“Better workplaces are good for everyone”: An interview with Natalie Grant of SMTJ about motherhood, working in television and the Covid-19 pandemic
Film and Screen Media, University College Cork
Natalie Grant is a freelance series producer primarily working in entertainment and reality television and codirector of Share My Telly Job (SMTJ), an organisation that exists to promote job-sharing and the normalisation of other forms of flexible working in the UK television and film industry, such as condensed hours and part-time work, in order to encourage better equality, diversity and inclusion. In this interview by Helen Kennedy and Jack Newsinger, held via email in December 2021, Grant talks about her experiences as a mother working in television, what led to her becoming a campaigner, and how more flexible kinds of work can promote greater equality and diversity in the television industry workforce.
Motherhood , Flexible work , Television , Diversity
Newsinger, J. and Kennedy, H. (2022) '“Better workplaces are good for everyone”: An interview with Natalie Grant of SMTJ about motherhood, working in television and the Covid-19 pandemic', Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 24, pp. 132-145. doi: 10.33178/alpha.24.08