TVB has established a DEI Task Force with the following mission:
- Share best practices among TVB member groups
- Foster collaboration between members
- Advocate for industry-wide efforts
What Is Workplace Diversity?
An inclusive workforce consisting of a range of people from various gender, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds and various lifestyles, experience, and interests, working together in an environment conducive to belonging.
The DEI toolkit provides resources to help diversify teams and support acquisition, retention and belonging. Research, case studies, videos and courses help make the case for how diversity drives business outcomes, how to diversify teams, find a diverse pool of candidates and measure efforts.
Testimonials from media leaders discussing their career paths, opportunities, challenges and advice for underrepresented candidates.
DEI Industry Initiatives in the News
- Gray Media Training Center (GMTC)
This revolutionary media training internship program located in Jackson, MS will prepare students for today’s evolving media environment, while simultaneously improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in media. The center will educate and train students who attend Mississippi colleges and universities, with a focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state. Students who participate in the Center’s programs will learn today’s best practices for broadcast and digital journalism. They also will receive hands-on training in production, sales, operations, IT, engineering, coding, and marketing. The program runs for 14 weeks.
- Byron Allen: Too Much Talk, Not Enough Action on Advertising Equity
The founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group said two years of talk from big brands and their agencies had yielded little progress on the effort to convince advertisers to devote more of their budgets to Black-owned media companies. He called for more sponsorships to help startups and denounced the practice of shifting spending from Black-targeted programming to Black-owned media.
- Hearst Launches Level Up Ventures for Black and Latinx-Led Startups, Modeled on Its Hearstlab Accelerator for Female Founders
Hearst is expanding its early-stage investment strategy with an increased focus on underrepresented founders and entrepreneurs with the launch of Level Up Ventures, a new unit focusing on Black and Latinx-led businesses. Level Up Ventures provides cash investment and services to tech-enabled startups led by Black and Latinx founders in pre-seed or seed funding stages to accelerate their growth as they introduce products and services in a range of market segments.
- A Diversity Report for the Advertising/Marketing Industry (Nov 2022)
This ANA and Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) report reveals that there has been an increase in the ethnic diversity of the marketing teams of ANA member companies — the most significant growth of ethnic diversity in the five-year history of this report. The overall ethnic skew of the marketing/advertising industry is now 32.3% diverse, up from 30.8 % a year ago.
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|Sharel Bend||Director, Human Resources||Gray Television|
|Andy Carington||Chief Legal Officer||Standard Media|
|Caroline Chambers||Sr. Director, DEI||Graham Media Group|
|Kate Doty||Director, Talent & Team Development||Morgan Murphy Media|
|Mica Hansen||SVP, Director Political Sales, Chair, CoxReps DEI Committee||CoxReps|
|Zack Hernandez||SVP & General Sales Manager US Syndication Sales||Sony Pictures Television|
|Tanya Holmes||Director, Human Resources & Talent Development||ABC Owned TV Stations|
|Antonio Roman||Regional President, Eastern Region||Univision|
|Michael Spiesman||VP, Sales & Marketing||Allen Media Group|
|Aisha Thompkins||Director, DEI||Cox Media Group|
|Grady Tripp||VP, Chief Diversity Officer||Tegna|
|Courtney Williams||Chief Diversity Officer||Nexstar|
|Danyelle S.T. Wright||VP, Employment & Labor Law, Chief Diversity Officer||Scripps|
|Roberto Yanez||Northeast Regional Manager / President, General Manager, Univision New York||Univision|