Jill King

Among King’s recent achievements, she developed and implemented a campaign with 826 National to create the first inclusion storytelling project, which encourages youth to share their stories about kindness and empathy in an effort to stop bullying before it starts. Of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, King says, “We’re seeing the beginning of more voices allowed in the conversation that have been denied before.”

Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
I admire Rebecca Sugar, creator of “Steven Universe.” Rebecca is a young creator who has been willing to step up and inject her beliefs and vision into her show in an accessible and entertaining way, and stand up for what she thinks. “Steven Universe’s” commitment to radical inclusion and telling stories for ALL kinds of people has been groundbreaking.

What’s a recent example of a step forward for women in the media industry?
We’re seeing the beginning of more voices allowed in the conversation that have been denied before. The Inclusion Rider is a good first step that I hope to see a lot of companies adopt. I’d like to see more effective actions taken at the executive level.

What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
The biggest shift in the business today is the rise of streaming platforms and the on-demand culture. Working at a media company, and specifically serving the youngest generation, who are creating consumption habits, it is our job to continue to create quality content but also make sure it is available whenever/however our audience wants to experience it.

If there were a reality show based on your office, what would it be called?
“The Great British Baking Show.” We’re following recipes for an intended result, but it takes a mix of inspiration and planning, and you never quite know how well it’s going to turn out until it’s done!

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