Western Reserve Public Media
Diversity Statement

Western Reserve Public Media is guided by the belief that this public television station plays a critical role in providing free access to quality programming that advances knowledge, promotes justice and embraces diversity. It is the largest station in Ohio in terms of population served, reaching 5.13 million viewers in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Residents of the vast viewership area reside in communities ranging from economically challenged Appalachian communities in Western Pennsylvania to large urban settings, including Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown.

Programming
Western Reserve Public Media operates two noncommercial broadcast television stations – WNEO and WEAO – that together offer four public television channels.
Two of these channels in particular provide quality programming with an emphasis on ethnicity and culture:

  • MHz Worldview: This independent, noncommercial service presents fresh, relevant English-language international content including news, documentaries, cultural programming, films, music and sports. MHz Worldview presents programs from public broadcasters around the world to American audiences.
  • V-me (from the Spanish veme, meaning “see me”) is Northeast Ohio’s only free, over-the-air Spanish-speaking public television service. Offering smart, engaging and empowering entertainment for our region’s growing Latino population, the service presents original productions, exclusive acquisitions and specially adapted public TV hits.

Staffing
Western Reserve Public Media strives to assure that its staff and board of directors are reflective of the diverse population that it serves. It employs an ethnically and culturally diverse staff that creates an interesting, dynamic and colorful work environment. In addition, it provides a work environment that is free of bias, discrimination, harassment and intimidation.

The organization firmly believes and follows equal employment guidelines when evaluating candidates for jobs within the organization. Goals for increasing a diverse pool of applicants include participating in minority job fairs and including postings of staff openings in diverse media throughout the viewership region.

 
 
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