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Josh Hardy.




 What are you into right now?

The Red Sox. Once we get to this time of year, I have the game on every night, even if it’s just in the background. 




Josh Hardy
TV Station Manager

08/15/18



 Can you explain what your current job is?

Concord TV is Concord’s nonprofit community media center. It’s a public access TV station, but we also try to focus on being a resource for whatever people’s multimedia needs are. As station manager, I oversee everything about our productions, including what we cover, how we cover it and making sure we’re meeting technical standards. I also teach our monthly video production classes and lead media production camps we do over the summer. 
 
How long have you worked there?
I’ve only been station manager for about a year, but I’ve been involved here since 2013. My titles have changed a few times as I’ve been with the organization. 
 
How did you get interested in this field?
Growing up, I always had an interest in TV and film, but I never saw it as a career. When I went to school at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, I started to revisit that interest. I was dabbling in radio production, film production and video journalism. I was also involved with turning the school newspaper into an online video newspaper.
 
What kind of education or training did you need for this job?
I ended up with a communication major and business minor. I definitely learned a lot from the curriculum, but I also took on a lot of my own projects and video gigs on campus to get some hands-on experience. … Over the years, I’ve learned that just when you think you know everything, either the tech evolves or something else comes up to teach you something new. 
 
How did you find your current job?
Concord TV was my college internship, and at least initially, it seemed like one stop I was making along the way. I grew up in Pembroke, but I thought I’d need to go out of state to find a viable career path. Over time, it became obvious that this was a good fit in terms of what I brought to the table and what Concord TV could offer me. I came on board part-time and then worked my way up to full-time and eventually grew into the role I’m in now. 
 
What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you?
I’ve learned a lot being 27 years old and being a leader at Concord TV. Anyone who wants to be in a leadership role has to lead by example. You have to really show everybody else this is what we’re doing and [this is] how this needs to be done.
 
What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career?
I wish I’d known that when you love what you do, time goes by really fast. Leading up to the start of my full-time career, I always dreaded the 9-to-5 life. But I learned there was really nothing to be concerned about. The time between 2013 to us talking today has gone by very quickly. 
 
What is your typical at-work uniform?
We dress pretty casual, so I’m usually in jeans and a polo. 
 
What was the first job you ever had?
I worked at a concession stand at a hockey rink. 
 
 — Scott Murphy 





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