Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:54

Staff Changes at NewTV

Written by Valerie Cavooris, Marketing & Communications Manager
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BrianHebertBrian Hebert, the former Director of Member Services at NewTV, is moving onwards and upwards in his career!In the beginning of March, we had to bid a fond farewell to our Director of Member Services Brian Hebert. It was less of a “Good-bye,” and more of “See you later,” since Brian has stayed within the Community Media industry. Brian left his position as Director of Member Services at NewTV to become the Executive Director of Bedford, MA’s Community Media Center, Bedford TV. We were certainly sad to see Brian go, as he was an integral member of our team. We couldn’t be happier, though, to see one of our own advancing in his career and doing great things for Community Media.

There is a funny coincidence about Brian leaving NewTV to join Bedford TV as their Executive Director. Brian’s predecessor as Director of Member Services at NewTV was Katie Duval. When Brian took over, Katie had left her position at NewTV to become – you guessed it – the Executive Director at Bedford TV. An even bigger coincidence? Brian and Katie share a birthday!

When Brian announced his imminent departure from NewTV, the search was on to find the perfect candidate to fill his role and seamlessly pick-up where he left off. It is no easy task to find someone with the right combination of technical know-how, experience in the Community Media space, and that certain  je ne sais quoi that it takes to get know our existing members and recruit some new ones, too.

The search committee held several interviews with a diverse range of qualified candidates, each bringing their own unique skillset to the table. As impressive as all of the candidates were, no one could quite check-off all of our boxes. No one, that is, until we interviewed Katherine Mooney.

We knew almost right away that Katherine would be the right person for the job. Her background in broadcasting, including working in Community Media, had given her plenty of experience with any technical equipment and computer programs she would need to use in the position. She was friendly and personable, so we knew she would have the right demeanor to work with our members and teach them everything she knows about production (which is a lot).

KatherineMooneyMeet Katherine Mooney, NewTV's new Director of Member Services! She is a lover of all things Community Media, and a houseplant enthusiast.Katherine’s first job after graduating from college was with the City of Boston's government channel, Boston City TV. Since then, her passion for Community Media has continued to grow and guide her career path. You’ll never guess where one of Katherine’s previous positions was: she worked for Bedford TV under Katie’s leadership! What a small world! Katherine also let us in on a little secret: ever since she began working in Community Media, she had hoped to one day work at NewTV. Serendipity all around.

After her first month on the job, Katherine is already making impactful changes at NewTV. The fact that she came on board just when the world started opening up again is a huge help in getting some of her ideas off the ground. Her first membership event, a NewTV Meet-Up, is coming up on May 12th, and all are welcome!

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