Diversity & Inclusion

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background. We believe such diversity enhances the relevance and substance of our work and is essential in fulfilling our mission to inspire a smarter world.

We view diversity as the characteristics and attributes that make each one of us unique. Diversity has many dimensions. Along with race, gender, and physical ability, we believe that one’s ethnicity, national origin, nationality, religion, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, and age are other dimensions that strengthen us. More broadly, diversity includes geographic location, work experience, family status, socio-economic class, and political thought.
We enrich our community, our organization and ourselves when we celebrate and leverage the varied experiences and ideas that each individual brings. To achieve this, we will work together to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values all contributors.

CPM’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy and diversity initiatives are applicable to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social programs; reductions in force; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of equity that encourages and enforces.

Inclusive Conduct

All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events.

Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others that constitutes discrimination may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the organization’s policies should seek assistance from any manager or the Human Resource Director.

Pronouns in Email Signatures

Respectful use of gender pronouns is one way we create a welcoming workplace. We recognize that we cannot assume someone's gender identity or personal pronouns based on name or appearance. Employees may choose to share their personal gender pronouns in their email signatures, on nametags or verbally to let others know how to address them.

Cascade Public Media Statement on Race and Racism

On June 10, 2020, Cascade Public Media shared a statement on Race and Racism. Created by staff and leadership from across the organization, including members of our Race and Equity Committee, this statement expresses our deep sadness about the tragic events of the past weeks, and outlines our  commitment to expanding understanding, reporting on inequities and injustices in our community, serving all of our neighbors, and fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace.

Please take a moment to read the full statement.