Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Launch of the Guardian News and Media Group Ambassador Programme

The Guardian newspaper was founded in 1821 and has a long history of editorial and political independence. The Guardian has a clear purpose to deliver high quality independent liberal journalism in the pursuit of social justice.

We promote public debate and harness the power of our readers and give them the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas, as well as encouraging them to make a difference, both as individuals and within their communities.

One of our aims therefore, is to form partnerships with leaders in local community groups to enable us to reach and listen to more individuals from different backgrounds and cultures.

This is best achieved by building a network of Ambassadors in the communities who are best positioned to act as a conduit between the Guardian and their Communities and helping us achieve our goals of increasing the Diversity of our UK readership and the diversity of our workforce. We developed an Ambassador Programme for London last year and this has been hugely successful.

As a media organisation, we strive to ensure our newspapers and websites are reflecting the society in which we live and work.

On an editorial level we can better reflect our values of independence and inclusiveness by not only ensuring a broader diversity of voices to be heard within our papers and websites, but also that our editorial coverage accurately reflect the diverse societies we live in today.

It is important for us to ensure that we can continue to recruit the best people and attract a diverse audience.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to be part of this growing programme that will support you being a bigger voice for your communities and support their need to secure career opportunities within the Guardian News and Media group.

I have again I have attached a formal invitation to the lunch meeting we are holding at the Jury’s Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ on Thursday 23rd June 2011 from 1.30am to 3:00 pm, where you can find out more about the Ambassador Programme, how you and your communities can support the Guardian from an Editorial perspective and also find out more about the Guardian as an employer.

Should you require further information or if you have an alternative email address, please contact Michelle Dudhill on 07504691195 alternatively you can reply to this email address:

michelle.dudhill@diversitymarketplace.co.uk

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