S4C's first Diversity and Inclusion Officer announced

30 November 2020

Nia Edwards-Behi has been appointed as S4C's first Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

As part of this new role, Nia will develop S4C's commitment to reflecting Wales as it is today on screen and behind the camera, and work with production companies and partners to attract and train new talent to the sector.

Nia, originally from Llanfairfechan but now living in Aberystwyth after moving there to study, is looking forward to the challenge ahead:

"S4C is such an important organization for the broadcasting sector in Wales, so I'm looking forward to trying to put S4C at the forefront of issues around diversity and inclusion and thus try to influence the sector more widely," said Nia.

"Collaboration is very important to me, so I'm looking forward to working with a wide range of S4C staff and partners with this work. Certainly, these collaborations are needed if diversity and inclusion improvements are to be realized."

After completing a doctorate in Film Studies, Nia worked in marketing for the Aberystwyth Arts Centre and became the Centre's Equalities Champion.

Issues of inclusion and representation are very important to Nia and this, coupled with her interest in media and the arts, makes this the ideal job:

"I would like to see workplaces that are accessible and welcoming to all, and work cultures that are kind, meaningful and fair. In addition, I would like to see a very wide range of individuals involved in S4C's programs and content, across all kinds of programs and content."

Owen Evans, S4C's Chief Executive, said:

"It is a pleasure to welcome Nia Edwards-Behi to S4C and to this important role.

"Nia will build on our plans to reflect Wales as it is today on screen and to ensure that people from all walks of life feel open to the television sector and offer them exciting and relevant job opportunities, and the opportunity to work in the Welsh language. "

"I'm really looking forward to working with Nia to achieve these important goals."

Nia will take up her post on 14 December 2020.

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