Industry Insider: October 2022

Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Connects Mentorship Program

AWM Connects is an exciting virtual mentoring program that will connect young/new professionals with senior level executives throughout television, radio, and digital media. The inaugural event was held in December 2021 and AWM has just announced that it will be back on December 14, 2022!

The 2022 AWM Connects mentorship program will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. The deadline to apply is November 30. Please email with questions. Apply here today!


DE&I is a shared journey at Paramount

As a leading content company with global reach and impact, Paramount influences culture around the world. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and belonging are central to our success—they are a cornerstone of our legacy and foundational to our future.

DE&I is a shared journey that starts at the top with our CEO, leadership team, and Board of Directors. With transparency and accountability as key requirements governing the way we operate, these leaders drive the policies, programs, and initiatives that carry our commitment forward across our iconic brands, our global employee base, our like-minded partners, and our powerful lineup of content. Our dedicated HR team has been innovating and partnering to embed DE&I into every aspect of our employee experience—including specific programs to strengthen how we attract, develop, retain, and measure our progress. This work is supported by our internal stakeholders, including our dynamic Employee Resource Groups and Inclusivity Councils.

As a pioneer in content that represents and appeals to diverse audiences, we are also resolute that diversity, equity and inclusion must be reflected within our content and behind the scenes. One of our company-wide programs that tackles this mission is Content for Change, an initiative grounded in data-driven research and encompasses programs such as the Content for Change Academy talent program that aims to remove barriers to entry for new storytellers, build equity and invest in the industry’s next generation of leaders from nontraditional pathways. Our suite of talent initiatives also includes the Paramount Writers Mentoring Program, Directing Initiative, ViewFinder Emerging Directors Program, Nickelodeon’s Writing Program and Artist Program, BET’s Project CRE8, MTV Entertainment Group’s First Time Directors Program, the annual talent SHOWCASE develop and sustain a pipeline of underrepresented creators, and more.

While we’re proud of our work so far, we recognize there’s more to do. We are committed to always working toward a workplace and a world where inclusion is second nature and equity is part of our DNA.


More Than 700 Participants Joined Virtually and In Person for the 2022 Leadership Conference

Recorded content will be available through December 31, 2022.  If you didn’t attend the live or virtual conference, but would like to view recorded sessions on demand, keep an eye on our Leadership Conference webpage; the link to register for on-demand viewing will be available soon. Save the Date for the 2023 Leadership Conference taking place September 18-19 at the New York Marriott Marquis.



NAMIC New Member Welcome

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’ (NAMIC) New Member Welcome takes place on November 8, 2023.  As a member, you have access to professional development opportunities in many topics and formats and a smart and vibrant community of peers—all to help you do your job better. Not a member yet?  Join today. Register to attend the virtual Welcome event here.



The Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Application is Now Open

Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, a sales representative, or any other career in media or tech, the EBF Internship is here to help you get your start. If selected, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in these organizations so you can learn, grow and put yourself on the fast-track to career success. The program focuses on 3 professional tracks: content, business, and innovation. Learn more and apply.


Applications are Open for the T. Howard Foundation 2023 Talent Pool

The T. Howard Foundation’s Internship Program is dedicated to improving the participation of diverse and underrepresented groups in the media and entertainment industry. This is accomplished by recruiting diverse and underrepresented college students from public and private academic institutions across the country.

In addition to a full-time paid summer internship, the Foundation’s comprehensive approach to diversity also provides talented interns with networking opportunities, professional development training, scholarships, mentors and much more! Learn more and apply.