Reuters hires Adeluwoye-Adams as newsroom diversity editor
Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams has been appointed editor of newsroom diversity at Reuters.
She will be leading efforts to build a more diverse newsroom at Reuters while simultaneously working closely with global newsroom managing editor Simon Robinson on recruitment and hiring. She will also be involved in training, mentoring and career development at Reuters.
Robinson said: “Joyce has an impressive record of driving change at media organizations and she will play a key role in our efforts to pay deeper attention to the people who make our newsroom tick. We believe a newsroom that embraces diversity and inclusiveness will make for a better place to work and improve the stories and photos and video we produce for our customers. We’re thrilled that Joyce is bringing her considerable insight and experience to our newsroom.”
“It’s an exciting time to be joining Reuters. The future of the newsroom depends on being able to reflect the diversity of the modern world, and those who consume our content in an authentic way,” said Adeluwoye-Adams.
Previously, Adeluwoye-Adams was the global director of diversity, inclusion, and sustainability at Swedish gaming company King, where she signed the company up to the Tech Talent Charter. She also designed and developed a Games Industry Pledge to push games and tech companies to take measurable steps to increase diversity.
Additionally, she designed and implemented a new onscreen and workforce diversity strategy across BBC Content. Joyce has also served as a corporation’s lead on Diamond, a pioneering industry-wide approach to improving workforce on-air diversity.
Adeluwoye-Adams was head of diversity at the Producer’s Alliance for Cinema and TV, a UK trade association that has led efforts to increase diversity.
In 2018, Joyce was awarded an MBE for her services to diversity in the media industry, while the Financial Times named her one of its top 100 influential BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) tech leaders.