WYSO PUBLIC RADIO, YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
PERIOD REPORTED: JUNE 1, 2020 – MAY 31, 2021
WYSO is committed to the goal of equal opportunity for all and, accordingly, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, or status as a disabled veteran. This policy applies to all WYSO staff: full time, part time, contractors and interns.
WYSO complies with federal and state legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination.
During the period under consideration, WYSO employed 17 persons full-time, 2 part-time, 3 contractors, and another 14 as volunteer on-air hosts.
New full time staff that joined our team during this period include:
- General Assignment Reporter Mawa Iqbal
- Food Insecurity Reporter Alejandro Figueroa
During this period we also conducted the search for a business support and events coordinator position; however, the new hire, Rochelle Savoy, didn’t start until July 2021, after the period under consideration.
The general assignment reporter position was posted locally and nationally. National outlets included the National Association of Black Journalists, PRNDI, Greater Public, CPB Jobline, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Asian American Journalists’ Association. On our own platforms they were posted on WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, WYSO Twitter account and via eblast using the WYSO membership database.
There were 39 total applicants. We conducted 11 first round interviews: 5 male / 7 female and 7 were BIPOC (58%). We conducted 3 second-round interviews, 100% of which were with BIPOC applicants.
The food insecurity reporter position is a fellowship with Report for America, so it was posted nationally by that organization. Locally it was posted on our own platforms including WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, WYSO Twitter account and via eblast using the WYSO membership database.
There were 12 total applicants: 6 male / 6 female and 3 were BIPOC (25%). There were 3 second round interviews; 100% of those applicants were BIPOC.
The business support and events coordinator position was posted on our website, Indeed.com, Wilberforce University Career Services (email and internal job posting website), Central State University Career Services (internal job posting website), Facebook, and Twitter.
We had 28 total applicants: 32% male and 68% female. We conducted 12 first-round interviews (42% of all applicants and 100% of BIPOC applicants), and 5 second-round interviews were conducted before we made the offer.
During this period WYSO continued its “Community Voices” radio production training programs, designed to teach community members professional media skills they then use to create stories that highlight local voices, ideas and concerns. Many of these stories are then broadcast on WYSO, reaching our 80,000+ weekly listeners. Our training opportunities are open to people of all ages for a nominal fee. Many are admitted on scholarship.
There were an array of Community Voices training workshops during this period, all conducted virtually due to the pandemic. Highlights include the continuation of our “Dayton Youth Radio Project,” the continuation of a recent series featuring Black community producers from Dayton’s west side, and the launch of a new series that featured immigrants to Greater Dayton in conversation with each other called “The Bind That Ties.”
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