KWIT-KOJI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Reporting Period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019
EEO Public File Report
One full-time hire were made during the reporting period.
The position of Reporter/Special Projects Producer became available in October 2018 due to a resignation. The position was advertised in local publications listed below from October 1 to November 1. The position was posted on the kwit.org website, and an email was sent to the station membership list. Three candidates were interviewed, one was selected and accepted the position on November 26, 2018. All candidates were from the area.
KWIT-KOJI listed one full-time opening through:
The Sioux City Journal, 515 Pavonia St, Sioux City, IA 51101, 712-293-4307, contact Ashley Stokely.
The ad was also featured on the KWIT-KOJI website, broadcast on-air, and placed on the station's Facebook page.
Long term initiatives for filling full-time openings at KWIT-KOJI:
Western Iowa Tech Community College's Director of Human Resources is responsible for overseeing KWIT-KOJI's recruitment and hiring practices. The practices and policies for hiring employees at Western Iowa Tech are consistent with all EEO guidelines.
Employment opportunities (when available) for full-time positions include advertising on the College's web job line and internal postings of the job in the human resources office. Full-time job openings are advertised in the Sioux City Journal, on the Western Iowa Tech website and on the KWIT-KOJI station web site, The Siouxland Shopper's Guide and Mundo Latino, a weekly Spanish news publication.
Applications are submitted to the Human Resources Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College and reviewed and received by Mrs. Brenda Bradley, Director of Human Resources. Applications are reviewed by the General Manager and Operations Manager at KWIT-KOJI and a pool of qualified candidates are contacted for interviews. Candidates are interviewed and the most qualified individual(s) is contacted, meets with the College president and is formally offered the position.
EEO Public File Report: Narrative Statement
KWIT-KOJI is licensed to Western Iowa Tech Community College. The radio station functions on a small staff of four full-time people and eight part-time staff.
When a full-time position does become available recruitment to the position would be conducted through the Human Resources office at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Specifically the job would be advertised for a specific period of time on the Western Iowa Tech job line at http://www.witcc.edu/ and the radio station web site at http://www.kwit-koji.org/. Additional recruitment would be a job ad placed in The Sioux City Journal, The Shopper's Guide and Mundo Latino. The Workforce Development Center located in Sioux City, Iowa, is a clearinghouse for information on job openings.
Applications that are returned to the attention of Ms. Jackie Plendl in the Human Resources office at Western Iowa Tech Community College are photocopied and sent to the General Manager of the station. Applications are reviewed by the General Manager and Operations Manager of KWIT-KOJI. Qualified candidates for the position are contacted and interviews are scheduled and conducted at the radio station. The most qualified candidate is scheduled for a final interview and contacted with a job offer.
KWIT-KOJI regularly hosts live broadcasts from outside the station, including hosting candidate forums for City elections at the Sioux City Public Museum. We also begin our fund drives with in-person events and recently hosted a bike ride.
Long –Term Initiatives:
General Manager Mark Munger and Operations Manager Steve Smith attend monthly management training through Western Iowa Tech Community College.