The programme, which will take place throughout 2020, will include sessions with a number of long-term clients of LiveWire Sport - Channel 4, Team GB, Wimbledon and a number of other world-class organisations.
As part of the programme, successful applicants will be offered a number of opportunities to develop their skills and learn more about the industry, with access to a year-round peer group of like-minded individuals and visits to supporting organisations.
Each participant will also be partnered with a mentor from the LiveWire Sport team for the year to provide additional support and advice.
Pranav Soneji, Director and Co-Founder at LiveWire Sport, said: “An audience as far reaching as sport should be represented by a workforce that is just as diverse. This programme is open to anyone who feels they have been overlooked or missed out on an opportunity because of a factor beyond their control. This could be for any number of reasons; beliefs, background, sexuality, race, disability, gender, all the way through to people facing financial, geographical, health, family or lifestyle challenges.
“Our industry serves a diverse audience across a number of platforms, so it is essential those working behind the scenes are just as representative.
“We hope this programme can help make a difference to talent that otherwise may not have had that chance, as well as improve the representation at our own agency.”
The Diversity in Digital Mentoring Programme is now open to applicants until 31st January. To apply, simply email email@example.com and include four things:
- Full name
- Your story so far
- Challenges you have faced breaking into the industry
- Why you should join the Diversity in Digital Mentoring Programme
These can be supplied in email or video (max 2 minutes) – whichever you feel more comfortable with. Applicants must be over 18, have a UK address and be legally permitted to work in the UK. There is no maximum age limit.
Any questions, please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.