An FCC decision will save stations money in the long run.
Earlier this year, NFCB joined others in asking the Federal Communications Commission to alter job posting rules, which had a number of requirements considered burdensome in the digital era. NFCB asked that 15-year-old requirements for stations to post jobs in newspapers and similar outlets be lifted.
On Friday, the FCC issued a ruling on this matter (pdf), declaring that broadcasters no longer have to run newspaper ads or broadcast job openings. Instead online employment listings are now regarded as sufficient.
Stations should be aware that these rules, written as part of Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, do not impact any other EEO regulation. Where relevant, stations should continue to adhere to EEO policies.
Commissioners recommend in the decision to continue to make efforts at broad outreach. However, these matters are no longer required.