Diversity Statements

Nov 6, 2015

KPCW DIVERSITY STATEMENT, GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

November 2017

KPCW is committed to having a staff, board of trustees and community advisory board that reflects the diversity of our community. Managers are encouraged to interview a well-qualified and diverse candidate pool for all open positions. 

KPCW is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all persons. KPCW is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination in all employment-related practices and decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, supervision, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination and all other practices and decisions affecting an employee or potential employee. Management at KPCW and Board members exercising employee management responsibilities are required to take vigorous and appropriate action to assure that all employment-related practices and decisions are made without discrimination, harassment, or prejudicial treatment because of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability or protected veterans’ status. 

KPCW’s annual diversity goals are:

  • To recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of our service area.
  • To provide equal opportunity in employment
  • To educate our management, staff and board annually in best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment for all persons
  • To seek candidates for KPCW’s Community Advisory Board that represent the geographically and demographically diverse composition of the many communities we serve. 
  • Seek diverse candidates for our Community Advisory Board through Nominating Committee process
  • To assist in developing a more diverse future workforce with professional skills in the broadcasting/media industry by recruiting diverse candidates for KPCW’s internship opportunities and/or by participating in minority or other diversity job fairs. 

Fiscal 2016 - 2017 Accomplishments:

  • Promoted Renai Bodley from news reporter to President/General Manager, following a three-month wide search that included government, industry and online databases.   More than 30 candidates from across the country, even a few international candidates, applied for the position. 
  • Hired Melissa Allison and Carolyn Murray as news reporters, also following a wide search that included government, industry and online databases.
  • Provided continuing opportunities for high school age students through internships and participation on air broadcasting our High School news and music program “Miner Details”
  • Provide internships on our Spanish language program "Cada Domingo," which airs Sunday nights from 7pm - 10pm.