NEW YORK– (BUSINESS WIRE) –WarnerMedia today released its first annual report looking at diversity, inclusion and belonging across its corporate operations and films, television series and digital content created by its various production businesses. In September 2018, Warner Media announced to Production Diversity Policy which included the commitment to report on its diversity and inclusion efforts annually.
The report, covering 2018, highlights diversity, inclusion and belonging across WarnerMedia: Workforce (including workforce composition, Employee Resource Groups), Content (including scripted TV, films, news, animation) and Community (including industry and local outreach partnerships and programs).
Among the key findings related to workforce and production staffing:
- WarnerMedia's global workforce is 54% male and 46% female, and its US workforce is 53% male and 47% female
- Globally, half of all new hires and promotions to Vice President and above are women
- 42% of Non-Managers are People of Color, but representation decreases at more senior levels. However, the percentage of People of Color who were hired or promoted in 2018 exceeds their total percentage across all levels. This will lead to increased representation going forward.
- Across WarnerMedia's non-film scripted programming, females represent 34% of onscreen roles and 23% of behind-the-camera positions
- Across WarnerMedia's non-film scripted programming, People of Color represent 24% of onscreen roles and 23
"Across the Warner Media companies, we have a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and consider these values an important part of our culture and business priorities," said John Stankey, President & Chief Operating Officer, AT&T Inc. and CEO, Warner Media. "I'm incredibly proud of what this report shows and our ongoing dedication to transparency, I recognize that we've got more work to do at every level. We know diversity, inclusion and belonging are our employees, our creative partners, our customers and to our success. "
Beyond the data it presents, the report highlights various examples of diversity and inclusion in action across Warner Media, including spotlights on various employee resource groups (Black Professionals @ Turner, HBO Proud, Women of Warner UK and others), employee-centric content and platforms showcasing D&I activities across the enterprise (Warner Bros. "We See You," Turner's "Hello, My Name Is ..." and "HBO POV") and behind-the-scenes look at the company's films, TV shows and animated series .
While this 2018 Interim Report only tracked gender and race, WarnerMedia is developing new processes, tools and formats for gathering more detailed information about the diversity of its workforce and productions Going forward, this report will be issued annually, it will evolve to reflect the changes taking place across WarnerMedia's businesses. Earlier this year, Warner Media hired its first Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer, Christy Haubegger, and its leadership will be key to expanding and developing initiatives
The full Warner Media 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Interim Report and announcement video are available at warnermediadiversity.com.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium content from multiple arrays of talented storytellers and global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.
WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T).