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ITN reveal BAME staff earn 20.8% less than their colleagues


ITN, the makers behind TV channels ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, have published its BAME pay gap today alongside 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 a mean BAME pay gap of 16.1% (median: 20.8%) and mean BAME bonus pay gap of 66% (median: 50%).

ITN has published its figures 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.

Of the report, ITN CEO John Hardie said: “As one of the first media organisations to publish its BAME pay gap, ITN is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We have made positive progress in terms of BAME representation in recent years but we have more to do to get where we want to be.

“To close this pay gap, we must work harder to increase the proportion of BAME people at every level of ITN, particularly in the senior decision-making management roles. We have set challenging targets, including halving the BAME pay gap by 2022, alongside an action plan to improve representation and remove barriers to progression.

“I am confident that these initiatives will significantly improve the overall diversity of ITN and the pay gap itself, creating a culture where everyone can flourish.”

Other diversity initiatives at ITN include provision of unconscious bias training for all managers, reverse mentoring, a company-wide staff diversity and inclusion forum and an apprenticeship scheme focused on ethnically and socially diverse candidates.

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 state they are committed to increasing representation of black, Asian or other minority ethnicity (BAME) people from 15% to 20% within the same period.

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