Discovery

Discovery has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2019.
The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Discovery is incredibly honoured to be recognised as an Employer of Choice by the Australian Business Awards. Our mission as a business is to serve our passionate audiences with content from globally renowned brands that inspires, informs and entertains but that passion has to start with our people. We are continually focused on fostering a creative, supportive and inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, cultivates exceptional talent and empowers all employees to use their voice and know that they’ll be heard.

Rebecca Kent, General Manager, Discovery, Australia, NZ & The Pacific Islands.

Discovery is a media company that is part of a global network regarded as the leader in real life entertainment, delivering audiences quality content that inspires, informs and entertains. The organisation offers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year across deeply loved content genres. The company’s headquarters is in Sydney where 44 staff are currently employed. Since the end of 2015, Discovery has experienced growth of over 206% in personnel numbers, following the decentralisation of the regional headquarters in Singapore at that time and a commitment to increase localisation in Australia.

Discovery’s portfolio of premium, globally renowned brands in Australia includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, 7food network (a digital free-to-air channel, it’s a partnership with Seven West Media) TLC, Animal Planet, Eurosport, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Science, Travel Channel and Discovery Kids. Discovery’s services and content are provided to Australian audiences through its key partnerships which include Foxtel, Seven West Media, Nine Entertainment Co, and Fetch TV.

Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching audiences on all screens and services, from linear, free-to-air and pay–TV channels to digital products and streaming services, to social content and formats. 

Discovery is committed to investing in Australian content and invests in a number of local productions each year, with filming taking place all over Australia. Discovery provides a platform for Australian stories, locations and people to be showcased locally and on the world stage as these productions are distributed to up to 220 countries and territories throughout the world including the US, UK, Europe and Asia via Discovery’s global network.

A purpose-driven company, Discovery uses its position as a trusted voice to promote and support local and international causes relating to conservation and the environment, as well as social and education issues, to name a few, using its platform to spotlight organisations, sound the alarm on critical issues and inspire Australians to act and help where they can.

Integrity is integral to Discovery’s operations and the company has built a reputation in Australia and globally of being an organisation that consumers, business partners, shareholders and other stakeholders can put their trust in. To protect this reputation, Discovery provides it employees with information on the company’s standards for ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulation and company policies; promotes integrity and the highest standards of ethical conduct; and helps employees avoid even the slight appearance of anything improper in its business activities.

Discovery prides itself on curating, developing and maintaining a strong, positive and supportive workplace culture. It’s committed to providing a work environment that fosters respect, collaboration, creativity and productivity. A number of initiatives and programs led by the senior leadership assist with this and are designed to inspire and motivate all employees to perform at their best.

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