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20 July 2018

ITN Publishes BAME Pay Gap, Commits to Making Improvements

ITN, the company responsible for Channel 4 News and ITV News amongst other programmes, has published its BAME pay gap alongside tough targets and an action plan to improve recruitment, representation and progression throughout the business.

One of the first media organisations to choose to make its BAME pay gap public, ITN has revealed it has a mean BAME pay gap of 16.1% (median: 20.8%) and mean BAME bonus pay gap of 66% (median: 50%).

The figures have been published as part of a report laying out initiatives to both increase BAME representation at all levels of the company and reduce the pay gap, with a focus on raising the number of BAME people in senior decision-making management and editorial roles.

Targets include a 50% reduction in the BAME pay gap by 2022, with BAME employees making up 20% of top 20 earners. The company also committed to increasing representation of black, Asian or other minority ethnicity people from 15% to 20% within the same period.

A key initiative, effective immediately, includes the policy for at least one BAME candidate to be interviewed for every role.

Read more here.