September 30, 2014
Carol Hirshfeld to join Radio NZ
Maori Television's ousting of Carol Hirschfeld has proved a boon for Radio New Zealand.
A restructuring instigated by new MTS chief executive Paora Maxwell did away with her position as general manager production.
But a new position has opened up for her at the state radio broadcaster as head of content.
That puts her in charge of news, drama, music, spoken features and Radio New Zealand International.
RNZ's presentation manager, John Howson, takes up a new role as head of radio responsible for all radio output across the Radio New Zealand National and Concert networks. while former Stuff website editor Glen Scanlon becomes head of digital media.
RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson says the new roles are part of a strategy to deliver high quality multi-media journalism and programming across multiple digital platforms.
Ms Hirschfeld says the new position marks a return to an organisation where she began her career as a cadet reporter.
She leaves Maori Television at the end of October and will join Radio New Zealand on November 24.
Paora Maxwell says Ms Hirschfeld had decided not to accept a new position as head of internal productions at the channel, nor to apply for the leadership role of Head of Programming & Production in the proposed restructure of the organisation.
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