New Hampshire Public Broadcasting (NHPBS) is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is therefore proactive in positioning its policies, procedures, practices and training to reflect those ideals and initiatives suitable to the New Hampshire community. We will ensure that under-represented groups and those who experience systemic inequity will have equal opportunities to achieve their maximum potential, are treated with respect and dignity, and feel welcome at NHPBS. We recognize the importance of reflecting the diversity of our viewers and communities in our workforce, on our boards and in our programming. NHPBS’s leadership has the primary responsibility for assuring that diversity policies are implemented, but all members of the governing board and members of the staff share in the responsibility for assuring that, by their personal actions, the policies are effective and apply uniformly to everyone. In doing so, we create an atmosphere of inclusion and innovation as we uniformly strive to deliver the best programs, services and content to the communities we serve.
NHPBS strives to ensure that its staff, Boards, work studies, interns and volunteers are representative of New Hampshire’s population. NHPBS’s leadership has the primary responsibility for ensuring equal opportunity as we strive for inclusion of a more representative workforce and board.
NHPBS is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals by basing all employment decisions on merit, qualifications and abilities. Our Board of Directors is representative of different cultural and national backgrounds providing an array of knowledge for understanding complex communities and under-represented groups. We recruit from all over the US, Northeast and the local community. We offer internships and work study opportunities to students of diverse groups from local educational institutions providing them the experience to go on to become contributing professionals in their communities. NHPBS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status and any other characteristic protected by law.
NHPBS will annually review its established diversity goals for its workforce, management and boards, make any necessary revisions, and complete and make available an annual report.
NHPBS governing board will annually review and codify the diversity goals and any revisions made to them.
NHPBS will annually review and update, as deemed appropriate, its diversity statement with senior management and post it to the stations website.
NHPBS will undertake one or more of the following initiatives annually:
NHPBS will develop and implement formal diversity training programs for management and appropriate staff to raise awareness about diversity while developing management skills;
NHPBS will provide diversity training for members of the organization’s governing Boards, as deemed appropriate;
NHPBS will seek qualified individuals representing diverse groups for internships and work-study programs;
NHPBS will include seek qualified diverse candidates for appointment to elected governing boards;
NHPBS will participate in minority or other diverse job fairs, whenever available.
Peter A. Frid
President & CEO
Vice President & Chief Content Officer