources at 900 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, phone: 415-954-7745 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to our website at www.abc7news.com.
In addition, the Station aired the following promotional spots:
30 second promo:
Aired 103 times (various hours) on our regular channel and 277 times on our D2 channel.
ABC 7 is an equal opportunity employer and we would like to publicize our job opportunities.
That's why we encourage any organization that distributes employment information or refers candidates to employers to be put on our job vacancy mailing list.
For more information contact the KGO-TV Human Resources Department at 900 Front Street, San Francisco, California 94111.
Or log on to our website at ABC 7News.com.
B. LONG-TERM RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES
1. College Student Internship Program (Paid)
KGO-TV continues to offer internships to college and university students. The students are paid the San Francisco minimum wage during the internship. The average intern works approximately 20 hours (or less) per week. The students are given the opportunity to work in a variety of departments to educate them about the different possibilities in a career in broadcasting and provide them with practical hands-on experience that complements their academic studies.
During the reporting period, KGO-TV has engaged 19 interns working in News, Sports, "Seven on Your Side" (KGO's Consumer Unit), Research, Public Affairs and Programming.
2. Diversity Conventions
August 01st 2018, Tracey Watkowski News Director attended the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Nation Conference. The conference was held at the Courtyard Detroit Downtown.
3. Employee Job Training
The Station provided opportunities for employees to participate in job training sessions to help them acquire skills that could advance their careers and qualify them for higher positions.
The Station sent 10 employees trained for Facebook Journalism Project: IGTV Webinar, August 7th 2018. 10 employees trained for Facebook journalism Project: Instant Article Builder, August 28th 2018. 10 employees sent for Social Desk Training, February 5th 2019. 1 employee sent to BAVC for Premiere Pro Color Correction training, February 10th 2019. 10 employees sent for training on Google News Lab, February 14th 2019. 1 employee sent to BAVC for Premiere Pro Intermediate training, February 27th-28th 2019. 1 employee trained on equipment-camera and editing to be a Multi-Media Journalist to shoot video and edit own stories, March 4th - 8th 2019. 5 employees sent for CMS Training (Proprietary to Disney), March 13th 2018. 1 employee sent to BAVC for DSLR Cinematography training, April 1st 2019. 10 employees sent for State of Social Media for Publishers & Creators- via Sharablee, April 10th 2019. 1 employee sent to Management training in Orlando, May 14th-16th 2019. 1 employee sent for training on SEO as Secondary Service, July 9th 2019.
4. Scholarship Program
Ongoing since 2007: KGO-TV sponsors The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship that is administered and awarded annually by The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF). Mr. Wilson was a news anchor at KGO-TV. The endowment provides an annual $2000 journalism scholarship in perpetuity in Pete Wilson's name. Applicants for this endowed scholarship award must be from the San Francisco Bay area or studying in the Bay area in pursuit of a degree in journalism.
For more information is link below: https://www.rtdna.org/content/pete_wilson_scholarship
The 2019 Scholarship was awarded to Ricky Rodas, University of California-Berkeley.
5. Listing of Job Openings with Media Trade Groups
The Station sent notification of its job openings to the following media trade groups that have a broad-based membership that includes of women and minorities:
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
6. Educational and Community Outreach Programs
August 4th,2018, Cheryl Jennings hosted a group of interns from EarthScope Media in training students in producing short videos.
August 23rd 2018, Tracey Watkowski participated as a panelist on the Society of America's "Meet The Press" event in San Francisco, Ca.
October 29,2018, Bradley Hoffman attended a Television Networking Event at the University of Berkeley campus, 2220 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, Ca. 7:30PM - 9:00PM. There were professionals for NBC Bay Area, Roku, CBSi, Warner Bros.
November 7th 2018, Mollie Wagner, Dan Kreiter, Katie Nestor, Janell Harris, Steve Tomich, Mentor 6 Juniors from Balboa High School, SF, Creative Arts Studio Transformation Program.
November 15th 2018, Mimi Kwan, Ellen Conlan Host SF Chamber of Commerce Leadership San Francisco. Tom Cibrowski was a speaker and Tracey Watkowski was a panelist for the "News Media/Journalism Session.
December 5th, 2018, Rick Rubin was a guest speaker at Lincoln Digital Media Design Academy, 2162 24th Ave., San Francisco, Ca. 11AM - 1:30PM
April 11th,2019, Heather Tuggle and Mollie Wagner attended Women in Media/Tech Careers at SFUSD, 250 25th Ave., San Francisco, Ca. 10AM-12PM.
April 11th 2019, Lilian Pena Account Executive was a speaker at UC Berkeley Business Career in Entertainment Center (BCEC
May 8th 2019, Lilian Pena Account Executive was a speaker at SFSU Marketing Class.
May 16th, 2019, Bradley Hoffman attended a Spring Show to do mock interviews with students at AAU, 2225 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco, Ca. 10AM-12PM.
June 10th, 2019, SFUSD CTE, Bradley Hoffman was invited to participate in 2019 Summer Curriculum Institute at Phillip and Sala burton Academic High School, 400 Mansell Street, San Francisco, Ca. 12PM-3PM
Ongoing: KGO Staff provides tours for students visiting from various schools and academic institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students are able to watch a live 5PM newscast, tour the newsroom and finish with a question and answer session with other newsroom staff to provide them insight into the possibilities of a career in broadcast journalism. KGO personnel also participate in other events such as career days and school visits, workshops, and conferences in the community that included the following:
August 11th 2018 Mimi Kwan Tour Host Students from San Mateo School
August 15th 2018: Spencer Christian Tour Host Pathways for Kids/Noah Griffin
September 18th 2018 Jerry Sandy Tour Host SFSU Media Students
September 20th 2018 Jonathan Baxter Tour Host SFSU TV Production Students
October 31st 2018 Lilian Pena Tour Host Laney College Students for Media
December 13th, 2018 Mimi Kwan Tour Host Zahrah Farmer's OUSD Class
January 11th 2019 Mimi Kwan Tour Host Cal Poly Mustangs Newspaper staff
January 25th 2019 Mimi Kwan Tour Host Laney College Oakland Students.
February 15th 2019 Spencer Christian Host Mentoring Aspiring Meteorologist
February 19th 2019 Spencer Christian Speaker The Mentors Radio Show
February 19th 2019 Mimi Kwan Host All Stars Project of the SF Bay Area Tracey Watkowski Speaker
March 23rd 2019 Dion Lim Tour Host City of Dreams: Students Low Income
April 24th 2019 Frances Dinglasan Tour Host McKinley Elementary School 4th and 5th graders
May 25th 2019 Dion Lim Tour Host John Yehall Chin Elementary School 3rd graders