Diversity and Inclusion Diversity Fuels Our Stories

At Turner, inclusion, diversity, and respect are critical components of our fans-first strategy and our commitment to making our company a great place to work. We are cultivating an environment that encourages every Turner employee to speak up, confront the status quo, embrace change and choose different. We're showing up in new ways and places to build relationships and attract diverse talent which is vital to our success as a leading content and technology company. For more information about our historic and proven commitment to diversity and inclusion, read WarnerMedia's full policy here.

Storytelling Spotlights

Turner Taking Action Across Our Brands

It is essential that our content and creative partners reflect the diversity of our society and the world around us. In partnership with our parent company, WarnerMedia, we pledge to use our best efforts to ensure that diverse actors and crew members are considered for film, television and other projects, and to support all of our employees who seek to promote greater diversity and inclusion in our industry.

To become an authentic reflection of our audiences — both in front of and behind the camera — we're focusing on increasing our presence at industry events such as American Black Film Festival, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Prep for Prep, and minority journalism conventions. Through these initiatives and others, we aim to grow our talent pipeline and create leading-edge development opportunities for our employees and leaders.

Our fans want authenticity and our brands are creating content that reflects and connects with our audience.

Turner offers specialized training for employees around the globe to help understand unconscious bias — one of diversity's toughest challenges. We believe identifying unconscious bias is a critical skill to help us choose different, build deeper connections, and gain a better understanding for one another's perspectives and life experiences.

We also launched provocative training for hiring managers to reinvigorate our hiring and selection approach to ensure we are bringing new ideas, perspectives, and experiences to teams across the company. We're also exploring an opportunity to launch our first external writers / producers program and leverage the unique partnerships and connections we have in the storytelling industry.

By 2020 we commit to focusing on...

  • Our workforce — impacting our culture through strong leadership.
    Increasing Turner's representation of women and people of color in overall leadership roles as well as cultivating a stronger culture of inclusion and recognition as a Best Place to Work globally.

  • Our marketplace — creating and building fans.
    Further diversifying our storytellers and product developers across our news, entertainment, sports, animation, sales and technology platforms to reflect and connect to the varied audiences and consumers we serve.

  • Our community — building up and giving back.
    Expanding and activating our partnerships with diversity-focused non-profits and industry groups to help boost their impact and expand our employee talent pipeline in the years ahead.

Business Resource Groups

Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) allow our employees opportunities to connect with colleagues who share similar interests and backgrounds. These groups use their collective spirit to help propel our business forward. Almost half of Turner's employee population is involved in some way with one of our nine BRGs and we are in the process of growing globally. Executive leadership is committed to our BRGs and help bring increased visibility to the work they are doing. Learn more about Turner’s BRGs.

And The Award Goes To...

At Turner, we are cultivating a culture that connects to varied audiences, makes bold and creative leaps and develops breakthrough ideas. We strive to be game changers and our company and our people earn recognition for their efforts.


Partnerships

By working closely with our partners, we hope to promote stronger dialogue and diversity in the industry’s pipeline of emerging voices.