Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report - 2023

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Annual EEO Report

WTVD-TV Durham

August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023


This annual EEO Report is filed on behalf of WTVD-TV Durham, NC, (licensee/owner WTVD Television, LLC), in compliance with the FCC's EEO reporting requirements. This report includes information from August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023, and it will be placed in WTVD's public files and on the WTVD website. It is our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunities through a positive, continuing program of specific recruitment, outreach, hiring promotion and other practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity. It is also our policy is to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

To make this policy effective, and to ensure conformance with the requirements of the FCC, we have adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity program as described herein.

Internal Record Keeping and Job Vacancy Postings

WTVD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which endeavors to disseminate information about job vacancies as widely as possible. All full-time job vacancies are generally posted with several sources including national and local minority organizations, schools, and newspapers. In addition, employment vacancies at WTVD are generally posted online at Descriptions and requirements are listed along with contact and application information.

In compliance with the EEO record-keeping requirements, WTVD has created a file for each new position to be filled. The file contains, among other items, copies of the job listing for all sources used to recruit interviewees for the position. WTVD procedure requires support from Disney HR and a WTVD Belong member, with final approval from the President and General Manager and the applicable Department Head prior to extending a job offer. In addition, WTVD documents its supplemental outreach initiatives.

Full-time Positions Filled (August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023)

We have filled 17 positions from August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023. The details regarding these positions (including recruitment information for each position, interviewees, and referral sources) are included in the attached chart titled Job Vacancies Filled. In general, we publicize our openings internally, on and on our website. Notices of full-time job openings were also provided to our Job Posting Sources List, which is made up of other professional groups, including minority and women's organizations, that requested such notification or that the Station believed could be useful referral sources. See Attachment A for our Job Posting Sources List (including names, addresses, contact names and numbers of the organizations to which the Station directly sends notices of job openings). In addition, once open positions are posted on the Disney Careers website they are also distributed to various organizations which are listed via the Direct Employers Association Job Syndication Alliances list (Job Alliances list) detailed in Attachment B.

Click here to download the updated Job Syndication Alliances report

Long-Term Recruitment Measures

WTVD has established a paid college Internship Program designed to assist qualified students in acquiring skills needed for employment in the broadcast industry, while also allowing the students to gain college credit. WTVD News managers and Disney HR representatives work in unison to interview and select two college students per year, for a paid 6-month internship. The interns work a maximum of 240 hours and their duties include researching stories, assisting with promotional shoots, supporting community initiatives, assisting with the production of newscasts, as well as field producing, and script preparation.


Name Last Name School Term

Olivia Soosaar NC State University 2/2023 - 8/2023

Arianna Taylor Winston Salem State University 7/2023 - 1/2024

Solomon Reaves University of NC at Chapel Hill 72/2023 - 1/2024

WTVD has established an ongoing partnership with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in our viewing area, as well as other universities. Reporter/Anchor Anthony Wilson and News Director Bervette Carree, led training sessions at the annual National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Multi-Media Journalists Short Course held at NC A&T University, March 15 - 19, 2023. Thirty-five Black students from Universities across the country participated in this intense training in preparation for careers in journalism.

WTVD listed all of its full-time openings in the job banks of media trade groups with a broad-based membership that includes women and minorities, including the following organizations: National Association of Black Journalists-RDU Chapter, Alliance for Women in Media, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. (see Job Alliance list for details and additional information).

WTVD continues to participate in minority journalists conferences with the help of our ABC corporate office. The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference was held August 3 - 7, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV. ABC11 News Director Bervette Carree, participated in the job fair and served as a panelist for a discussion regarding the industry's opportunities and challenges.

Notification of Future Job Opportunities to Community Groups

WTVD's list of recruitment sources is updated regularly and the organizations on the list have generally been notified of every full-time vacancy since March 10, 2003. (See attachment -Job Alliances --for a list of the organizations, and the attached Full Time Job Vacancies chart for notification details). Additionally, an on-air 15-second public service announcement soliciting the names of organizations that regularly distribute employment information and wish to be included on WTVD's recruitment sources list in order to receive updates regarding employment opportunities from WTVD aired 21 times between August 1st, 2022 and July 31, 2023.


Click here to download the June 2023 WTVD EEO Announcements Report

Click here to download the December 2022 WTVD EEO Announcements Report

Click here to download the Job Vacancies Filled Report

Click here to download the updated Job Syndication Alliances report