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Behind the Screens: Meet Taryn Stewart




Taryn joined PBS Digital in 2008 as a web video producer. Today, she is the new media content editor for PBS Digital. Previously, Taryn worked at TV One and in the production department at CSPAN. By day, Taryn manages the PBS homepage, and by night, she teaches a number of classes as a certified personal trainer!


1. Describe your role on the PBS Digital team. 
I am a New Media Content Editor on the PBS Digital Programming and Promotions team. I am responsible for the daily scheduling and editing of the pbs.org Homepage. I also publish the weekly PBS Previews newsletter. I also have the fun job of creating web pages for content around holidays, special events and most notably the PBS Online Film Festival. It is in its third year and it has been my pleasure to work on the festival since it began.

2. Based on what you know now, if you could go back to your first day at PBS and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
I would tell myself to speak up! I was incredibly shy when I started almost six years ago. It took me a long time to start talking in meetings…I’m sure that’s hard to believe nowJ

3. What’s the one website you can’t go a day without? 
Well I obviously can’t go a day without pbs.org, but my other passion is fitness. I make sure to check out the websites and blogs of my favorite fitness trainers: Jillian Michaels, Jeanette Jenkins and Shaun T.

4. What is your favorite mobile app?
Besides our PBS App…I have become quite obsessed with DuoLingo. I was a Spanish minor in college and I need to sharpen my skills.

5 In your opinion, what are the upcoming digital trends? 
I’m sure we will see an even greater increase in digital software that requires the use of our map and locator features. We’re going to be mapping our every move.

5. What is your favorite social media platform and why?
I LOVE Twitter. I can’t imagine watching my favorite programs or witnessing special events without the “twitterverse!”

6. Describe the Internet in a word.
Infinite

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