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U.K. broadcaster industry Channel 4 has launched a new development program aimed at improving off-screen diversity in the post-production sector, by accelerate the careers of mid-senior talent.

The 4PP (4 Post Production) initiative offers five mid to senior-level individuals from underrepresented backgrounds a six-month program of bespoke skills gap training, mentoring from senior figures in the industry and shadowing and paid placement opportunities.

Developed in partnership with dialogue editor and dubbing mixer Emma Butt, who has over 12 years of experience in the industry and recently wrote a paper on the lack of diversity in the post-production sound sector in TV, the program is the first of its kind. The initiative was created following a panel session hosted by Channel 4 and Butt earlier this year, which discussed diversity, equity and inclusion in post-production.

Successful applicants will be mentored by Butt and other leading industry professionals throughout the program, funded by Channel 4’s training and development strategy, 4Skills. The positions will be based with Channel 4’s production company partners, offering mid to senior-level craft and technical talent an opportunity to progress their careers in the post-production sector.

The initiative has been welcomed by industry experts, including Diane Kemp and Marcus Ryder from the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity, who said: “This is an excellent example of why we believe that practitioners and academics must work together if we are to meaningfully increase diversity in the media industry.”


Applicants must have a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in the area that they want to develop in.

Please submit your CV and your application responses if this placement is of interest to you.

Please do not apply via the Channel 4 Portal, apply directly to Neila Butt ( and Georgina Dodds (


To help us identify the most appropriate candidates please could you answer the following questions. You can collate your response in a single attachment when emailing your application. The format of your application can be a PDF or Word document.

  • Do you have 3-5 years’ experience in the job role you want to progress in (Yes/ No)
  • How do you think you could benefit from this programme (max 250 words)
  • What craft and technical training do you think would benefit you to help further your career? (max 250 words)


Applications for 4PP are now open until May 31st 2023


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