We've been in the business of reinventing storytelling since 1984. We took history out of the history books and we brought biography to life. For our viewers, we've invented new genres, told untold stories and broken barriers. For our partners, we've offered new networks, new audiences, and new ways for brands to talk to customers.
A+E Networks is a joint venture of The Hearst Corporation, Disney-ABC Television Group and NBCUniversal and is comprised of A&E®, HISTORY™, Lifetime®, Lifetime Movie Network, BIO™, History International™, Lifetime Real Women, HISTORY en ESPANOL™, Military History Channel™, Crime & Investigation Network™, Lifetime Digital, AETN International, A&E IndieFilms® and AETN Consumer Products.
A+E Networks is committed to the overall satisfaction and well-being of our employees. We are pleased to offer a wide array of benefits, which include:
Non-contributory Health Care and Prescription Coverage
401(k) Savings Plan
Tuition Assistance Plan
Pre-tax Commuter Programs
Work/Life Assistance Program
Adoption Assistance Program
Vacation and Personal Days
11 Company Holidays
Long Term Disability (LTD)
Long Term Care (LTC)
Flexible Work Hours
Flexible Spending Accounts
A+E Networks DIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT In an ever changing global economy, a competitive and successful AETN is committed to an environment that supports the flow of ideas and solutions. Our culture fosters creativity, productivity and mutual respect across generational, ethnic, racial, religious, thought, gender, sexual orientation and other lines resulting in an organization that values its dedicated employees and culturally aware leaders.
At A+E Networks, we believe that diversity enriches our lives, our company and individual performance. Our efforts to understand and value differences greatly contribute to the creativity, innovation, and excellence of A+E Networks’ programs, products, and services.
We believe that our programs, products and services are only as good as the people ho create them. Because of this, we have a commitment to high ethical values and to creating a workplace where employees are encouraged to strive for professional excellence. The diversity of our workforce plays an increasingly important role in meeting this commitment. Diversity extends beyond race, color, creed or sexual orientation. Diversity is that combination of traits and characteristics that makes each of us unique individuals and what brings us together to achieve our goals. Diversity is about respect, openness, innovation, and knowledge. It's what we practice in our business.
At A+E Networks, we've created a work environment that supports diversity by:
Aggressively pursing a broad spectrum of highly qualified candidates for our open positions.
Promoting and rewarding our employees based on contribution and merit.
Creating a work environment that is open to the ideas of all employees.
Always holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards.
Offering work/ life plans and benefits that support and respect the diversity of our employees and their needs.
Working with partners, vendors and suppliers who support our commitment to diversity such as:
National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) www.namic.com
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) (www.glaad.org)
A+E Networks Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council
The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council is focused on supporting the overall business growth, branding, talent development and talent acquisition for A+E Networks employees and all communities we serve. Comprised of employees from various departments within our business, our council provides direction and counsel to senior management, including setting goals and metrics for measuring success, securing resources to help achieve those goals while fostering companywide creativity, productivity and mutual respect across generational, ethnic, racial, religious, thought, gender and sexual orientation.
A+E Networks WORKFORCE
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When we look at numbers for the last four years we see convincing evidence that our recruiting efforts for minorities and women are heading AETN in the right direction.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
EVERY DAY, WE GRAB PEOPLE EVERYWHERE WITH OUR ENTERTAINING TAKE ON LIFE
As part of its commitment to providing educational resources, encouraging community service, and promoting awareness, A+E Networks is involved in several initiatives designed to make lasting contributions on national, state, and local levels.
A+E: THE RECOVERY PROJECT
Inspired by the extraordinary response to our series Intervention, A&E created The Recovery Project to break the stigma of addiction and raise awareness that addiction is a treatable disease and that recovery is possible. Through The Recovery Project, A&E works with non-profit organizations, government officials, and cable affiliates nationwide to give communities tools and resources related to addiction and recovery. Each year, we organize Intervention Town Hall meetings with our cable affiliates, bringing together community members, treatment specialists, and law enforcement representatives to talk about addiction issues and what can be done to solve them.
HISTORY AND A+E CLASSROOM
A+E Networks is committed to reinvesting in our national community through education. Our educators and historians develop educational materials that build students’ reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. The Idea Book for Educators is our biannual teacher's magazine mailed to 250,000 teachers nationwide free of charge, featuring teacher’s guides for programs that air during our commercial-free classroom time slots, information about our classroom initiatives, and links to our partner organizations. The A&E, History®, and Bio Channel Classroom websites are also a valuable resource for teachers to access classroom guides, watch streaming video or find our more about our student and educator contests.
TAKE A VETERAN TO SCHOOL DAY/THANK A VETERAN AT WORK
History® developed the Take A Veteran to School Day program to connect our veterans with schools nationwide, to hear their stories and to thank them for their years of service. As part of this initiative, History provides free materials including lesson plans, how-to guides, and streaming video resources. Building off the success of this program, we created the Thank A Veteran at Work campaign which encourages corporations and organizations to thank veterans in the workplace for their service, past and present. These two programs are the cornerstones of our corporate commitment to veterans and each year we continue to build our veterans outreach efforts. Log on to www.veterans.com to learn how to get involved.
BIO CLASSROOM AND BIOGRAPHY PROJECT FOR SCHOOLS
The BIO Classroom website is an interactive resource with free educational materials designed to encourage the use of biography in the classroom. We feature a "Bio of the Month" lesson plan based on programs aired during the commercial-free BIO Classroom hour, which airs on Tuesdays at 7am/6c. Bio also works with the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Biography Project for Schools which provides teachers with a colorful Emmy Award-winning educational manual, "BIO: Experience It!." BIO Classroom has online content and other tips to help educators incorporate the study of important individuals into their classrooms and encourage students to explore the lives of those who have made an impact on our world. Visit BIO Classroom for more information: www.biography.com/classroom.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL EN ESPAÑOL: HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION
As the only member of the Cable in the Classroom organization to provide free Spanish language teaching materials, The History Channel en español™ takes its commitment to education and the Latino community very seriously. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, The History Channel en español™ holds national and local poster contests. The winners are selected for the best depictions of Latino culture and prizes include $2,000 in scholarships.
LIFETIME PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Through its award-winning public affairs initiatives, Lifetime raises awareness about a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime’s multi-year advocacy campaigns include public service announcements, legislative advocacy and partnerships with non-profit organizations. In connection with the popular series Army Wives, Lifetime's public affairs group works with grassroots organizations representing military families nationwide. Other key Lifetime public affairs campaigns include Remarkable Women, Stop Breast Cancer for Life and Don't Skip a Beat.
SAVE OUR HISTORY
History® works to advance history education and preservation with its Save Our History (SOH) program. SOH provides grants to preservation organizations and historical societies, working with young people to preserve their local history. In addition, SOH provides useful materials including an educator's manual, how-to guides, lesson plans, and volunteer guidelines. This program helps preserve and publicize vital aspects of our nation's history while connecting schools, organizations, and cable affiliates to their local heritage.
History® creates short-form videos which help bring the past to life in our nation's most valuable museums and public sites. With the guidance of curatorial staff and historians, these pieces about a variety of significant events and places are in many of the nation's most prestigious sites and institutions, including the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, the Gettysburg National Monument Park, Ellis Island, Pearl Harbor, and dozens of other locations nationwide.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
EVERY DAY, WE GRAB PEOPLE EVERYWHERE WITH OUR ENTERTAINING TAKE ON LIFE
How can I submit my resume for consideration and can I submit my resume and cover letter even if I do not see a position currently open that I am interested in/qualified for? You can submit your resume to the Human Resources department via the AETN Careers page on the corporate site. All current job openings are listed there and you may apply to one or more of them. We request that all applicants apply via the website and not forward their resume via mail or fax. We do not have a mechanism for general applications. Individuals interested in working for AETN must apply to a specific job opening.
How can I be sure that a position I applied for hasn't already been filled? We make every effort to keep the open position postings current. If you no longer see the posting, it means that the position is either filled or is no longer available. If the position you are applying for has already been filled, we will keep your resume on file for future openings.
How will I know if my resume has been received? Resumes submitted through the AETN careers page will receive an e-mail response that your resume has been received. Resumes submitted via mail or fax may not be acknowledged.
What happens to my resume after I submit it? When you apply for a position, your information will be forwarded to the appropriate recruiter for consideration. If a match exists between your experience and the position requirements, you will be contacted directly by the recruiter. If a match does not exist, we will keep your resume on file.
How do I check my status for a specific job? We do not currently have a method for providing specific updates. We are looking at ways to enhance the information every candidate receives about their status. You can feel confident that your information has been received by the AETN Human Resources department. Please be assured that a member of the department will contact you directly if an appropriate match exists between your qualifications and the position requirements.
Does the Company have an internship program and how do I apply? The company has historically provided college students with internship opportunities through our Internship Programs, available during the Spring, Fall, and Summer semesters. The Summer Intern Program is a paid internship, while interns working during the Spring and Fall semesters receive academic credit only. To apply, please go to the careers tab on our corporate website and click on either the Summer Intern link or the Fall and Spring Intern link and follow the directions. Requirements for consideration include: Applicants must be college undergraduates who are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year or graduate students having completed at least one semester of post graduate work; students must have a GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated interest in the industry and/or specific area of interest (i.e. marketing), as exemplified through past work experience, internships and/or major course of study. Applicants will interview with both the HR department and the host department.
Who is the head of your company? Abbe Raven is the President and Chief Executive Officer of A&E Television Networks.
How many employees work for AETN? We employ over 650 people, the majority of whom work at our headquarters in Manhattan.
Where are your offices located? Our headquarters are in Manhattan. We also have offices in Stamford, CT; Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; London, England; and Singapore.
What is it like working for AETN? AETN's fast-paced creative work environment provides a friendly, entrepreneurial setting. Employees are stimulated by talented colleagues; benefit from the ability to fully participate in the business on a day-today basis; and enjoy the camaraderie and teamwork that is a hallmark of our company.
What is the dress code at AETN? Business casual is the norm in every office Monday - Friday.