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At The Seattle Times, the company's commitment to diversity is not just a policy. It's something we work at and celebrate. The Seattle Times takes an active role internally as well as outside the company in promoting diversity. We are one of the top two newspapers in the country for company-wide diversity.

In the newsroom, The Seattle Times ranks among the top 10 metropolitan weekday newspapers in the country with minority employment constituting about 24 percent, compared to a nationwide news staff average of 11.5 percent. We benefit from a rich mix of ethnic diversity, cultures and perspectives, and we'll continue to diversify, striving to reflect our entire community.

The Seattle Times and our publisher, Frank Blethen, have been recognized as national leaders in advancing inclusion and equality. We have received numerous awards for diversity efforts, including the National Association of Minority Media Executives Lifetime Achievement Award, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Chairperson's Award for Special Merit, Asian Business Ventures CEO Advocate of the Year, the Coalition for Human Dignity's Faces of Courage Award, the International Women's Forum Award and Outstanding Service from the Disability Awareness Association of Washington State University. For nine consecutive years, The Seattle Times was named to the Hundred Best Companies for Women list by Working Mother magazine.

More than a decade ago, The Seattle Times was one of the first major employers in the region to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday and launched a public campaign to remind people of the reasons behind it. We continue to support an educational Martin Luther King Jr. Web site promoting the history of the civil rights movement and the values Dr. King represented.

The Seattle Times Company supports equal opportunity and inclusion in the workplace and in every aspect of our lives.