Metro Corp., the publisher of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, desires to provide a work environment that embraces diversity and inclusion. This not only reflects our values, but is essential to achieving our business goals and keeping our company strong.
We are committed to creating an environment in which all employees feel included, are treated with dignity and respect, and are in a position to contribute to our success. As a media company, we have a special obligation to the people in our respective communities not only to employ staff who represent the diverse and rich cultures in our regions, but also to provide content to our audience that reflects and engages those cultures.
In order to achieve our goals, Metro Corp. has established certain initiatives, including the following:
- Metro Corp. has engaged an outside company to hold diversity training for all mid-level and above managers on a regular basis, beginning in the fall of 2015.
- Metro Corp. will provide training and awareness programs for all employees regarding a diverse work environment.
- New employees will receive diversity training as part of the onboarding process.
Recruitment and Hiring
- As a start, one additional person of color will be added to the Philadelphia magazine editorial staff in the fall of 2015.
- Metro Corp will have at least one person of color as part of its senior editorial staffs in each city as soon as resources and staffing allow, with a goal of accomplishing this within approximately one year (end of 2016).
- All job postings will run through our HR department and follow a consistent standardized process designed to ensure that the postings attract a pool of diverse candidates.
- Minority candidates will be interviewed for any and all open positions.
- Beginning in 2016, a summer fellowship for low-income college students will be established in each city (Boston and Philadelphia) for both the editorial and business departments. The goal of the fellowship program will be to develop students who are interested in pursuing journalistic, sales or marketing careers in the media business.
- The company recognizes the value and importance of engaging the diverse populations of our regions in our editorial coverage.
- A diversity committee, made up of staff from both offices as well as people outside the company, will meet four times a year and update Executive Management on the company’s diversity efforts and opportunities.
- The committee shall be responsible for making recommendations to Executive Management for updating the company’s Diversity Policy and/or commitments.