EXCLUSIVE: A+E Networks as we speak introduced a brand new profession coaching program that may additional alternative and BIPOC illustration within the trade and underscores the media group’s unwavering dedication to DEI initiatives. The Profession Accelerator from A+E Factual Studios, launched in collaboration with Reel Works and their MediaMKRS workforce growth program, welcomes an inaugural class of eight trainees to obtain on-the-job expertise and study by a customized curriculum created by A+E. Reel Works’ MediaMKRS program goals to diversify the media panorama and create equitable options to limitations to entry into the leisure trade by coaching and credentialing early-career professionals.

“We know the value of having many perspectives in all projects, but underrepresented communities,
including persons of color, have historically lacked exposure to production and post-production roles
resulting in extremely limited diversity across these teams, industry-wide” mentioned Sharon Scott, President of A+E Factual Studios. “By creating our own curriculum and real-world opportunities, we are providing
both access and training for the roles of associate producers and assistant editors. We hope to expand
the pool of qualified candidates, creating career opportunities to highlight unique points of view.”

The 12-week program goals to offer trainees with the instruments for profitable careers in manufacturing and
editorial roles – with a give attention to unscripted content material – and can encompass in-person coaching, digital
studying, and on-the-job expertise for the eight candidates who’ve exhibited curiosity in assistant
editor or affiliate producer roles and have been recognized by Reel Works as high-potential early-career

“Our collaboration with A+E is an exciting opportunity for our participants to gain hands-on experience
in unscripted television production,” mentioned John Williams, CEO and Co-Founding father of Reel Works. “We are grateful that A+E shares our passion for uplifting diverse voices in media and look forward to working with them to usher this new wave of talent into the media and entertainment industry.”

A+E Networks and Reel Works imagine it’s crucial that the subsequent era of filmmakers be raised to
know that their tales matter. By means of the Profession Accelerator initiative, A+E Networks is proactively
furthering its mission to extend variety behind the digital camera and along with Reel Works purpose to
create a workforce for the media trade that may precisely characterize the various international neighborhood.
A+E Networks was just lately named amongst Newsweek’s Best Locations to Work for Range, LGBTQ+,
and Ladies.

The Firm additionally enjoys a novel and celebrated worker tradition enhanced by a
Multicultural Advisory Council, Range Motion Committee and quite a few Worker Useful resource Teams
that help particular person and neighborhood id and allyship.